Pflugerville Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the most suitable conversation starting question a doctor can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Pflugerville chiropractic patient group. Pflugerville Wellness Center considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Pflugerville patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Pflugerville Wellness Center, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will accompany this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center knows nutrition and understands Pflugerville fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and experiencing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Pflugerville Wellness Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to identify what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies concerning 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Pflugerville Wellness Center is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to assist our Pflugerville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Pflugerville Wellness Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Pflugerville chiropractor and you at Pflugerville Wellness Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be suggested to Pflugerville chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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