Pflugerville Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Pflugerville Wellness Center thoroughly assesses our older Pflugerville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Pflugerville Wellness Center cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Pflugerville Wellness Center does it to safeguard our Pflugerville chiropractic patients!

Pflugerville FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status has a role, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to several leading fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Low nutritional status in older adults notably in those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Pflugerville Wellness Center intends to keep our Pflugerville chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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