Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center carefully assesses our
older Paramus chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to describe
the association between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults
who reside in community settings. They found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center does it to safeguard
our Paramus chiropractic patients!
Paramus FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status has a role,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a domino effect! A new study reported
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few leading fall risk assessment
tools (especially 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 with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost 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 experienced
a fall enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center understands nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
intends to keep our Paramus chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid
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