Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre thoroughly assesses our
older Toronto chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to define
the relationship between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults
who live in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to do. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre does it to safeguard
our Toronto chiropractic patients!
Toronto 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 plays a role,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a domino effect! A recent study revealed
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
Poor nutritional status in older adults notably
in those with a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall increased their physical
performance. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
intends to keep our Toronto chiropractic
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