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At Risk of Falling? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older La Grande folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. La Grande fall prevention is vital, and Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages all La Grande chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most La Grande chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home are all ways to reduce fall risk. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may also cause a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s valuable for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help assess health risks like these and others to help our La Grande chiropractic patients stay on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our La Grande chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and our La Grande chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC finds this to be quite helpful when talking with our La Grande patients about their nutrition, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC now. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to check your fall risk and set up a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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