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

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the best conversation starting question a healthcare person can post to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your La Grande chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our La Grande chiropractic patient group. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our La Grande patients.


Not a surprise to you or Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC, 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 under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will accompany an aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows nutrition and understands La Grande fall risk.


In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and developing all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to figure out 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 tell who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your La Grande chiropractor is also great at this!


A evaluation of published research studies about 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! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is well educated in nutrition and prepared to help our La Grande chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your La Grande chiropractor and you at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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