“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
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
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.
WHO CAN DETERMINE 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!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
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!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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.