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La Grande Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC carefully checks our older La Grande chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe 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 had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC does it to safeguard our La Grande chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several prominent fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC intends to keep our La Grande chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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