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!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
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!
La Grande FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
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.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS
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!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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