Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. The Novelli Wellness Center carefully assesses our
older Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. The Novelli Wellness Center 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 found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to do. The Novelli Wellness Center does it to protect
our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients!
Buffalo, NY 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 is influential,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a ripple effect! A new study reported
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several prominent fall risk assessment
tools (particularly 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 with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall improved their physical
performance. (3) The Novelli Wellness Center knows nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. The Novelli Wellness Center
intends to keep our Buffalo, NY chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable
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