At Risk of Falling? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older West Des Moines folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. West Des Moines fall prevention is critical, and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages all West Des Moines chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most West Des Moines chiropractic families. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those may also cause a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is key for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our West Des Moines chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to keep you strong. As our West Des Moines chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and our West Des Moines chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine. A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees this to be very helpful when discussing nutrition with our West Des Moines chiropractic patients, particularly with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa now. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to evaluate your fall risk and establish a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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