West Des Moines Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the most suitable 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 shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our West Des Moines chiropractic patient population. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our West Des Moines patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows nutrition and understands West Des Moines 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 people are living longer and developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies concerning 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to assist our West Des Moines chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your West Des Moines chiropractor and you at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to West Des Moines chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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