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At Risk of Falling? Mandeville Chiropractic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Mandeville folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. Mandeville fall prevention is so important, and Mandeville Chiropractic recommends that all Mandeville chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most Mandeville 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 ways to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may also instigate a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s important for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Mandeville Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Mandeville chiropractic patients remain on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Mandeville chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Mandeville Chiropractic and our Mandeville chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A current fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Mandeville Chiropractic finds this to be quite helpful when talking with our Mandeville patients about their nutrition, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Mandeville chiropractic appointment with Mandeville Chiropractic today. Mandeville Chiropractic is here to evaluate your risk of falling and set up a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Mandeville Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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