Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health
A mother’s job is never finished, no matter how old her children might be. Mom’s work tirelessly to ensure the safety and care of her family. As Mother’s Day approaches this May, why not give the Mom or future Mom in your life, the gift of health.This month, we not only want to focus on our Moms but also on the importance of Women’s Health Awareness everyday of the year.
We supply a variety of ways that you can come alongside your mother or the mother figure in your life when it comes to her health. It all starts with being aware of current women’s health issues that warrant attention; these include:
Arthritis in Women
Arthritis is a serious condition that causes painful inflammation in your joints. Those who have arthritis may experience:
Decreased range of motion in the affected area
Those who have arthritis often have either Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis negatively impacts your bones and joints and Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that also affects your joints, causing severe organ pain.
Most women will complain of pain in a specific area or begin to limit their activities to avoid pain with age. Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked and it is critical to notice the warning signs, which include changes in mood and activity. The good news is that many medications can help deal with both types of arthritis. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Evolve Health Services pharmacist can provide insight on which treatments would be best. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from enjoying life. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today!
Improving Women’s Bone Health
Calcium levels in bones begin to diminish with old age. In addition, during menopause, women often experience rapid bone loss due to hormonal changes. Calcium and vitamin D are among the supplements women can take to help keep their bones strong and promote optimum health at any age. You can help the strong women in your life stay strong as well by:
Take a walk with them. Weight-bearing exercises are great for maintaining healthy bone density.
Ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D since both help build strong bones.
Have her schedule a bone density scan to help determine bone loss and bone breaks. This scan should be repeated every two years to keep track of bone health.
Talk to your Evolve Health Services Pharmacist to find out what other supplements and prescriptions can help the remarkable woman in your life maintain good bone health.
Healthy Heart Habits for Her
Get to the heart of the matter with the moms in your life. We always recommend a proper diet and plenty of physical activity when it comes to heart health. No matter what form of exercise she prefers, make sure mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes. At mom’s next doctor's appointment, make sure she discusses her blood pressure and any other health issues. Don’t forget that your local Evolve Health Services Pharmacist is an excellent resource when it comes to heart health. We are always happy to assist with a Her Heart Matters consultation session. During the session, Mom will receive:
A better grasp of what her blood pressure numbers mean.
Knowledge about her current prescription and OTC heart medications
Education on what consists of a heart-healthy diet
Comprehension of dealing with other conditions affecting heart health, such as high cholesterol and diabetes.
Understanding how pregnancy can affect blood pressure and other heart conditions
Schedule a Her Heart Matters consultation today, to give your mom a heart-healthy life this Mother’s Day!
Physical Activity Keeps Her Going
With special approval, exercise is essential to heart health. Just as you’d exercise any other muscle in your body, we recommend regular cardio to build strong, healthy muscles in your heart. A body in motion leads to:
Improved blood flow
Better bone health
Promotes good mental health
More restful sleep
Your mom has done so much for you and access to the services necessary to keep her healthy is one way to express your love this May. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Evolve Health Services.