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Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health
Day after day, moms do much to raise and take care of their children. Yet, even after babies become adults, a mother is never relieved of her role. So this year, as we enter the month where we think of all the sacrifices mothers make, why not give the mom or future mom in your life an extra special gift, the gift of health. During May, we not only want to focus on moms but also want to shed light on Women’s Health Awareness.
There are many ways you can help the moms in your life with their health, such as:
Arthritis in Women
Arthritis is defined as a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis include:
Decreased range of motion in the affected area
The two most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis affects bone joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects joints and can cause pain in some body organs.
Most women will complain of pain in a specific area or begin to limit their activities to avoid pain. Have you noticed your loved one make changes in her routine? Does she seem less active than before? Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked. The good news is many medications can help deal with both types of arthritis. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Savco Pharmacy 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
As women age, the calcium levels in their bones begin to diminish. In addition, during menopause, women can 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. 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 Savco Pharmacy 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 to make sure they are around to spread the love for a long time. The best prescription-free options for heart wellness are proper eating habits and staying in motion. Whether she likes to dance, swim, go kayaking, or a brisk walk, make sure Mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes. The next time Mom has a doctor’s appointment, make sure she discusses her blood pressure with her doctor. Don’t forget that your local Savco Pharmacy Pharmacist is an excellent ally for heart health. Stop in for a Her Heart Matters consultation session. During the session, Mom will walk away with:
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, so Mom can continue to lead a heart-healthy life!
Physical Activity Keeps Her Going
As long as a doctor approves it, exercise is good for the heart. We lift weights to condition our arm muscles to be strong, and we do squats to improve leg muscles. The heart is a muscle, too, and cardio exercise helps keep the heart strong. A body in motion leads to:
Improved blood flow
Better bone health
Promotes good mental health
More restful sleep
Moms have done so much to ensure our lives are extraordinary; why not make sure hers is healthy and happy? Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Savco Pharmacy.