Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health
Throughout adolescence, moms do so much to raise and take care of their children. Yet, even after babies become adults, a mother is never relieved of her duties. 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 several ways you can help the moms in your life with their health. The process begins with being aware of women’s health issues that warrant attention; these include:
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
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are two of the most common types of 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, avoiding their arthritis symptoms. Have you noticed your loved one making changes in her routine? Does she seem less active than before? Arthritis pain increases over time if patients don’t get the proper medical care. The good news is that medications can help deal with both types of arthritis. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Texas Rxsolutions and Compounding Pharmacy pharmacist can provide insight on which treatments are most beneficial for your needs. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today to help the women in your life continue to live to their fullest, pain free.
Improving Women’s Bone Health
With age, the calcium levels in your bones begin to diminish. During menopause, women can experience rapid bone loss because of hormonal changes in the body. 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 Texas Rxsolutions and Compounding 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
It's integral to get to the root of the issue to give your mom pain relief and the ability to be around for her loved ones. The best prescription-free options for heart wellness are proper eating habits and regular physical activity. Whether she likes to dance, swim, go kayaking, or a brisk walk, make sure your mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes per day. 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 Texas Rxsolutions and Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacist is an excellent ally for women’s 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
For a heart-healthy life, schedule a Her Heart Matters consultation today!
Physical Activity Keeps Her Going
With the approval of a doctor or medical professional, exercise is beneficial for the heart. Just as we use weight lifting to strengthen our arms and squats to build leg muscles, we also have to train our hearts to be healthy.The heart is a muscle and regular cardio keeps the heart strong. A body in motion leads to:
Improved blood flow
Better bone health
Promotes good mental health
More restful sleep
Your mom has played a significant role in your life and the best way to give back to her is playing a part in her heart health journey. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Texas Rxsolutions and Compounding Pharmacy .