Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health
We not only want to focus on Moms but also aim to emphasize the importance of Women’s Health Awareness. Taking care of your mom and investing in the health of the women in your life is important, giving back to those who have built into you over the years. This Mother’s Day, we invite you to care for your mom with the gift of healthy living.
There are a number of ways you can assist your mother in her health journey.This process begins with an awareness of women’s health issues that need to be addressed:
Arthritis in Women
Arthritis is defined as a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints, including symptoms such as:
Decreased range of motion in the affected area
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are the most common forms of arthritis. While they both involve varying degrees of body pain, Osteoarthritis affects bone joints, while Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can cause pain in some body organs.
Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked. Taking note of any mention of new or increasing pain and limited mobility is important to catching early signs of arthritis. Currently, there are many medications that can help deal with both types of arthritis, giving patience reassurances when it comes to their health. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your DSD Pharmacy pharmacist can advise you on the best treatments available. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from living to the fullest. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today!
Improving Women’s Bone Health
For women, the calcium levels in their bones begin to diminish as they age. Menopause also increases bone loss due to rapid hormonal changes. Calcium and vitamin D are vital supplements women can take to for increased bone strength and support. You can help the important women in your life stay healthy, nourished, and strong 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 DSD 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
Proper eating habits and staying in motion are the best solutions when it comes to heart health. You can help your mom live a long, healthy life by getting her outside and active on a regular basis. Whether she likes to dance, swim, go kayaking, or take brisk walks, make sure Mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes for the benefit of her physical health.At her next doctor’s appointment, ensure she discusses any concerns or questions she might have about her heart health. Never hesitate to reach out to your local DSD Pharmacy Pharmacist who is an excellent ally for heart health. Stop in for a Her Heart Matters consultation session today to support your mother and the improvement of women’s health. 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
Doctor-approved exercise is the best solution for heart health. Working the muscles of your heart with activities such as running, walking, and kayaking can improve your health and quality of life. A body in motion leads to:
Improved blood flow
Better bone health
Promotes good mental health
More restful sleep
Moms work tirelessly for our well-being and the least we can do for our mothers is taking the time to invest in her health this Mother’s Day. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at DSD Pharmacy.