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Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health

As Mother’s Day approaches, we hope to focus on not only moms but also Women’s Health Awareness. Since your mom has taken such great care of you from the very beginning, investing in her health and wellness is the best way to thank her this year. Show your love for your mom by ensuring she is living life as healthy as she possibly can.

There are many ways you can help the moms in your life with their health. Staying up-to-date on women’s health issues is integral to the process. You should be aware of a variety of issues, including:

  • Arthritis Health

  • Bone Health

  • Heart Health

  • Physical Health

Arthritis in Women

Arthritis is defined as a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain

  • Stiffness

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Warmth

  • Decreased range of motion in the affected area

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are both common types of arthritis. While each has its own unique facets, they both impact your joints and cause serious pain throughout the body.

Osteoarthritis affects bone joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects joints and can cause pain in some body organs.

If you notice that your mom has drastically changed her lifestyle and complained about pain throughout the boy, you should consult a professional. Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked, so getting her medical attention is vital to her health. The good news is many medications can help deal with both types of arthritis. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop pharmacist can advise you on which treatments can best treat your symptoms. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from enjoying life. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today!

Improving Women’s Bone Health

With age and hormone changes from menopause, many women face bonless over time. Calcium and vitamin D are among the supplements taken to help keep their bones strong. There are a few vital steps to keep in mind as you support your loved ones in healthy living:

  1. Take a walk with them. Weight-bearing exercises are great for maintaining healthy bone density.

  2. Ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D since both help build strong bones.

  3. 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.

  4. Talk to your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop 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

Understanding her condition before it's too late is vital to your mom’s health. No matter what type of activity she enjoys, encouraging regular cardio is essential to a healthy heart and a long life.The next time Mom has a doctor’s appointment, make sure she discusses her blood pressure with her doctor. Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop Pharmacist is a local resource for your heart health needs. 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

Plan a Her Heart Matters consultation today to promote a heart-healthy life for the important women in your life!

Physical Activity Keeps Her Going

With approval from your doctor, exercise is a crucial component of heart health. Just as you would for any other muscle in your body, the heart requires exercise to grow in muscle and function at its best. The heart is a muscle, too, and cardio exercise helps keep the heart strong. Regular exercise and movement results in :

  • Less Inflammation

  • Improved blood flow

  • Better bone health

  • Promotes good mental health

  • More restful sleep

  • Optimized digestion

Celebrate your mother with the gift of health and happiness, giving her the resources to achieve a proper lifestyle. Click here to schedule a Women’s Wellness Session at Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop.

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