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Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health

extra special gift, the gift of life-long health. During May, we not only want to focus on Moms but also want to shed light on the importance of Women’s Health Awareness. Our moms are integral to our lives, and we want to keep them living life at its fullest, healthier and happier than ever.

There are several ways to ensure your mom’s health is at its best. The process starts with being aware of the women’s health issues that warrant attention, including:

  • Arthritis Health

  • Bone Health

  • Heart Health

  • Physical Health

Arthritis in Women

Arthritis results in painful, severe inflammation in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain

  • Stiffness

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Warmth

  • Decreased range of motion in the affected area

The two most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Both of these forms of arthritis have different effects on the body, Osteoarthritis impacting bone joints and Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, affecting joints and causing organ pain.

If left unchecked, Arthritis worsens over time. The good news is many medications can help deal with both types of arthritis. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Health On South RX pharmacist can provide insight on which treatments would be best. It is important to watch for warning signs of arthritis, women often complaining about aches and pains, as well as sudden decreases in physical activity. Don’t let arthritis slow down your loved one and take away her mobility. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today!

Improving Women’s Bone Health

With age, the calcium levels in your bones begin to diminish. In addition, during menopause, women often experience bone loss due to sudden changes in hormones. Calcium and vitamin D are essential supplements women can take to maintain their bone strength. You can help the important women in your life stay strong by:

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

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

  3. Having 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. Talking to your Health On South RX 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

The best prescription-free options for heart wellness are proper eating habits and staying in motion. It is integral that mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes, no matter what type of exercises she prefers. At mom’s next doctor’s appointment, make sure she discusses her blood pressure and other concerning symptoms with her doctor. Your local Health On South RX Pharmacist is an excellent heart health resource. Book a Her Heart Matters consultation session to learn tips to maintain mom’s heart 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, giving your mom the gift of a healthy heart this year.

Physical Activity Keeps Her Going

Exercise is the key to keeping your mom healthy. With the approval of a medical professional, daily exercise can make all of the difference when it comes to your physical well being. A body in motion leads to:

  • Less Inflammation

  • Improved blood flow

  • Better bone health

  • Promotes good mental health

  • More restful sleep

  • Optimized digestion

This year, gift your mother with life-changing health services, improving her quality of life. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Health On South RX.

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