Day after day, 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 role. As a thank you to your mom, we can help you provide the gift of health this Mother’s Day. This month, we want to focus on Moms but also want to shed light on Women’s Health Awareness.
You can help support your mother’s health in a variety of ways. First and foremost, you must be aware of women’s health issues that warrant attention, including:
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.
Each type of arthritis has its own characteristics, Osteoarthritis affecting bone joints and Rheumatoid arthritis being an autoimmune disorder that causes discomfort and pain in the internal organs.
Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked, making it vital that you regularly make note of any changes in your mom’s daily routine due to pain. The good news is many medications can help deal with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. From discussing prescriptions to OTC options, your Kines Family Pharmacy pharmacist can help advise you on the right treatments for your individual needs. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from enjoying life. Schedule an Arthritis & Me Consultation today to keep your mom healthy and happy!
Improving Women’s Bone Health
With time, calcium levels in the bones begin to diminish. Menopause also leads to rapid bone loss because of sudden hormonal changes in the body. Calcium and vitamin D are essential supplements women can take to help keep their bones healthy and strong. You can help the important women in your life keep their strength 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 Kines Family 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 way to avoid unnecessary medications. Cardio four times a week for at least thirty minutes is integral to keeping your mom at her heart healthy. Next time mom visits the doctor, make sure she discusses her blood pressure with her doctor. Your local Kines Family Pharmacy Pharmacist is readily available to assist with all of your heart health needs. Pay us a visit for an informative Her Heart Matters consultation session. During the session, Mom will receive:
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, to get your mom on track for a heart-healthy lifestyle!
Physical Activity Keeps Her Going
Once you get a doctor’s approval, exercise is key to maintaining heart health. The heart is a muscle that requires regular exercise in order to function at its best. An active lifestyle will result in:
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 Kines Family Pharmacy.