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Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health

Moms do so much to raise and take care of their children, relentlessly serving their families. No matter the age of their children, a mother is never relieved of her duties as a caretaker and support system. So this year, as we enter the month of May, why not give the Mom or future Mom in your life the special gift of health. We not only want to focus on Moms during this season but also want to shed light on the importance of Women’s Health Awareness.

There are many 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 serious attention, such as:

  • Arthritis Health

  • Bone Health

  • Heart Health

  • Physical Health

Arthritis in Women

Arthritis often leads to severe, intense inflammation in the joints. Those who suffer from arthritis may experience:

  • Joint pain

  • Stiffness

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Warmth

  • Decreased range of motion in the affected area

There are two main types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis involves pain located in bone joints, while Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that targets organs in the body.

Arthritis leads many women to complain of pain in a specific area of their body or begin to limit their day-to-day activities. If you notice warning signs from your loved ones on a regular basis, they may be suffering from Arthritis symptoms. Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked by a medical professional. While Arthritis has negative effects on the body, medicine can help relieve severe body pain. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacist can assist with finding the right treatments for your specific needs. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from enjoying life. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation with us today!

Improving Women’s Bone Health

As women age, the calcium levels begin to decrease at a steady pace. Menopause is another factor that can cause rapid bone loss and drastic hormonal changes. Calcium and vitamin D are among the supplements women can take to help keep their bones healthy and strong. You can support your loved one through the following activities:

  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 Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety 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 the many ways you can support your mother in health is integral to recovery and her overall health. The best prescription-free options for heart wellness are eating regular, healthy meals and keeping an active lifestyle. Whether she likes to dance, swim, kayak, or walk, make sure mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes. At her next appointment, ensure she discusses her blood pressure and any other health problems she has experienced. Your local Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist is a dedicated ally for heart health. We can provide a Her Heart Matters consultation session to keep your mom in control of her body and physical health. During each session, we hope to supply mom 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

We recommend clients schedule a Her Heart Matters consultation today to keep your mother living heart-healthy!

Physical Activity Keeps Her Going

With professional approval, exercise is an excellent way to manage heart health. While you may go to the gym to work the other muscles in your body, your heart needs just as much attention and exercise to function at its best. A body in motion leads to:

  • Less Inflammation

  • Improved blood flow

  • Better bone health

  • Promotes good mental health

  • More restful sleep

  • Optimized digestion

Your mom has built into your life and sacrificed so much for you and your family. The best way to thank her for all she has done is with an investment in her health. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety.

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