Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health
A mother’s work is never finished, continually serving her family with love, care, and affection.This Mother’s Day, we encourage you to provide the gift of health to your mother, giving back for her years caring for you and your family. Our services are the perfect gift to care for your mom. During May, we not only want to focus on moms but also want to explore Women’s Health Awareness.
We supply ample ways for you to care for your mom during this season. Being aware of women’s health issues that warrant attention is the best way to care for your mother; these include:
Arthritis in Women
Arthritis is a serious condition that often leads to inflammation and pain in the joints. Symptoms usually include:
Decreased range of motion in the affected area
Common types of arthritis include: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis affects bone joints and Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that targets your joints and can cause pain in your internal organs.
Leading signs of arthritis are decreases in physical activity or increased pain throughout the body. Arthritis worsens over time if left unchecked so it is essential to go see your doctor if you experience any of the early warning signs. We pride ourselves on working alongside patients with both types of arthritis, giving practical next steps for recovery and healing. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Summer’s Pharmacy pharmacist can provide insight on which treatments work best for your condition. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from enjoying life. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today!
Improving Women’s Bone Health
As women age, the calcium levels in their bones begin to diminish. In addition, during menopause, women can experience rapid bone loss due to hormonal changes. Calcium and vitamin D are among the supplements women can take to help keep their bones strong. You can help the strong women in your life stay strong as well 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 Summer’s 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
Get to the heart of the matter with the moms in your life. The best prescription-free options for heart wellness are proper eating habits and staying in motion on a regular basis. No matter how your mom likes to get in her daily workout, make sure Mom gets her cardio in four times a week for at least thirty minutes. At mom’s next doctor’s appointment, make sure she discusses her blood pressure and any other warning signs she may be experiencing. Summer’s Pharmacy Pharmacist is an excellent resource for your heart health needs. A Her Heart Matters consultation session is integral to living the healthiest life possible. During this appointment, your 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
A Her Heart Matters consultation is just what your mom needs to keep living heart-healthy!
Physical Activity Keeps Her Going
Exercise is good for the heart, as long as your doctor approves your level of activity. Regular cardio exercise helps keep the heart strong and gives you a leading advantage when it comes to detrimental heart conditions, regular exercise keeping you stronger than ever. Consistent cardio leads to:
Improved blood flow
Better bone health
Promotes good mental health
More restful sleep
Your mom has given you so much over the years and assisting with her health is the best way to show your mom love this season. Click here to book a Women’s Wellness Session at Summer’s Pharmacy.