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The Health Savvy
Prioritizing your health – both physical and mental – has never been more important. Over the past few years, many women have put off taking care of their general health and wellness needs. They have adjusted their daily routines, including the way they connect with family and friends. The combination has led to serious health problems for some women.
During National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), we are encoring all women to reflect on their individual health needs and take steps to improve their overall health. Whether you continue your current activities or find news ones, now is a great time for all women and girls to focus on better health, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older. National Women’s Health Week is also a great time for family, friends, and the greater community to take actions to support women and help them achieve the best health possible.
This week is a great time to reflect on your health. Please remember to schedule your annual visits, remain diligent on follow-up labs, screenings and most importantly implement a plan to improve your physical and mental health.
We are here for you!
Tracy Blusewicz, MD
Katherine Coley, MD
Your wellness visit is all about you, your body, and your reproductive health. Wellness visits are also called gynecological exams, pelvic exams, annual exams, or well woman exams. If you have a vulva, breasts, or a uterus, these visits are an important part of taking care of your health (no matter what your gender identity is).
Being physically active is one of the most important actions you can take at any age to improve your health. Did you know? The HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans defines physical activity generally as any movement that enhances health.
That means you activities such as gardening and cleaning can count as physical activity.
Our medical providers precision-pick the best medication for your unique needs & triggers. Some medications stabilize blood sugar, shrink appetite, or help you feel fuller faster.
Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs if you don't get enough sleep. Sleep deficiency is a broader concept. It occurs if you have one or more of the following: You don't get enough sleep (sleep deprivation).
Sleeping problems are common in America, with up to 35% of adults reporting symptoms consistent with insomnia. Women are more likely to experience poor sleep than men, and one likely cause is hormonal changes related to the menstrual cycle and menopause.
Explore tips at nutrition.gov for eating at home and in restaurants to ensure balanced, weight-healthy meals. It’s important to ensure you are getting enough vitamins in your diet.
Vitamin D helps with strong bones and may help prevent some cancers. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue and depression.
SAMHSA’S National Helpline –
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Risk of depression may increase during the transition to menopause, a stage called perimenopause, when hormone levels may fluctuate erratically. Depression risk may also rise during early menopause or after menopause — both times when estrogen levels are significantly reduced.
National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24/7 confidential service that supports victims and survivors of domestic violence. The hotline can be reached:
By phone: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
By text: Text LOVEIS to 22522
Online chat: https://www.thehotline.org and select “Chat Now”
The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Medical Director: Tracy Blusewicz, MD, FACOG
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