Mar 9, 2018

Women’s Health Topics You Should Know About at Each Stage of Life


Women’s health is important at any age, and having trusted doctors who specialize in any women’s health issues you may face is key.  At Crisp Regional, our women’s health specialists provide excellent health care to women in every stage of life.  Here are a few women’s health topics to keep in mind.

1. Keep up with your yearly exams

Annual checkups are an important part of any women’s health, no matter her age.  Most doctors will recommend certain screenings, specific to a woman’s age, to detect any changes in health needs.   Staying on top of regularly scheduling exams is a great way to ensure that you maintain healthy habits and lifestyle choices as you age.

2. Be aware of the top threats to women’s health

Some of the most common health issues for women include heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, depression, and osteoporosis.  Though these health issues can affect anyone, there are specific lifestyle choices you can implement in everyday life to help prevent them.
– Exercise
One of the best ways to keep your body and mind healthy is to stay active.  Exercising for just a few minutes every day can majorly decrease your likelihood of developing heart disease and other health issues.
– Maintain a healthy diet.
Eating healthy gives your body the nutrients it needs to function at its best.  Try to stick to a diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins to maintain a healthy weight and to decrease your chances of developing health problems.
– Don’t forget about your mental health.
Watch your stress levels, and keep track of how your mental health is doing.  A healthy mind is just as important as keeping the rest of your body healthy.  Too much stress, anxiety, or not enough sleep could increase your risk of heart disease.

3. Find doctors you trust through the process of pregnancy

Having a baby is a beautiful experience that can sometimes feel intimidating.  Women and their families can find comfort in having a strong support system throughout the whole process, from receiving news about pregnancy, to the days after the baby is born.

Make sure that you have a comfortable and supportive experience by putting your trust in a team of experts who will confidently walk through the journey of pregnancy with you.

4. Know what dietary supplements and vitamins are important at each stage of life.

Women’s body’s needs change depending on age and stage of life.  It is important to know how to best care for your body based on what it needs.  Taking dietary supplements and vitamins is a helpful way to ensure your body has what it needs to stay healthy.  Each vitamin or supplement is essential for its own reason, and these are important to know so that you can do what is best for you at each stage of life.

  • Iron contributes to maintaining healthy energy levels. If you do not have enough iron in your blood, the blood cells may not be carrying enough oxygen which can make you feel tired and out of energy.
  • Calcium, Vitamin D, and Magnesium are all important for bone health. They can be helpful at a younger age during growth, or at an older age to keep bones from becoming weak.
  • Folic Acid is important to helping the body maintain a healthy amount of red blood cells. It can also prevent birth defects.

Your doctor will be able to recommend which supplements and vitamins you should take throughout each stage of life.
Your health is important and should be made a priority.  Ensure that you stay your healthiest by prioritizing regular doctor visits and staying aware of your health needs.

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