On Saturday Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, Affinity providers are offering an informative and fun-filled day focused on taking control of menopausal symptoms. Not sure if you should go?
Here are the top five reasons you should attend this event:
- Hear from Affinity providers which symptoms are normal, and which ones you should talk to your provider about
- Learn about traditional and alternative approaches to control your menopausal symptoms
- Be in a safe environment to speak freely about menopause with people who understand
- Learn about weight gain and how to control it
- Get a chair massage and enjoy a pampering session from Affinity Integrative Medicine and Agea Spa and Salon
This is a great opportunity for perimenopausal and menopausal women to talk openly about menopause and share their experiences with each other. It’s a perfect time to create a strong relationship with your health care provider and learn more about the changes going on in your body.
If you’re nervous to come alone, call up your girlfriends and register together! To register, call 1-800-362-9900 or visit affinityhealth.org/menopause. The registration fee is $25.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked by patients is: What kinds of natural remedies and medications can they use while pregnant. While it is a very frequent concern, it’s also a very complex topic to discuss. Overall, less is more. The best advice I can give is to avoid medication or supplements if you don’t need them.
Because there are very few studies done on pregnant women, we don’t know the effects of medications on your unborn baby. Health care providers decide which medications you can take by using ‘pregnancy risk’ categories and by experience to determine if a drug is safe for you to take while you are pregnant. There are always side effects to anything you put in your body, including food. Continue Reading »
Too busy to exercise during pregnancy? There is data out there suggesting that you should try to squeeze in a few workouts a week.
Some of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy for mom include:
- Reduced weight gain
- Improved muscle tone
- Improved self esteem
- Decreased incidence of varicose veins
- Improved sleep
- Decreased incidence of low back pain, musculoskeletal pains
- Improved posture, body mechanics
- Improved heart, lung function
- A possible link is decreased need for induction, cesarian deliveries, episotomy, anesthesia
- Prevents and provides treatment for:
During pregnancy you might find yourself tossing back and forth at night to find a comfortable spot. You may have to change your usual sleeping positions for your second and third trimester. Sleeping directly on your back after 20 weeks should be avoided. This is because a large vein, called the vena cava, delivers blood from your lower back to your heart. If you lie flat on your back and the baby is on the right side, it could compress the vein and could block delivery of blood back to your heart. Continue Reading »
Wisconsin may be known as “America’s Dairyland” but these days it is also getting a reputation for being one of the most obese states in the nation, ranking 15th in the country. In Wisconsin, one in three adults are obese. Obesity is defined by having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30.
According to a new report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, 2013”, every state in the country has an adult obesity rate above 20 percent. This is a startling increase given that in 1980 no states had an adult obesity rate above 15 percent. Continue Reading »