Monthly Health Spotlight

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Did you know that arterial plaque is the culprit behind some of the worst cardiovascular  conditions? Coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary microvascular disease (MVD), carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) all stem from the accumulation of hardened low-density lipoprotein in your circulatory system. According to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for BOTH men and women, with more than half a million Americans dying from the disease each year. Thankfully, many of the risk factors for CHD, including plaque and cholesterol, are easily controllable. Take a stand for your health – lower your risk for a Plaque Attack and then nothing can stop you from achieving your wildest dreams.

Download our free fact sheet to learn how you can control your plaque.



aspirus-agonyofdefeetAgony of defeet

We’ve all been there – our feet hurt from the wrong type of shoes, improper fit, constantly wearing heels, and being overweight. This, that, and all the other things can lead to long-term foot problems such as bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis. Your
foot is a complex system of bones, ligaments, nerves, and muscles that work together to enable you to walk, run, and do whatever it is that you enjoy. One wrong move can throw everything out of balance. So what can you do now so that you don’t have to suffer the Agony of de Feet later? What if you are already suffering? We’ve got the
answers for your tired hoofers.

Download our free fact sheet and take the first step toward healthy feet.



aspirus-womensheartWomen’s Hearts Are Different

Women and men are different in so many ways! Once thought to be the same but simply smaller than men, women are finally being recognized as being different in body, mind and spirit! We laugh and cry at different things and we even tend to enjoy and excel at different activities. From the chemical make-up in our brains to our physical bodies, we are different than men…and our hearts are no exception! Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, regardless of race. It is more fatal than all forms of cancer combined and claims the lives of nearly 350,000 women every year.

Download our free fact sheet to learn why.


aspirus-afibA Little Fib Can Lead to a Big Problem

If you are a woman, your risk of developing A-fib is less than that of a man, but your risk of stroke and possible death from stroke is greater. Fortunately, if you have been diagnosed with A-fib, you can take steps to prevent A-fib-related stroke. Unfortunately, many people
who have A-fib don’t know it.

Lifestyle changes can help prevent A-fib and lower your risk of heart disease.

  • Follow a heart-healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat,
    trans fat and cholesterol. A healthy diet includes a
    variety of whole grains, fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
  • Be physically active.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Keep your cholesterol and triglycerides at healthy
    levels with dietary changes and medicines (if
    prescribed).
  • Limit or avoid alcohol.
  • Control your blood sugar level if you have diabetes.
  • Get ongoing medical care and take your medications as prescribed.

Download our free fact sheet to understand your risk.


Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat

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It’s been said that the groundwork of all happiness is health. In an honest
evaluation of your lifestyle, are you:

  • Eating well?
  • Exercising daily?
  • Sleeping 7-8 hours each night?
  • Visiting your health care provider
    for routine check-ups?

If you answered yes to most of these
questions but still find yourself gaining
weight, your thyroid may be to blame.

Download our free fact sheet to learn about signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders.

 


Debbie Downer? Moody Judy?

aspirus-moodyjudyEvery woman experiences menopause differently. Some women may not experience any noticeable symptoms, while others may feel as if they are experiencing every listed symptom of menopause. Symptoms can last for a few months or for several years and are caused by changes in the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Changes
in hormones are a result of aging, or are medically induced through medication or an operation.

During this time, you will also be at a higher risk for
osteoporosis and heart disease. Some women feel
irritable or depressed during menopause and are
worried about the changes they are experiencing,
but there are many treatment options that can help
keep you active, strong, and happy as your body
changes.

Download our free fact sheet to learn how you and your partner can stay well together.