Friday, October 13, 2017

5 Helpful Tips to Deal With Your Menopause Symptoms

It's World Menopause Month. So many women deal with menopause in their everyday lives. It may be difficult, but it can be done. Whenever you enter into menopause, you may not realize what's happening to your body. In honor of world menopause month, Central Ozark Medical Center will explain the symptoms of menopause and give 5 helpful tips to deal with your symptoms of menopause.


Symptoms of Menopause


Symptoms you may experience that could mean you are entering into menopause could include:
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Loss of libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory lapses
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain 
  • Incontinence
  • Bloating
  • Allergies
  • Brittle nails
  • Changes in body odor
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Irritability
  • Panic disorder
  • Breast pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Burning tongue
  • Electric shock sensation
  • Digestive problems
  • Gum problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Itchy, crawly skin
  • Tingling extremities
  • Osteoporosis

5 Helpful Tips to Deal With Your Symptoms of Menopause


1. Eat Foods That Have Plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D


Hormonal changes that can happen during menopause can cause your bones to weaken. This can lead to osteoporosis. Foods high in vitamin D and calcium are linked to good bone health, so it's essential that you eat plenty of these types of foods. For calcium-rich foods, try eating foods or drinking liquids such as:

  • yogurt
  • milk
  • cheese
  • kale
  • tofu
  • beans
  • sardines

For foods with Vitamin D, try eating:

  • oily fish
  • eggs


2. Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Body Weight


It can be very common to gain weight during menopause. According to healthline, one study of 17,473 postmenopausal women found that those who lost at least 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of weight or 10% of their body weight over a year were more likely to eliminate hot flashes and night sweat.





3. Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables


Eating lots of fruits and vegetable can help prevent many menopause symptoms. Fruits and vegetable can be low in calories, so that helps with weight loss and maintenance. Fruits and vegetables have also been known to help prevent heart disease. This is significant because the risk of heart disease tends to increase after menopause.



4. Avoid "Trigger Foods"


There are foods that can trigger hot flashes, such as foods or drinks that contain:

  • alcohol
  • caffeine
  • foods that are spicy or sugary



5. Exercise on a Regular Basis


Regular exercise can lead to:


  • improved energy
  • improved metabolism
  • healthier joints
  • healthier bones
  • better sleep
  • decreased stress

Need a Women's Health Provider at the Lake of the Ozarks Who Listens to You and Provides Care for your Specific Needs?


Central Ozarks Medical Center Physicians recognize the unique medical needs of women and provide a variety of medical services designed with you in mind.   Through each stage of your life, COMC physicians tailor wellness and preventative care to meet you where you are. 


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Friday, October 6, 2017

3 Unique Benefits of Working in the Healthcare Field

Working in healthcare can be really rewarding. If you enjoy helping people and have a knack for learning more and more every day about the growing industry of healthcare, then it may for you! Our healthcare clinics in mid-Missouri are here to give you 3 unique benefits of working in the healthcare field.




3 Unique Benefits of Working in the Healthcare Field


1. Fantastic career stability and steady earnings

Healthcare facilities are known to be very busy, which means typically you will get to work full hours because you are constantly needed. This shows that you can make steady earnings while working in the healthcare field. In addition, there are typically plenty of opportunities to move up in your field when working in healthcare. Teamwork and great skills are very much appreciated in the healthcare field. So, as long as you work well with your team and do your job well, you typically have a better chance of moving up quickly.

2. Helping your community out

As stated earlier, careers in health care can be really rewarding. Not only are you helping patients but you are helping your community as a whole. For example, Central Ozark Medical Center aims to lead the way to healthier communities. Part of what goes behind leading the way to healthier communities is hosting events such as all of the free shot fairs we have going on right now. We don't charge for any of these services, we simply are giving people free flu shots who need it. We are currently in flu season so there is definitely a need for it right now.

3. A stimulating and fast moving work environment

Healthcare is constantly changing, whether a new cure is found or a new disease is discovered. There's always something new to learn. There will also always be those people who are ill and need your help. Typically, when they need your help, they need it quickly which can make for a fast-moving work environment that can keep you on your toes. If you are up for a challenge, then healthcare is for you!


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Central Ozarks Medical Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center and strives to deliver quality healthcare to our communities.  As a FQHC, we are non-profit and focus on medically underserved communities and bringing affordable healthcare to all. Call today to see what positions we may be hiring for.


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Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties