Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm on Women’s Mental Health

Marla Ahlgrimm
In honor of National Women’s Health Week, Marla Ahlgrimm discusses ways women can take care of their mental health and why many who suffer with issues go undiagnosed.

Q: Why should women pay attention to their mental health?

Marla Ahlgrimm: If a woman doesn’t take care of herself, both mentally and physically, her overall health and wellness can be at risk. As an example, a woman experiencing major depression may suffer with insomnia, weight fluctuations, and loss of interest in spending time with her family and other previously-pleasurable activities. This can trigger a cyclic pattern of depression and anxiety which can take a major toll on a woman’s well-being.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm Answers Common Women’s Health Questions

Marla Ahgrimm
In the following brief post, retired pharmacist and women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm answers a few of the most common questions she was asked during her forty years in the industry.

Q: Should I use birth control and which is the best one?

Marla Ahlgrimm: That is a deeply personal question that depends your needs and physical health. There is no one birth control that is most desirable for all women. Talk to your healthcare provider before making the decision. He or she will discuss with you your parenting desires, possible side effects, your overall health, comfort taking medication or using birth control devices, and sexual activity. Birth control methods include pills and patches, intrauterine devices, injections, and abstinence.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Women’s Health Topics | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
Women have unique health needs, says women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm. Here, Ahlgrimm presents a few of the most common health conditions plaguing women today.

Yeast infection

According to Marla Ahlgrimm, yeast infections are common, with around 75% of women experiencing one at some point in their lifetime. A yeast infection is the result of a buildup of a certain type of bacteria in and around the vagina. Women who are pregnant, have diabetes, use high-estrogen birth control, douche, or are taking antibiotics have a higher risk of developing yeast infection. Common signs of a yeast infection include vaginal soreness, painful intercourse, discomfort while urinating, burning and redness, and thick, white discharge.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm | Pharmacist the Most Equal Job For Men And Women

Marla Ahlgrimm
In a world where gender inequality in the workforce is national hot button issue, there is at least one profession that seems to be immune, says Marla Ahlgrimm.

Physician remains a predominantly male title; nurses are almost entirely women. But, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, pharmacists are split down the middle. And, as the retired pharmacist explains, unlike other careers in medicine, there is not a huge pay gap between the sexes.

Women pharmacists, on average, earn a salary of approximately $116,000 per year, slightly less than men. However, the slight gap is not a product of discrimination, but a reflection on hours worked. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that many mothers who happen to be pharmacists work fewer hours than their male counterparts.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Alhgrimm
Entrepreneur, women’s healthcare expert, and retired pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm offers advice to women ready to step out into the world of business ownership.

Starting your own business is a rewarding and exciting experience. However, it is not without its risks and should not be considered lightly. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, women, now more than ever, are stepping into this role as often – if not more – than their male counterparts. But what does it take to make it on your own?

Friday, 31 March 2017

Outdoor Activities for the Family | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
Ladies! Spring is in the air so it’s time to think about outdoor activities. But, this year don’t go it alone. As retired healthcare entrepreneur Marla Ahlgrimm explains, getting outdoors is good for your mental and physical health and spending a day in the sun with the family will strengthen your bond. Read on for a list of family-friendly excursions that won’t break the bank.

A day at the zoo. While many zoos charge admission fee, most offer discounted days throughout the year. And, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, there are some that draw visitors from all over with free admission, such as the St. Louis Zoo, and most offer free or heavily discounted admissions on Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women Twice as Likely To Get Anxiety as Men

Marla Ahlgrimm
Anxiety disorders affect more than 20% of adults in the United States. According to women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm, women are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men. In the following brief commentary, Ahlgrimm touches on the causes, types, and treatment of anxiety.

Q: How many different types of anxiety disorders are there?

Marla Ahlgrimm: There are four primary categories in which doctors group anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social phobia, and specific phobia. People with GAD may find they worry excessively about day-to-day issues such as family, work, and money. Panic disorders cause sudden attacks of terror, despite the lack of danger. An individual with a social phobia may get embarrassed easily and be very self-aware and self-conscious in public. Specific phobia disorders are, as the name suggests, an innate fear of an object or situation.

Q: Who gets anxiety disorders?

Marla Ahlgrimm: There is no specific face that defines a typical anxiety disorder sufferer. Around 40 million adults and teens in the United States present with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, many with symptoms beginning around kindergarten. Women, perhaps because they seek help more often, are diagnosed with anxiety twice as often as men.

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