For years, you’ve taken care of everyone else. Now it’s time to focus on you and your health.
“Along with diet, exercise and sleep, yearly wellness exams are the cornerstone of prevention. A collaborative relationship with a trusted provider is critical – especially as we age,” said Andrea Rabe, APRN, WHNP, CHI Health Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Talk to your provider like you would your friends and be honest about what’s going on. They can help you navigate this next stage, all the changes, and even highlight things you may have overlooked.
“It’s more than menopause and mammograms,” Rabe said. “Bone strength and density hits its peak and starts declining in our 40s. Calcium and vitamin D, which a surprising number of women are deficient in, can minimize bone loss and work to prevent things like osteoporosis.”