This coronavirus pandemic has caused many of us, including women, to be more attentive to our health. However, as a woman, you have a lot of other health concerns in addition to the disease. During this stressful, unprecedented time, these concerns could be difficult to manage. Our physicians at LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare are here for you in delivering compassionate care for women of all generations. They are board-certified and well-trained in various aspects of a Tennessee Women’s Care.
Manage Health Care Visits and Medications
There is no doubt that this virus has upended all of our lives. But that doesn’t mean it’s okay to put off any important gynecologist check-ups. For those with upcoming doctor appointments, it’s vital to consider their options carefully. If your facility has been getting a lot of COVID-19 cases, rescheduling your appointments into the future months might be likely. There have been a lot of medical facilities utilizing virtual appointments such as telehealth to see their patients. Contact your doctor to see if he/she offers this service.
Be sure you have a nice supply of medications available within your medical cabinet. If you need to refill them, be sure to do so as soon as possible. Also, continue to take your medication as prescribed. A changed schedule can make it easier to forget to take them on certain days.
Pregnant during the Pandemic- What Should you do?
If you have a little one on the way, there is a lot of great information on how you could stay safe while giving birth. WebMD has a podcast episode where they examine what doctors and expectant mothers have been doing to lower their risk of the virus. One of those ways has been the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by both the doctor and the expectant mothers.
Ultimately, expectant mothers must stay in contact with their OB/GYN about how they and their newborns could stay safe. They must also practice good general health habits in lowering their risk. In addition to WebMD, they could also find more information on the CDC website and the Harvard Health Blog’s Q&A on pregnancy.
Take Care of your Mental Health
This unprecedented time has also impacted a person’s mental health. It’s especially apparent in a women’s mental health. There are various simple things women can do to protect their mental health during this difficult time. One of those ways involves managing our stress levels. Too much stress can make an impact on our mind and heart health. Some effective ways we can manage this include:
- Reduce our coronavirus news watching.
- Stay connected with our loved ones via video conferencing apps like Zoom.
- Don’t overwork ourselves.
- Take occasional walks.
- Get quality goodnight sleep.
The mind is one of the most important functions of women’s health. If your mind isn’t healthy, you wouldn’t be able to function in your everyday life.
Maintain Healthy Habits
Washing our hands thoroughly and wearing a mask are just some of the ways we protect ourselves from the coronavirus. However, as women, we must do more to manage our health during this time. Engaging in moderate physical activity is very important for those who work from home. Set aside 30 minutes of daily exercise, whether it is dancing, at-home aerobics, or just lifting weights.
It’s a must to maintain nutritional eating habits. This could also be a big challenge for remote workers. However, if you create a plan to be balanced in your diet and stick with it, you will be more successful in this. Implement more fruits and vegetables into your daily meals. Limit your consumption of processed foods and sugary drinks. Cooking your food is another healthier option.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
COVID-19 has brought insurmountable stress on all of us. It has changed our lives forever. Sometimes, we feel as long as we are doing all of these things- maintaining healthy habits, taking care of our mental health, etc., we might have everything under control. However, when things become too overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help from any loving family members or friends.
We at LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare are also here for you during this crisis. Contact us today to receive help in managing your health.