Thank You Family Caregivers

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Say thank you to the caregivers in your life

There are home health care professionals; however, if you look after an elderly relative or a loved one with a medical condition, you’re a caregiver as well.

You should know that giving yourself to others physically, mentally, and spiritually can sometimes take a toll on your own personal health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s important to give yourself and the caregivers in your lives RESPITE, (Rest, Energize, Sleep, Programs that Help, Imagination, Take Five, and Exhale).

As a caregiver, you can experience a lot of stress and sometimes suffer from fatigue if not given the opportunity to care for yourself every once in a while. What you do is vital, but without personal wellness, you could be risking your own health.Untitled-2

If you have  caretakers in your life, let them know how much they are appreciated by encouraging them to take some time for themselves this holiday season. Watch a relaxing movie together, order in a meal, or encourage them to do something that is energizing. It’s important to remember, caregivers need to take a break for personal health. 

If you or someone you know has prescription needs, you may benefit from a Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card.  All prescriptions and some devices are eligible for savings. To look up the drug savings with the card, visit Wtree.us/SavingsTool. To get a card, text CARD to 95577, or click here.
 
By WHBlogger 
11/29/2015 

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GERD, 3 Tips For Avoiding It At Thanksgiving

When you think about Thanksgiving, delicious food and family probably come to mind.  But people who suffer from gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may only think about what they can do to avoid foods that will make their acid reflux symptoms worse–burning sensations in the chest, pain, and regurgitation.

Suffering from heartburn and indigestion is no way to spend a holiday and may be avoidable by following the 3 tips below this Thanksgiving.  Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

  1. Say no to high fat foods – Opt for low fat dressing and stick with white meat from the turkey.               
  2. Eat proper portions – How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. You can still eat plenty of fun food, but consider keeping your meals small and spreading them out throughout the day on Thanksgiving.
  3. Go for lemon and ginger – Put in your water or tea, both can help regulate acid levels when taken in moderation.

If you’re concerned about GERD and what you can eat this Thanksgiving, ask your doctor for more information about this disorder, heartburn medications, and diet advice. If they prescribe medications, sign up for Watertree Health’s prescription discount card.

Happy Thanksgiving!

By WHBlogger 
11/16/2015 

Instructions and Disclaimer: 
The content on this website is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses. Always consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health. 

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