Self-Care is Health Care

When was the last time you took time to focus on you? It is not uncommon for women to give all of their time and energy to family and friends and forget that their personal health—mental and physical—is important too. After all, how can you care for those that you love the most if you’re not at your best? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Self Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL After a year of improvising and finding new ways to do just about everything, women are suffering more than ever. When there is nowhere to go but the four walls around you, it can be tough to take the mental breaks that support your total health. Discover how you can get the most out of self-care this year.

Depression or a Hormone Imbalance?

Feeling blue? Struggling with depression or anxiety that won’t go away? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Depression & Anxiety SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any age. However, the best solution may not be antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. Frequent bouts of depression, anxiety or mood swings that occur during middle to late adulthood may be caused by a hormone imbalance. The connection between mental health and hormones is not well understood, but experts know enough to recommend getting checked for a hormone imbalance if you’re feeling frequently sad, tired, anxious, irritable, or moody in middle to late adulthood. The Link Between Hormones and Mental Health Your hypothalamic-pituitary system supports homeostasis or maintains the relative physiological equilibrium of your body. Hormones

5 Tips for Aging Well

AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Aging Well SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL It’s a fact: you are going to age. While no one can stop the clock, you can choose how time impacts how you look and feel—even in the midst of stressful times—like, say, living through a pandemic? Here is your go-to guide for living healthy and well at every age. Stay Positive It’s easier said than done, but a positive attitude can go a long way toward healthy aging. Research has shown that older adults who perceive aging as the growth of wisdom are 40 percent more likely to recover from a disability than those that perceive aging as path to uselessness and helplessness. Your mindset is a significant factor in physical and emotional resilience as

When Should You Begin Facial Rejuvenation?

Everyone ages differently. Genetics, lifestyle and geography are just a few the factors that play a role in how you look as you age. Many people begin to notice signs of aging during their 30s with some characteristics becoming more evident in your 40s and 50s. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Skin Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Using your age as an indicator for beginning facial rejuvenation can be challenging. It is better to assess your appearance and consider facial rejuvenation when you notice signs of aging. The good news is that many non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques are available that require little to no downtime and can be completed across a single or short series of appointments that can easily fit into any busy schedule. With the expertise of the

The Overwhelming Influence of Gut Health on Your Total Health

Do you feel depressed, anxious or moody without explanation? Do you struggle to find the energy to get through each day or the calm to sleep through each night? Stress and aging are often to blame for these symptoms; however, more and more people at younger and younger ages are finding it difficult to cope with stress or focus on a task while also enduring emotional distractions. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Gut Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For almost a decade, scientists have come to recognize that the health of your gut is closely linked to your mental and physical health too. In fact, a 2019 research study concluded that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin supply resides in the gut. Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating

Hair Loss: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing the root cause of hair shedding is key to effective treatment Hair loss can be traumatic, whether it comes on suddenly or hair becomes progressively thinner or bald spots appear over time. Both men and women experience hair shedding due to aging but a host of other issues can play a role. Hormonal hair loss, iron deficiency, thyroid issues, nutrition, medication and certain health conditions are common culprits. What is the best treatment for hair loss? You need to figure out what’s causing it first. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hair Loss SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Hair 101: How normal, healthy hair grows To understand what causes hair loss for men and women, let’s first look at how healthy hair grows. Normal, healthy hair grows and dies in

9 Simple Tips for Healthy, Younger Looking Skin This Summer

Celebrate summer and show off your skin with confidence From pool parties to barbecues, ’tis the season to show off more skin, celebrate summer and reconnect with friends and loved ones as social distancing restrictions ease. If a stressful year or the hands of time have taken a toll on your skin, don’t fret! We’ve got some terrific tips on how to get younger-looking skin in the short- and long-term. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Skin Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Summer celebrations start NOW! Follow these tips to learn how to look younger FAST If your skin appears dull or you’re wondering, what can I do to make my skin look younger and tight—right away—you do have options. There are numerous aesthetic treatments you can DIY or undergo

Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

Take these supplements to stay healthy as cold, flu and COVID season rages on! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Immune Support SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL During the winter, we regularly share tips on how to ward off nasty cold and flu viruses. Maintaining a healthy immune system is key! Since COVID-19 is the biggest viral threat to public health right now, we must stay vigilant and take steps to strengthen our immune systems during cold, flu AND COVID season. Nutritional supplements can play a role. As I’ve said in previous blogs, if we bolster our immune systems, we don’t need to fear coronavirus COVID-19. We’ve also learned a lot about the virus this past year and how certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help protect us from getting sick or

What Causes Thyroid Disorders?

Besides the aging process, there are many things that have been linked to sub-optimal thyroid function. Aside from the ones listed previously, stress, low calorie diets, chronic pain, etc., below are a few others you may not have thought of. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Thyroid Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Estrogen, Environmental Toxins, Iodine Levels and More It has long been accepted that estrogen has an indirect effect on thyroid function. This makes sense, since thyroid disorders are much more common in women (typically occurring between puberty and menopause, and often following pregnancy). Recent research also suggests that estrogen and the way that estrogen receptors function may have a direct effect on thyroid cells and even play a role in the proliferation of thyroid cancer cells. Research also

Less Stress and More Sleep

Less stress, more sleep: Your prescription for a healthy new year! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Stress & Sleep SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For most Americans, stress, insomnia and mental health issues have never been as troubling as they are today. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, recession and political unrest—all at the same time. The good news is you can get a handle on this troubling trifecta and live a calmer, healthier life. Let’s take a look at the stress-sleep connection and a few, simple lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference for you. What came first, the chicken … umm … stress or insomnia? What about anxiety? It actually works both ways. Anyone who has experienced stress (that’s most of

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