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Just as our skincare regimen changes as we age, so should our intake of vitamins and supplements.  Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O. is a New York-based Osteopathic Physician board-certified in family and anti-aging medicine.  Here he shares his recommendations for each decade:

20’s – “In our 20’s, we’re super active, so Vitamin B is really important,” shares Dr. Calapai. “Vitamin B will keep you energized throughout the day and prevent you from crashing. Vitamin C is another important vitamin that will boost your immune system and slow down the skin’s aging process.”

30’s – “Our 30’s require a lot of vitamin D, which helps strengthen bones and keep your teeth healthy,” Dr. Calapai explains. Vitamin D deficiencies can cause health issues such as bone abnormalities and increased bone tenderness, which can lead to osteomalacia. “This is especially important in the winter months as Vitamin D levels from the sun are harder to absorb,” he adds.

40’s – “Once you reach 40, be sure to get a lot of calcium and potassium,” Dr. Calapai advises. An increased intake of minerals potassium and magnesium by dietary means has been shown to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. “You should also be taking a multivitamin daily because multivitamins help with memory loss and lowers the chance of cancer.” Read more of this story »

THE BEST VITAMINS TO TAKE FOR YOUR AGE


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As a society, we’ve been conditioned to believe that it’s taboo to discuss certain topics. Unfortunately, avoiding “uncomfortable” conversations can have significant — even life-altering — consequences.  Seattle obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Sarah de la Torre, answers the questions we are too embarrassed to ask!

CAN I TIGHTEN MY VAGINA?

It’s a legitimate question!  “Vaginal laxity, or the feeling of vaginal looseness, is common, especially after childbirth,” shares Dr. de la Torre.  Solutions range from invasive surgical procedures, medically known as vaginoplasty, to non-invasive options. Radio frequency treatments, such as InMode’s Votiva, are performed in a clinical setting, but do not require anesthesia and allow for minimal downtime.  One popular at-home prosumer (professional-consumer) devices, is the vFit, which use LED, heat, and sonic vibration to improve intimate wellness.

WHY IS MY PERIOD SO HEAVY?

Nobody likes it when Aunt Flo comes for her monthly visit.  Yet, if your period is particularly overbearing, it could be the sign of a bigger problem.  Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. In most cases, women with heavy flows do not experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.  Common causes of menorrhagia include adenomyosis, endometriosis, fibroids, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or even cancer, warns Dr. de la Torre. “Don’t suffer in silence. Ask your doctor.”

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING VAGINAL DRYNESS (EVEN THOUGH I AM STILL ATTRACTED TO MY PARTNER)?

You’re not alone! Unfortunately, this is a reality that many women face after childbirth, breastfeeding or just aging in general. Menopause is a big player in this. The good news is that there are many options, from prescription and non-prescription topical vaginal treatments and non-medicated lubricants and moisturizers, to prescription topical forms of estrogen therapy.   “All you’ve got to do is ask your doctor,” suggests Dr. de la Torre.

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