May 13, 2019 |  written by IVX Health

National Women’s Health Week: How Women Build Positive Health Habits

During National Women's Health Week, we take time to honor the women who make a difference in our lives each and every day with a few tips to restore our mind, body, and soul. Time is precious. And the healthier you are, the more you can give to the world -- and the people and things you care about.

Chronic Illnesses Affect Women’s Health at Higher Rates

Did you know women tend to be diagnosed with chronic illness at younger ages than men? Despite that, women still live longer than men, but often in poorer health. Women are also often long-term caretakers for patients of all genders with chronic conditions. These realities paint a poignant picture of how chronic illness affects women’s health on multiple levels.

Women need practical tools to take care of their health.

Make Self-Care a Priority

Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is a vital part of combating the symptoms of chronic illness. Check out our tips and tricks on how to make self-care a priority. Some easy ways to start?

You’re Not Alone — Connect with Others

Did you know that 74% of Multiple Sclerosis patients are women? And many other women deal with chronic illness on a daily basis, whether it’s Crohn’s Disease, arthritis, psoriasis or other conditions affect women’s health. That means you have great opportunities to connect with others who are struggling with and overcoming the same issues as you are. Getting involved in a support group is a great way to find practical ways to improve both your mental and physical health.

Check Out Resources on Women’s Health

During National Women’s Health Week and year-round, you can find excellent resources on a variety of women’s health topics at womenshealth.gov. From fact sheets to videos and webinars, there’s plenty of information there to get you on the path to prioritizing your health.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

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