Archives for June 2015

Marla Ahlgrimm Offers Advice on Managing Pain During Menstruation

Marla AhlgrimmAs an experienced professional in her industry, pharmacist and women’s health advisor Marla Ahlgrimm has learned a few time-tested strategies for managing pain during menstruation. Here, she shares her invaluable knowledge about this delicate and often painful condition.

Q: What’s the most effective way for a woman to alleviate these symptoms?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Following a proper diet is one of the best possible ways. Women should cut back on caffeine, alcohol, sugar and salt while incorporating a number of complex carbohydrates like vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

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Women’s Health Expert Marla Ahlgrimm – Understanding Panic Attacks

Marla AhlgrimmIf you feel nervous or on edge during normal situations that never used to bother you, or if you get the sensation of being unable to easily breathe and think your fears might push you over the edge, you could be suffering from panic attacks or general anxiety disorder, says pharmacist and women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm.

Panic attacks are sudden, brief episodes of intense fear or panic accompanied by symptoms like racing heart beat, dizziness, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, feelings of choking, or chest pain. This is why many people report that a panic attack feels like they’re having a heart attack and fear of dying. In the United States, roughly 12 percent of people suffer from panic attacks, and they are usually triggered by some sort of outside cue.

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