Archives for October 2015

Marla Ahlgrimm, Pharmacist, Separates Fact From Fiction in Managing Menopause

Marla AhlgrimmMarla Ahlgrimm has pioneered advances in women’s health that have been life changing for thousands suffering from the symptoms of menopause. Over the years, Marla Ahlgrimm has seen products come and go, as the promise of easing menopause symptoms has been disproven. Alongside the latest and greatest products come far-flung tales of how certain natural foods and extracts virtually eliminate menopausal symptoms. In this Q&A, Marla Ahlgrimm separates fact from fiction in menopausal treatment options.

Q: What are the major symptoms of menopause?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women frequently suffer from hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness.

Q: What causes these symptoms?

Marla Ahlgrimm: During menopause, women undergo huge shifts in hormone levels in the body. When hormone levels are imbalanced, the body is affected.

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Marla Ahlgrimm on the Importance of Understanding Triglyceride Levels

Marla AhlgrimmMarla Ahlgrimm, pharmacist and women’s health expert, encourages women to fully understand what is called a “lipid profile.” This routine blood test is most often used to test cholesterol levels, but also contains some important information that women often miss, says Marla Ahlgrimm. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, understanding triglycerides and how levels in the body can affect women’s health is essential. In the following Q&A, Marla Ahlgrimm provides an overview of triglycerides.

Q: What are triglycerides?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. They provide the body with energy and also store fat.

Q: How are triglyceride levels tested?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Triglycerides are tested at the same time a blood test is done for measuring cholesterol levels. To determine cholesterol levels, good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides are all used in the calculation.

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