Hey GIT Girls! It’s time for Fitness Friday: 6 Ways to Manage Pain in Women
Painkiller abuse amongst women is a real problem in American society. Opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, which are mostly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, are on the rise.
In fact, every 3 minutes, a woman goes to the emergency room for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse (CDC Vital Signs, 2013).
Scientists who study painkiller misuse and/or abuse have discovered special issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause that can affect women’s struggles with drug use.
The Good News
Dire outcomes can be avoided, however. Sure, many times a medical professional must prescribe opioids for you to function. But there are other ways to lessen the likelihood of addiction.
I have comprised a list of six ways to help deal with pain before it spirals out of control.
Fitness Friday: 6 Ways to Manage Pain in Women
So, use or lose it, girl.
Until next time, get healthy, wealthy and fit (if you’re not already)!
Get it together girl!