Embracing the Reinvention of Life

Once again it’s back to school time. For many children this is an opportunity for new beginnings and the option to try any number of personal reinventions. This could include showing up with a new hairstyle, resolving to improve in a difficult subject, or an attempt to try out for a school team or play. Though once the school years are over, it’s easy to forget about these annual efforts toward reinvention. After all we rationalize, learning is more geared for children, but those who understand the power of maintaining healthy pursuits know there are always opportunities to create a better, healthier you.

Continual Renewal

While it’s easy to feel like adult life quickly shifts into status quo, in reality all of us are models of change and rejuvenation in the form of the renewal of tissues, cells and molecules. Although not evident to the naked eye, the human body is in a continuous process of evolution, which is similar to having a front-row ticket for new experiences all of the time.

During September’s Healthy Aging Month there’s no time like the present to focus on the positive aspects of improving physical, social, mental and financial health. This includes taking personal responsibility for one’s health through regular doctor and dental checkups, daily exercise, rewarding friendships and learning new things.

Tips of Ageless Living

  • Refuse to act your age
  • Stay positive and upbeat
  • Surround yourself with happy, healthy people
  • Join community activities and make new friends
  • Stay up-to-date on health checkups, screenings and immunizations
  • Seek creative ventures
    Embrace your inner artist

A Physical Perspective

Considering that many changes to our health don’t always demonstrate strong outward symptoms, it’s important to have regular health checkups. This is particularly true when it comes to gynecological issues such as care of the ovaries. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer that often remains misdiagnosed because the symptoms mimic common ailments such as bloating, abdominal and pelvic pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, urinary frequency, nausea, gas and bloating, constipation, diarrhea, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and backaches.

Because of busy lifestyles, it can be easy to dismiss these symptoms as “normal,” but only a gynecologist who specializes in the treatment of disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system can know for sure. A simple physical exam where the gynecologist palpates the abdomen looking for discomfort, abnormal fluid or tenderness is an important wayto catch abnormalities before it’s too late. This month during National Ovarian Awareness Month, Aspen Mountain Medical Center encourages you to make a healthy investment in you today and in the future.

To learn more about Dr. Ahleyer, please call 307.352.8900.

At Aspen Mountain Medical Center, our simple mission is to serve the residents of southwest Wyoming, providing the best access to multiple specialties from a home base of Rock Springs. Our 13 unique specialty offerings include anesthesiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, and gynecology, internal medicine, interventional radiology, orthopaedic, otolaryngology (ENT), pain management, pediatrics, podiatry and spine. Talk to your healthcare provider about scheduling a procedure at Aspen Mountain Medical Center, providing affordable and high-quality healthcare close to home.