oSleep Apnoea is known to affect 3 in 10 men and 1 in 5 women. It is a condition that causes a restriction or blockage of airflow to the lungs, which can stop a persons breathing for up to 10 seconds. Follow the link to our blog explaining Sleep Apnoea in detail. https://www.friendlieschemist.com.au/news/what-is-sleep-apnoea
Your risk of Sleep Apnoea can be assessed with a simple quiz and if you are at risk, it is worth chatting to your Doctor regarding a sleep test. Referral forms are available from our Pharmacists and trained Sleep Apnoea technicians.
Our trained staff can organise and perform at home sleep tests on behalf of your Doctor in the comfort of your own bed. The results get sent to an Australian Accredited Sleep Physician who sends the results in roughly 10 business days.
If your results show Sleep Apnoea; where Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is indicated. We can facilitate a trial period where the machine, settings and masks can be suited to you with frequent follow-ups, which will address any issues that may arise.
Our staff can then assist you with the purchase of your own machine and accessories. They are available most days of the week for any questions, issues, troubleshooting and spare parts when you require them.
If you are looking to upgrade your mask, we have a range of different styles you can hire before purchasing. Therefore, this will help ensure correct fitting and comfort.
Call or visit us in store for more information.
Nasal Spray’s are commonly used in the treatment of hay fever and other conditions however they can be tricky to administer. Correct administration technique increases the efficacy and helps to minimise adverse effects such as nasal bleeding from nasal spray use.
The following steps are a guide from our Pharmacists
Note: If you end up tasting the nasal spray in the back of the throat it hasn’t reached the nasal passages properly and the spray may not work to its full effect.
Our pharmacists are available for a chat if you have any questions regarding the medicated nasal sprays or nasal spray administration.
Throughout life, it is important that you have a series of health checks to make sure that you are on the right track to good health. The Friendlies Chemist can carry out the following checks for men and women including:
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