High blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels and is also one of the leading risk factors to developing heart disease.
Do you know what your medications are for?
Do you know the active ingredients in your medications?
When was the last time you had your medications reviewed?
The month of May is Asthma and Lung awareness month. At The Friendlies Chemist our pharmacists are available to ensure that those who suffer from asthma and lung problems are cared for.
If you are using an inhaler, are you also using a spacer?
Keep reading to bust some of the most common myths about the flu vaccination!
Do you feel tired during the day? Are you often irritable or forgetful? Do you snore? Wake up unrefreshed? Perhaps wake up with a dry mouth or throat and/or a headache? Do you or your partner notice that you stop breathing during the night or wake up gasping?
If this sounds like you, you may have sleep apnoea. But what is sleep apnoea?
The Epworth Sleepiness Questionnaire is one of the tools used to diagnose sleep apnoea. A score of 10 or more puts you at a higher risk of sleep apnoea. Find the questionnaire below
Dehydration can be a dangerous situation if left untreated. It can lead to headaches, fatigue, vomiting and hospitalisation. So in this north Queensland summer heat it is important to stay well hydrated.
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is commonly caused by inhaling environmental allergens such as pollens from trees, plants and grasses, mould spores, dust mites and animal dander. It is an allergic reaction affecting the nose, throat and eyes.
Threadworms are the most common type of worms to affect humans in Australia, particularly in children. The worms are passed between people if the eggs are swallowed or inhaled, which is why they are most prevalent in children, due to close contact with other children. The eggs then hatch, and the females move to the anus where they lay eggs, causing irritation and itching around the anus; especially at night as this is when they are most active. Other symptoms include irritability, restless sleep, bedwetting and abdominal pain, also nausea and vomiting in severe infestations.
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