A New Year, A New Start: Jan. 2015
The Walmart Pharmacist discusses meds reviews
The New Year is a perfect time to schedule a medication review. This allows you to meet one-on-one with the Pharmacist at Walmart and:
You’ll get a list of all your medications to take home and keep with you, just in case you ever need to tell a doctor or nurse about the medications you take.
A medication review helps you get to know your medications better. That knowledge will help keep you safe - and may help to improve your health!
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Your Walmart Pharmacist discusses heartburn
Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in your chest or throat, usually after eating. It’s caused when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.
If you have heartburn more than twice a week, it could be a sign of a more serious condition called GERD – gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD happens when the valve that stops stomach acid from backing into your esophagus doesn’t work as well. You may have heartburn, regurgitation of food, and an acid taste in your mouth.
The burning question: what can you do about this?
Five fast facts about heartburn and GERD
Still suffering from frequent heartburn?
Take the PASS test - you may need a change in therapy
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Fight winter itch
Dermatitis (sometimes called eczema) is a condition where the skin becomes red, itchy or swollen. The most common triggers are things that irritate the skin, such as soap, itching, dust, chlorine, pets or cigarette smoke. Eczema often flares up in the winter, when cold, dry air can further irritate your skin.
Your first defence is to bathe or shower frequently using lukewarm water. Use a gentle body wash and follow up with a rich moisturizer to help seal moisture in the skin.
Beat the sniffles
Winter can also cause problems for your nose. Cold, dry winds outside (and dry indoor air from heaters and furnaces) can dry out your nasal passages. This makes them irritated and sensitive, and can increase the risk of nose bleeds. But you can fight back against winter with these nose care tips:
Are you ready to be smoke-free?
If you have been thinking about quitting smoking, consider the following questions:
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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