Heartburn

Heartburn

Health & Wellness

09-12-2016

Most of us at some time in our lives will experience heartburn – after a big meal, undertaking strenuous activity too soon after eating, or drinking too much alcohol or coffee.

Heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux or indigestion) is really very common.

Heartburn is caused by the contents of the stomach coming back up into the oesophagus where it can cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat.

Persistent reflux that occurs more than twice a week is considered to be gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and it can eventually lead to more serious health problems. People of all ages can have GORD.

Occasional heartburn on the other hand can be caused by eating too much, from anxiety, and advanced pregnancy – to name but a few of the causes.

Certain medicines may precipitate heartburn, and obesity or smoking may also lead to symptoms. Treatment of heartburn can include lifestyle changes as well as the use of medicines. Read More >

Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic Floor First

Our Pharmacy Services

07-12-2016

Pelvic Floor First is an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia and aims to reduce the number of men and women who experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes.

Visit the Pelvic Floor First website.

The aim is supported by the following objectives:

    • strengthen the relationship between the continence and fitness industry
    • increase awareness of the link between certain types of exercise and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and
    • promote pelvic floor safe exercises.

This will support people to remain active without the fear and anxiety related to incontinence.

The primary target audience of the Pelvic Floor First campaign are women and men at increased risk of pelvic floor problems who exercise, play sport or participate in some form of physical activity. These people include:

    • pregnant women
    • women who have recently, or ever, had a baby
    • women who are going through, or have gone through, menopause
    • women who have undergone gynaecological surgery, and
    • men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

The secondary target audience of the Pelvic Floor First campaign include:

    • fitness professionals, and
    • health professionals (including continence professionals and other health professionals such as midwives, practice nurses, maternal and child health nurses and GPs).

These professionals are ideally placed to raise awareness of this issue, refer clients for help and support, and promote pelvic floor safe exercise.

Enter our colouring in competition!

Enter our colouring in competition!

Pharmacy news

06-12-2016

CHRISTMAS COLOURING IN COMPETITION
Grab your Christmas colouring in sheet from either PharmaSave Eden Rise or Berwick Pharmacy for your chance to WIN. There will be one winner for each age group: 3yrs—5yrs, 6yrs to 8yrs and 9yrs to 12yrs.

Return it to either PharmaSave Eden Rise or Berwick Pharmacy on or before Thursday 16th December 2016. There will be a small surprise for each child handing in their picture. Read More >

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm Asthma

Health & Wellness

Thunderstorms have been linked to epidemics of asthma, especially during the grass flowering season. An asthma attack can be life threatening. Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000. People experiencing asthma like symptoms for the first time should visit their GP for advice and if appropriate develop an asthma management plan. More information and advice from the Chief Health Officer can be found on Asthma – emergency first aid page. This information is provided by the Better Health Channel

Parkinsons Disease and your pharmacy

Parkinsons Disease and your pharmacy

Pharmacy news

Patient groups and experts in Parkinson’s cite the accessibility of
community pharmacies and the expertise of pharmacists as key to helping improve outcomes for patients.

Patients should  always use the same brand – it doesn’t matter if it’s a name brand or a generic, but always use the same one that suits you. This is because the use of different fillers can quite significantly affect the absorption of drugs in our case, so we strongly advocate sticking to the same brand.  Read More >

Thank you from the Nappy Collective

Thank you from the Nappy Collective

Pharmacy news

01-12-2016

 

Thank you Berwick Pharmacy for being a part of the October 2016 Nappy Collective – the results are in!

Hello Summer!

 

Hello Summer! It’s going to be sunny in Melbourne this weekend. Have you got your sun protection sorted? We love La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+. It’s super light, rubs straight in and can be worn under makeup. Click link below to learn more. You can buy in store or online!

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