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Local pharmacies are continuing to play an increasingly important role in providing trusted health advice and care. In this latest in a series of articles focused on keeping the community healthy, TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton pharmacist Mark Davis explains just some of the services available.
Your local pharmacies are much more than just a place to pick up your medications - they are invaluable and easily accessible sources of health advice and services for you and your family.
For example, our team at TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton can assist with all your health needs with a range of complementary professional services and managed health programs to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing.
Diabetes is when a person's body cannot maintain a healthy level of glucose in their blood. Our pharmacist Erin McGovern endeavours to change the stigma around diabetes. Erin wants to eliminate the term diabetics and prefers to think of those with the condition as "people with diabetes".
Diabetes has many symptoms. Some people with diabetes notice several symptoms, while others may notice none. Typical symptoms include:
- Excessive thirst and hunger
- Passing more urine (usually as a result of drinking more)
- Tiredness and lethargy
- Cuts that are slow to heal
- Itchy skin or skin infections
- Deteriorating vision
- Gradual weight gain
- Mood swings
- Leg cramps
Erin's diabetes consults provide visitors with the opportunity of a one-on-one education session to ask any questions they may have. She can provide comprehensive information around medications, proper injection techniques in case of discomfort, dietary and lifestyle questions. Call or visit TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton to book you appointment.
While we are moving into the colder months, now is a perfect time to start your weight-loss journey with our in-store weight management consultant Bronwyn. She believes in creating a unique long-term and sustainable weight management plan curated around your own goals and journey progress.
Bronwyn's weight management clinic provides you with nutritional counselling, behavioural modification support, as well as optional weigh-ins, measurements and blood pressure checks. Bronwyn's goal is to help create trackable measurements outside of just weight to encourage you on your journey.
In-store, we have a variety of meal replacement shakes, including the popular Man Shake and Lady Shake, as well as a selection of vitamins to supplement your diet. Call or visit TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton to book you appointment.
Asthma is a long-term lung condition in which a person's sensitive airways react to triggers resulting in a flare-up, along with mucous build-up, which leads to difficulty in breathing.
Our pharmacist Simon Akers is our resident asthma expert and has experience assisting people with various asthma severities. Simon is able to review inhaler techniques, discuss the benefits of different medication and demonstrate how each is used. Just visit TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton to speak to Simon or our team about your asthma questions.
While symptoms often vary based on the severity of inflammation in the lungs, these are some common asthma symptoms:
- Tightness in the chest
- Continuous coughing
Change of season can be hard for those with asthma. Some of the main causes of asthma are environmental allergens, irritants in air, dry winds and cold air. Simon recommends speaking to your local TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist for expert advice on managing your asthma if you are using reliever medication more than two days a week.
These are just some of the many services offered at TerryWhite Chemmart Hamilton that also include everything from heart health and vaccinations, to hearing loss help. Find out more at our website or come into the store to speak to our staff. Or you can call us on 02 4961 1269
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