It’s Time For a Heart-to-Heart on Cardiovascular Health
Loving on your loved ones includes taking care of yourself too. When was the last time you had a Heart-to-Heart with your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist about heart health? Heart disease affects nearly half of American adults. Therefore, a Heart-to-Heart with your Pharmacist could be beneficial for you or someone you love.
This February, your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist is offering Heart-to-Heart Consultations. Knowledge about heart disease is important for everyone. See below for some of the cardiovascular topics that you can ask your pharmacist about. We are here to help answer any questions you may have.
Understanding A Recent Heart-Related Diagnosis
Are you feeling overwhelmed after leaving your doctor’s office? What can you do to make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol get under control? What foods are better than others? How can you properly monitor your salt intake? These are some of the many questions your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist is ready to discuss with you today.
Heart Medications Review
Whether you are a new or a long-time patient, a good understanding of your heart medications is always a good idea. Take the time to get a better understanding, and we are here to help with that. Your Heart Medications Review will answer questions such as:
How does your heart medicine work?
When is the best time of day to take it?
What possible drug-drug interactions to be aware of?
What to do about refills when you travel?
Understanding Your Heart Numbers
High blood pressure requires regular monitoring. Our pharmacists can help you understand how to take your blood pressure at home, what the numbers mean, and what to do in case of an emergency. Having a clear plan for what to do in case of a spike or dip in blood pressure will ease the worry of your loved ones. Be sure to have a written copy of this plan in places that can be easily seen around your home and keep a copy on your person.
Quitting smoking lowers many health risks including the risk of heart disease. There are many tools that your pharmacist can provide you with to help you quit. Making the choice and then following through with it is one of the best decisions you could make about your heart health. Has you or someone you love been diagnosed with coronary heart disease? If they are smokers, then quitting reduces the following items:
Risk of premature death
Risk of death from heart disease
Risk of having the first heart attack or another heart attack
Matters of the heart are not to be taken lightly. Take the time to get a better understanding of your health. Taking care of your heart helps to ensure you can continue to share your love with others. Don’t skip a beat, schedule a Heart-to-Heart with your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist today!