High Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular disease kills 2,600 people every day, that’s one death every 33 seconds. High blood pressure is often a precursor to heart disease. Hypertension has few early symptoms, so many people are unaware they have it. If undetected or isn’t properly treated it can lead to heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke or death.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States. Knowing your cholesterol numbers is the first step in avoiding heart disease. A simple cholesterol screening can help to determine if you are at risk for heart disease. All adult, age 40 and up should have their cholesterol test every three months.
At Shiloh Apothecary, we offer training on asthma awareness and management. We cover how to recognize exacerbation to prevent hospitalizations, how to use inhalers, and how to manage the daily and long-term challenges.
The first step in managing diabetes is to learn as much as possible
about it. Diabetes can be controlled with a combination of the following: meal planning; exercise; diabetes medications (if necessary); and regular contact with members of your healthcare team. The best mix of these four factors must be developed on an individual basis.
Quitting is a process that starts one day at a time. And every day without tobacco is another step toward a healthier life. It’s not just for ourselves but also for family, friends and loved ones. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the country. Quitting at any age can give back YEARS of life that would be lost by continued smoking.
Many medical conditions can contribute to weight gain, including unbalanced hormones, menopause, or certain drugs such as corticosteroids. At Shiloh Apothecary, we can offer advice and options to help you in your weight loss journey. We will work with you to develop a plan best suited for your conditions and be there along the way to answer any questions.