July 26, 2016

How to Save On Generic and Brand Name Drugs

Rosuvastatin is available as a generic drug in local pharmacies, but many consumers still tend to purchase the brand name drug, Crestor, at lower prices online. It is important that consumers trust the drugs they are consuming.  As a result, third-party independent resources like PharmacyChecker.com are used to ensure the quality of online pharmacies and their drugs.

Pharmacychecker.com is an excellent source to explain why drugs are cheaper online.  They help consumers by comparing prescription drug prices and verifying legitimate online pharmacies.  The website explains that international laws, marketing costs, and higher bargaining power for pharmaceutical companies in the United States results in higher drug prices. The website also gives a detailed account of where Crestor and Rosuvastatin are produced, how they are verified, and other reasons to why they are more affordable online.

Read more: https://www.pharmacycheckerblog.com/generic-rosuvastatin-or-brand-name-crestor-which-is-cheaper-online-where-is-it-made 

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July 19, 2016

How to Choose Drugs: Over the Counter vs Prescription

When shopping at your local pharmacy there are wide variety of drugs that are intended for curing or treating specific conditions or diseases.  Some of these drugs are known as over the counter drugs (OTC); these can be purchased off the shelf in stores and they do not require a doctor’s prescription.  On the other hand, prescription drugs are prescribed by a doctor. They can only be purchased at pharmacies and are only intended to be used by the prescribed patient.

pharmacy choosingOften, people face a dilemma when choosing between prescription and OTC medications. OTC medications are available for common conditions such as pain, fever, or allergies. It is best to consult a family physician when considering medication for a new condition or if you are experiencing symptoms that you have never experienced before.

For instance, OTC antihistamines such as Reactine may be sufficient if you are experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms. It is always a good idea to consult a pharmacist when purchasing OTC medication for the first time because they can confirm if you are making the right choice and educate about the side effects for that specific medication. Typically, OTC medications have fewer side effects because they are available to general public – a medication with serious side effects will most likely be sold as a prescription drug. For example, antihistamines such as Clarinex and Xyzal are prescription medications because they have significant side effects such as muscle pain, nausea, drowsiness, or diarrhea.

Here is a list that compares OTC and prescriptions drugs:

 

 Prescription Drugs

OTC Drugs

 

– Requires a doctor’s prescription
– Can only me dispensed/sold from a pharmacy
– Prescribed for specific use and only intended for one person
– Usually more powerful that OTC medicines
– Harmful if misused
– Requires medical diagnosis from a licensed practitioner
– Does not require a prescription
– Sold off the shelf in stores
– Use not limited to one person (can be applicable to more than one person)
– Not as powerful as OTC medicines and usually have fewer side effects
– Harmful if misused
– Generally based off of self-diagnosis

 


 

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June 28, 2016

How to Get Cheaper Medication with a Paper Prescription

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 2:17 pm

It has become a mandatory practice in Florida that all prescriptions be sent electronically to the pharmacy; those who do not comply are assessed fines.  E-prescribing, or electronic prescribing, is a method that minimizes medication errors, reduces prescription theft and decreases the risk of forgery.  However, along with the many benefits of electronic prescribing, we must also pay attention to the limitations of this process.

paper prescription

E-prescribing restricts a patient’s freedom of choice and access to affordable medication.  Patients with a lower income need to have a prescription in hand to shop around for the lowest price at local pharmacies or send to international online pharmacies.

So what can you do to get a valid paper prescription to help in your search for the lowest prescription drug prices? Just let your healthcare provider know that the law is on your side.  You can explain that your choice of pharmacy is based on cost of the medication, which requires a paper prescription.  After all, Florida law states “electronic prescribing shall not interfere with a patient’s freedom to choose a pharmacy.”

Read more at:

https://www.pharmacycheckerblog.com/getting-a-paper-prescription-from-your-doctor-in-florida-pharmacychecker-answers

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

September 2, 2015

You Too Can Beat Breast Cancer With Yoga

Filed under: breast cancer,Uncategorized,yoga for breast cancer — Tags: , , — robertprice @ 10:33 pm

Woman doing a yoga pose

Yoga is often seen as a form of exercise for meditation and relaxation, but it does much more than that. It works out the body, strengthens the muscles and bones lengthens the spine and helps keep you in a generally healthy state. But did you know that yoga also has a positive effect for breast cancer patients and survivors?

Yoga for breast cancer has just slowly been receiving attention, but a new study shows that the practice can help women who are battling with breast cancer – both mentally and physically.

A new study done on yoga for breast cancer patients saw a few women hit the mat for an hour at a time, thrice a week for six weeks, and this produced pretty good results: those women who did yoga and stretching reported a reduction in fatigue. However, those women who actually learned yoga reported greater benefits to their general overall health, and reported feeling more positive to how they faced their cancers.

Regular yoga practice also caused a decline in the stress hormone cortisol, which is linked to negative outcomes when it comes to breast cancer.

Is it the mind-body connection?

In this day and age, and with the findings of studies connecting yoga for breast cancer, doctors are now slowly realizing the connection between the mind and the body. Today, medical practitioners acknowledge that the combination of both mind and body practices have been helpful for many patients in helping them with their physical and mental wellbeing, and thereby helping them in their fight against the big C. 

What about breast cancer survivors

Just as yoga is good for everybody, it isn’t just for breast cancer patients, but for survivors as well. Many breast cancer survivors report that – even after declared 100% cancer-free, the cancer never seems to leave them. Thoughts of cancer going back or coming out from remission can plague them and cause emotional distress. In some women, these negative emotions can still come in even after being given a clean bill of health two years prior.

The meditation and mindfulness aspect of yoga can actually help people process these difficult emotions in a healthy way.  Yoga for breast cancer survivors is not only beneficial not just for one’s psychological wellbeing but even one’s physical wellbeing too.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 6, 2014

Plavix vs. Warfarin

Filed under: medication,Uncategorized — Tags: , — robertprice @ 8:41 pm

plavix-vs-warfarinWhat is Palvix?

Plavix is a drug designed to help discourage heart attacks or strokes in an individual with a history of heart disease. It can also help people with blood circulation disease or people who have recently had a stroke.

How to Use Plavix Oral

After reading through your drug’s medication guide, and speaking with a trained physician, be sure that you take the meditation by mouth. Don’t consume any food along with the drug unless you’re instructed to do so by your doctor. Each oral medication should be taken daily in order for it to be as effective as possible. Try to take the medication at the same time each day to avoid confusion.

Plavix Dosage

Dosage and duration will be based on your oval medical condition as well your body’s response to the treatment. Note that if you are taking other medications to treat blood clots then you’ll need to speak with your doctor about the risks of taking the drugs together. If you notice any symptoms including strokes, heart attacks, unusual sweating, or pain in the chest, jaw, or left arm, be sure to consult medical attention right away.

This medication can be used to treat blood clots as well as prevent new ones from formulating in the body. Preventing blood clots will ultimately decrease the likelihood of a new heart attack or stroke. Conditions that may increase your chances of having a heart attack include heart valve replacement, recent heart attacks, or irregular heart rhythm.

Plavix Side Effects

The side effects of Plavix may include:

  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Depression
  • Tingling sensations body extremities
  • Rash

What is Warfarin?

Warfarin is also a drug that can be used to treat recent strokes or heart attacks as well as prevent future ones. Similar to Plavix, make sure that you read the medication guide that comes with your drug, as well as have any questions that you have answered by your primary doctor or physician.

Warfarin Dosage

Take this drug orally and without food (unless you are directed to do so by your doctor). Warfarin should be taken once per day, around the same time. Don’t stop taking it and don’t take it more frequently without consulting your doctor first. The overall dose that you take will depend heavily on your medical condition as well as what the laboratory tests show. Your healthcare professional should monitor you throughout the beginning stages of taking the drug to ensure that it is right for you.

Warfarin Side Effects

Warfarin side effects are similar to Plavix, and include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Headache
  • Discolored urine
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

Other Warfarin Considerations

Remember that if you want this medication to work effectively, you need to take it on a daily basis. It is important that you remember to maintain a healthy, balanced diet while you are taking Warfarin.

Be sure to avoid large doses of foods that contain Vitamin K (cabbages and spinach). If you are trying to lose weight while taking the drug, be sure that you speak with your doctor about the type of diet plan that you can go on without putting yourself at risk. Overall, this drug will effectively work at preventing future heart attacks, strokes, and in certain cases, blood clots.

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April 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Protecting Against Alzheimer’s

olives oilHere’s a quick fact: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects around 30 million individuals worldwide. To put that in perspective, the latest figures show that Malaysia has a population of about 29 million. That means that the total number of Alzheimer’s sufferers is the equivalent to the population of an entire nation.

Quite a perspective, isn’t it?

Take into consideration too that at this moment in time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s predicted that by 2050, 1 in 85 people will suffer from Alzheimer’s.

It’s no wonder then that researchers have frantically been searching for a cure and for ways to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And finally, they might just have discovered the cure within extra virgin olive oil.

At first, this solution might seem a little left field, but the reality is that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Mediterranean countries is far lower than in Western nations. The link, researchers believe, lies with extra virgin olive oil.

Olive oil and the brain
According to a alzheimer’s research published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal, olive oil contains a protective agent called oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is most commonly recognized by its tendency to result in a ‘burning sensation’ in the back of the throat when olive oil is consumed.

Oleocanthal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been linked to the management of inflammatory degenerative joint diseases.

What’s more interesting for Alzheimer’s sufferers and those at risk though, is that consumption of oleocanthal enhances the production of two vital proteins and enzymes. These proteins and enzymes, researchers claim, have the ability to identify AD proteins within the brain and then ‘shuttle’ those proteins out before they can develop into AD and cause any damage. The result is almost like a search and retrieve mission for AD proteins in the body.

The report states that ‘Extra-virgin olive oil derived oleocanthal, associated with the consumption of the Mediterranean diet, has the potential to reduce the risk of AD or related neurodegenerative dementias.”

For a disease that has yet to find a cure, this is big news. So if you’re looking for an easy way to protect you and your family from Alzheimer’s disease, make sure your next grocery list includes a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.

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March 25, 2013

Quick Exercise vs. Long Exercise

The daily recommended amount of exercise is typically known as thirty minutes a day. That’s half an hour out of the day dedicated to working out in a gym, running outside, swimming in a pool, or even grooving to music in a Zumba class. Many people find, that with the hustle and bustle of a busy day, thirty minutes of exercise is just too hard to accomplish.

This inspired researchers at Bellarmine University and Oregon State University to see if multiple, short sessions of physical exercise, for less than 10 minutes, lead to positive results. Well, who exercises for less than 10 minutes, multiple times a day? Researchers linked this kind of exercise to an active lifestyle; meaning that small activities like taking the stairs at work, or parking in the furthest parking spot at the grocery store, counted towards an active lifestyle.

So what did the researchers test? In people aged 15-85, they compared the effects of exercising less than ten minutes, multiple times a day (non-bout activity) to the effects of exercising more than 10 minutes a day (bout activity) in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors (i.e. BMI, waist circumference, cholesterol, metabolic syndrome)

What researchers found was the following:

• People who participated in bout activity, had significantly lower BMI
• Bout and non-bout activity have a positive influence on health
• The health outcomes in bout and non-bout activity were similar

What does this mean for you? If you lead a busy lifestyle, and cannot find the time to exercise for more than ten consecutive minutes, don’t beat yourself up over it. Lead an active lifestyle by making small changes to your daily activities. This can include activities like choosing to take the stairs when an elevator is available or walking around the house while on the phone. Leading an active lifestyle through non-bout activity, can still benefit your health and is much better than being a couch potato.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise for more than ten minutes, because you should. If you find the time for a 20, 30, or even longer work out, do it! In the end, the dphysical activity will only benefit your health and body.

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Reference: http://www.portalagita.org.br/uploads/arquivos/Publicacoes/Loprinzi_PD_et_al_Association_between_biologic_outcomes_and_objectively_measured_physical_activity_Am_J_HealthProm_2013.pdf

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April 20, 2012

Natural Remedies and Herbal Healing

Filed under: Lack of Vitamins,Uncategorized — Tags: , — robertprice @ 6:30 pm

herbal supplement

Herbs lost their popularity during the industrial age, but in recent years the medical profession has returned to the study of their uses as medicine since chemically produced drugs have so many side effects. Many people are creating medicine cabinets with herbal formulas for various ailments. These are just a few of the herbs used for medicinal purposes:

Artemisia – It is used externally as a pain reliever.

Anise – The seeds are crushed and steeped in 1 cup of boiling water 15 minutes and then strained; putting 1 tsp. each of cider and honey in the strained water to relieve congestion.

Parsley – Chewed after a meal to cleanse the digestive system.

Cinnamon – Drop of cinnamon oil in a cup of hot water relieves diarrhea.

Lemon Grass – Used in a tea that helps reduce fever.

Garlic – Two or three cloves a day thins the blood, promotes circulation and expels mucus from the lungs. Also used for hypertension.

Rosemary –  Steeped in 2 cups of boiled water for twenty minutes, covered and then trained and apply on a clean cloth to the forehead of back of the neck o relieve a headache.

Dandelion
–  Use leaves as diuretic in tea. The roots can be eaten raw for a laxative.

Sage – Make a tea from 2 tsp. of chopped leaves in boiling water. Let it steep for a few minutes. This is good for hot flashes. It is also good for sinus congestion. Do not drink sage tea if nursing.

Ginger – Make ginger tea by simmering 1 tsp. of dried grated ginger root in 1 cup of water for ten minutes. Strain and add a few drops of honey to relieve nausea. It also helps with hypertension.

Turmeric – This is good for fibromyalgia and arthritis. It also used as a blood purifier. Use it in a powdered form and add pepper and ginger to activate it.

Basil – Used in oil form on the forehead to relieve headaches and calm the mind.

Lavender – Apply lavender oil to forehead to relieve anxiety or sniff to relieve sinus congestion.

Mint – Use leaves to make a tea to relieve indigestion.

Herbal Tonics – Are very gentle to our bodies and have been used for thousands of years. They are considered to be a food for the body and like food; must be used in moderation. They are excellent choices for preventive medicine and cleansing.

Herbs at Home:

You can save time and money by growing these five basic medicinal herbs in your garden or on your window sill: Echinacea for immune system, Chamomile for gentle sleep, Yarrow for first aid, Lemon Balm for colds and Peppermint for digestion. These five herbs are generally safe for all of us. Just their smell soothes the soul.

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April 17, 2012

What Causes Constipation: The Surprising Truth

Filed under: healthy eating,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 7:02 pm

causes of constipationIf you live with constipation, you may think that there is nothing that you can do about it. There are many causes of constipation, however, and this means that with a few simple changes to your diet or lifestyle, you may be able to overcome it and feel better. Constipation is not something that people want to talk about, but it is a very real issue that can have a huge effect on your life. What are some of the interesting causes of constipation?

Vitamins

While taking vitamins is not inherently a cause of constipation, the ingredients in some vitamins can be. If your vitamin includes iron or calcium, and you are experiencing constipation, you may want to find another vitamin or consider taking a stool softener.

Chocolate

Eliminate chocolate from your diet if you are having constipation issues. Some studies have found that it can cause constipation, but other studies suggest that it can help. By eliminating it and seeing how you feel, you can determine if it is the problem.

Depression

Depression can lead to a slowing of the body’s processes, including the digestive process. If you have been experiencing some symptoms of depression, you may want to visit your physician to get help for your condition and to help your digestive system to get back to normal.

Blood Pressure and Allergy Medication

Side effects from certain blood pressure and allergy medications can also lead to constipation. Diuretics decrease blood pressure by increasing the amount of urine that is released and this can cause your stool to become harder, as water is being taken from the digestive process. Allergy medications can do this as well.

Antacids

If you have heartburn, you may be taking antacids. Some of them contain calcium and aluminum, which can cause constipation. Check your labels to see if the ones that you have chosen contain these minerals that could be causing your issues.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There are two chronic conditions that are included in the inflammatory bowel disease category-ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. While the most common symptom is diarrhea, inflammation of the rectum is common in ulcerative colitis or it could be an obstruction of the intestines in Crohns.

Diabetes

Diabetes can cause nerve damage, which in turn can cause digestion issues. Unfortunately, most people who have diabetes have no clue that they have it, which causes it to get worse. Regular constipation can be an indicator of this disease.

Constipation is not something that you have to live with. Consult your physician to see if any of these issues could be causing your constipation.

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April 12, 2012

Swimming Pool Safety: How Clean Is Your Water?

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:41 pm

Safe WaterHow safe is the water in pools? While many people know that they need to keep an eye out for sharks and other creatures in the ocean, most people do not realize that public pools are just as, if not more so, dangerous. By understanding more about the issue, you can determine whether or not you want to swim in public pools.

While most cities have cleaning procedures, they may not be enough to keep the pool water free from bacteria, like Ecoli and more. These bacteria, along with viruses and other germs, can be in the water from blood, mucus, saliva, skin, and fecal matter. This means that often their visual checks will be unable to tell if the pool water is contaminated. These germs may not even be put into the water by bathers. Birds and rodents can contaminate a pool as well.

Cleaning and testing should be done on a regular basis to keep the pools as safe as possible. If you do not see this testing being done every few hours, then you will probably want to swim somewhere else, as this can be a sign that they are not taking your health seriously. Depending upon where you live, there may be different guidelines, but if you are at the pool for any length of time, you should see this testing being carried out.

This is an infrequent problem, but it is one that people need to know about. If you notice any symptoms, such as bloody diarrhea, vomiting, or fever, you will want to get medical attention as soon as possible. There is no way to completely prevent your chance of coming into contact with these viruses and bacteria, but you do want to be aware of the symptoms and the risk to you and your family.

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