Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Many people experience problems with the medications they are taking. These problems can be inconvenient, and may even be dangerous to your health. Find out if you are at risk, and what you can do to avoid medication problems. Ask yourself these questions:
Do you sometimes forget to take your medication?
Are you unsure about what your medication is for?
Do you ever run out of medication before you get a chance to get your prescriptions refilled?
Do you have trouble swallowing tablets?
Do you find it hard to open your medication container?
Do you find taking your medication inconvenient?
Are you unsure about the side effects of your medication and what to do if any occur? If you answered “yes” to at least one of the questions: You may be at risk of medication problems. Speak with Bishop Pharmacy pharmacist about the questions that you answered “YES” to. He or she can help identify any other problems that may exist and suggest ways to deal with them. However, make sure you mention any questions you may have or symptoms that worry you to your pharmacist. Our pharmacist can provide more information and help you deal with any problems that may come up in the future.
In some cases, stroke-like damage to the brain can occur when the heart stops (cardiac arrest). The longer the brain goes without oxygen and nutrients supplied by blood flow, the greater the risk of permanent brain damage. Brain injuries can also result in uncontrolled bleeding and permanent brain damage. For more information visit Bishop Pharmacy.
Your body changes most of the food you eat into glucose. Your blood takes the glucose to the cells throughout your body. The glucose needs insulin to get into the body’s cells. Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas. The pancreas releases insulin into the blood. Insulin helps the glucose from food get into body cells. If your body does not make enough insulin or the insulin does not work properly, the glucose can’t get into the cells, so it stays in the blood. This makes your blood glucose level high, causing you to have diabetes.
If not controlled, diabetes may lead to blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations (having a toe or foot removed, for example), and nerve damage. In women, diabetes can cause problems during pregnancy. For more information, please visit Bishop Pharmacy.
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