Breathing is something most of us take for granted. If you, or someone you know, is suffering from respiratory illness you understand that breathing can be challenging.
In fact, respiratory problems are a reality for millions of Canadians. The two top leading respiratory conditions are asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is actually an umbrella term for a group of diseases that block airflow. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions within the COPD family.
Living with a respiratory disorder will impact how you live. You may be limited in your activities by shortness of breath. This may cause anxiety and fatigue.
At Heart Pharmacy we want to help you manage your respiratory condition. We will work with you and your primary healthcare provider to maximize your quality of life. We provide educational services such as the proper use of medication, including inhalers, and we’ll review all your medications to ensure there are no potentially negative drug interactions. Lifestyle choices can make a huge difference in managing the flare-ups you may encounter with respiratory illness.
If you plan on taking a trip, come in and talk to our knowledgeable travel clinic staff. If you are living with a respiratory disorder you will want to know everything about your destination's air quality. This knowledge will assist you to get the most out of your holiday.
So many people in the Victoria area are without primary health care providers due to the current shortage of doctors. Your pharmacist is uniquely positioned to be a constant member of your health care team.
Make Heart Pharmacy your drugstore of choice. We want to work with you. Come and see us at one of our five Victoria locations.