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Whelehans Pharmacy:Do you suffer with circulation problems?

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 11:38am

Whelehans Pharmacy:Do you suffer with circulation problems?

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Do you suffer with circulation problems?

Did you know? We have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a complex network throughout our body. Vascular Disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system including diseases of arteries, veins and lymph vessels as well as blood disorders that affect circulation. These include:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Renal Artery Disease

  • Varicose Veins

  • Venous Blood Clots

  • Aneurysm

  • Raynaud’s Disease

  • Peripheral Venous Disease

  • Erectile Dysfunction

 

Symptoms of these conditions vary from “cold hands”, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles right up to very serious and even lif- threatening conditions such as leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure and brain aneurisms. They are caused by hardened or clogged arteries.

Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic and blood runs through the veins as if they were lined with a nonstick surface that enhances blood flow like “Teflon”. As we age, this “Teflon” coating starts to get sticky, like “Velcro”, and this leads to many health risks. When arteries stiffen, they are more likely to clog with fatty substances such as cholesterol and cause heart attacks and strokes. Whelehans pharmacy, Pearse St in Mullingar now have a consultant in store who can measure the stiffness of your arteries can identify your risk of cardiovascular disease and circulation problems.

How old is your heart?

Our arteries age due to their elasticity. Unfortunately, for some people due to many reasons their arteries may age prematurely. This may be due to genetic reasons or lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, excess alcohol intake, poor diet and obesity. BPro Cardio Screen measures cardio pulse wave which determines the health of your arteries for your age based on their elasticity. In simple terms, it measures the “age of our heart”.

What is BPro Cardio Screen Service?

Whelehans now has a cardiovascular health check called BPro Cardio Screen. This test measures the stiffness of your arteries to help identify risk of blockages and your risk of cardiovascular disease and circulation problems. BPRo is placed like a watch on your wrist and is completely pain free. A pulse wave reads and calculates a wave signal that indicates the elasticity of large, small, and peripheral artery walls as well as tests for stress, central blood pressure, heart rate, and more. It is now €35 (was €50); it only takes about 15 minutes to get checked. The next clinic is Thursday February 22nd from 9am to 6pm at Whelehans Pearse St. Book by calling Whelehans at 04493 34591.

BPro Cardio Screen is not meant as a substitute for proper medical assessment with your doctor and should not replace prescription medication

For comprehensive and free health advice and information call in to Whelehans, log on to www.whelehans.ie or dial 04493 34591.

 

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