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Pharmasave Smith Drugs

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 - View Map | Store Hours
Phone: 519.752.2892
Philip Smith - Owner Since: 1989


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March 2013 - Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
If you are like many Canadians, you probably don’t know a lot about AMD. Even if you already have it, you may not fully understand what is going on inside your eyes. As its name suggests, AMD is a disease linked to age. Specifically, people over age fifty are affected. In spite of the fact that AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over 50 in the Western world, it’s still relatively unknown. Currently, about one third of people 55-74 years of age and...

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February 2013 - Understanding High Blood Pressure

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
High blood pressure is the result of blood pressing too tightly against the inner walls of blood vessels (veins and arteries). High blood pressure is also sometimes called hypertension.

Untreated high blood pressure puts stress on many of your internal organs, such as your heart, kidney, and brain, and can lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.

Blood pressure measurements are shown as two numbers (e.g., 130/80). The first (top) number is systolic pressure – the pressure in your blo...

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March 2012 - Vitamin Supplement

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

Do you need a vitamin supplement?

Everyone knows that proper nutrition is necessary for good health, but just what exactly does that mean? What is good nutrition? And how do you know if you are getting all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy?

A good place to start is with Canada's Food Guide. Health and nutrition experts developed the guide to help Canadians choose the right foods in the right amounts to maintain their health.

Whole foods (non-processed foods) are the best source of vi...


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February 2011 - High Blood Pressure

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force of your blood against the blood vessel walls. The recommended target for 
people with diabetes is less than 130/80 mm Hg. The top number is the pressure when your heart contracts and pushes blood out (systolic). The bottom number is the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats (diastolic). For non-diabetic adults, normal blood pressure is considered to be less than 140/90 mm Hg. There are often no sym...


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*Please note that the content in 'Notes from the Pharmacist' is general information.

For specific information regarding these topics and your personal medical condition, please consult your physician*

Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 
Phone: 519.752.2892
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Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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