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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


Notes from the Pharmacist

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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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June 2012 - Facts on Stroke

Posted by Smith Drugs on Friday, June 1, 2012,

Stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain, as a result of either an ischemic stroke (a blood clot) or a hemorrhagic stroke (a rupture of a blood vessel and bleeding into or around the brain). Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic and 20% are hemorrhagic.

 

When the blood supply is interrupted, brain cells begin to die without oxygen-rich blood. If the blood supply is not restored soon, the affected part of the brain dies, causing disabi...


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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
STORE HOURS 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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