Apothecare’s highly trained and experienced pharmacists are here to answer all of your inquiries including your heart condition/BP questions, with over twenty years combined pharmaceutical experience.
In this post we’ll outline the advantages of choosing Apothecare as your heart condition/BP pharmacy plus we will give you answers to your most frequently asked questions regarding these condition. So let’s get started.
Choose Apothecare as your heart condition/BP Pharmacy
Why Apothecare Should Be Your Heart Condition/BP Pharmacy
1. You’ll Receive the Expert Advice and Personal Care You Need
The pharmacists at Apothecare are here for you with the expert advice and personal care that you need. We are available to answer any questions you may have Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and then by email until 7pm. On Saturdays, we’re there for you from 9am to 2pm. Furthermore, Apothecare takes your privacy seriously, that’s why every conversation you have with us is always 100% confidential.
We take an interest in each of our clients and we’ll take the time to get to know you and your particular situation. We are always willing and able to give you the expert advice that you require about your heart condition and/or high blood pressure. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with the in-depth knowledge to enable you to manage and optimize all of your medications.
Apothecare's experienced pharmacists are here to help you
2. You’ll Enjoy Free, Same-Day Delivery
If you choose Apothecare as your heart condition/BP pharmacy, you can take advantage of our free, same-day delivery. Home delivery means that you never have to go out to pick up your medication and wait in a long line until it is ready. We will bring your prescriptions to you, free of charge! That is particularly good news if you aren’t feeling well. You can stay home and concentrate on getting better.
3. You Can Easily Transfer Your Prescriptions
You’ll find it incredibly easy to transfer your prescription to Apothecare. Simply call, text or email us, letting us know you would like a prescription filled, and ask us what you need to do next! If you are using text or email you can send us a picture of your prescription.
We’ll contact you back to get what we need and then notify you when your prescription is ready. If you would like your prescription delivered we will setup a time for delivery that works best for you or you can pick up your medication yourself.
Easily transfer your prescriptions
4. You’ll Be Supporting Your Community
Apothecare is a locally owned and operated pharmacy so you can feel good about supporting your local community. Our pharmacists live and work in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We are your neighbours and we will treat you like a neighbour with first-class customer service and top-notch care.
5. You’ll Have the Convenience of a One-Stop Family Pharmacy
Apothecare is not only Kitchener-Waterloo’s top heart condition/BP pharmacy, but we can look after all of your family’s pharmacy needs. We are a full-service pharmacy with excellent customer service and low dispensing fees. We will also deal with your insurance so you won’t have to pay more for your prescriptions.
Apothecare is your one-stop family pharmacy
Heart Condition/BP: FAQ's
If you have heart disease, that means that your heart is not working properly. Heart disease has many different root causes and it refers to a group of conditions that affect the structure and function of your heart.
It could be a condition that you were born with, which is referred to as congenital heart disease, or it could be something that you develop later on in life.
Heart disease can be caused by both medical conditions or lifestyle choices. Medical conditions that lead to heart disease include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
- Sleep apnea
Lifestyle choices that can cause heart disease include:
- Drinking excessive alcohol
- Being overweight
- Having an unhealthy diet
- Not being physically active
- Recreational drug use
- Birth control or hormone replacement therapy
Yes. There are many different types of heart disease including:
- Coronary artery and vascular disease: Coronary artery disease occurs when your arteries become narrowed or blocked and vascular disease happens when you have problems with other blood vessels thus reducing the flow of blood to your heart.
- Arrhrthmias: This is a heart rhythm disorder that makes your heart beat too slowly, too quickly, or in an uneven rhythm.
- Structural heart disease: This refers to structural defects or abnormalities with your heart’s structure. You could be born with this or you could develop it later in as a result of an infection, wear and tear, or something else.
- Heart failure: If your heart gets damaged or weakened you can experience heart failure. The top two causes of heart failure are a heart attack and high blood pressure.
Yes. About 1 in 12 adults over the age of 20 suffer from heart disease in Canada.
Yes. The following factors will reduce your risk of heart disease:
- Being a non-smoker
- Being physically active
- Eating healthy
- Keeping at a healthy weight
- Limiting the amount of alcohol consumption
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition where “the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that is may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.”
Your blood pressure is measured by both the amount of blood that your heart is pumping and the resistance from your arteries as your blood flows through them. If your arteries are narrower and your heart is pumping more blood, then your blood pressure will be high.
Usually high blood pressure develops over a number of years. Almost everyone will eventually have high blood pressure, but once you are diagnosed, you can work with your health care professional to help control it.
The first or top number refers to your pressure when your heat beats and the second or bottom number refers to force of blood in your arteries while your heart is relaxed.
A normal adult blood pressure should be lower than 120/80. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 and 139/89 than you have pre-hypertension meaning that your pressure isn’t as low as it should be but you don’t have high blood pressure yet. If you reading is higher than 140/90 then you have high blood pressure.
High blood pressure can lead to heart disease
Other Services Apothecare Provides
A simple finger prick is all that is needed to complete the test. We are also available to manage your dose changes based on your INR results, all of which will be shared with your family doctor or nurse. Call us today to set this up.