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Additives

 Time has changed the way we generally look at food, pharmaceuticals, and other products that we either use or consume. There are many things that we don’t ordinarily focus on when searching for a product such as its inactive ingredients or even the manufacturer. Often these ingredients are overlooked, but they may contain hazardous additives and preservatives that are used to prolong the products shelf life, make it look more desirable, or capture a more delectable taste. Though “natural flavors” and preservatives seem like they enhance these products, they may not be the most health-conscious ingredients. Some of these “inactive” ingredients have even been linked to cancer prevalence and increases in mortality, which raises the question of why they were ever placed on the market in the first place. To aid in product selection, it is helpful to know some key words, and what they are, when skimming through an ingredient list.

 

Probiotics

 

Probiotics are known as the “good bacteria” that are normally found in our gut and digestive tract. They serve an important role in supporting our immune system and can even rid the body of certain harmful bacteria that are consumed in our foods. These helping hands are often recommended after or during a course of antibiotics, in efforts to replenish the normal flora of gut bacteria that get wiped away by the antibiotics. Some people have what is considered “leaky gut syndrome” where tiny holes in their digestive system allows good bacteria to escape, which leaves their body susceptible. Most of our foods are treated to get rid of any bugs that may invade them, but this also destroys the probiotics that grow within and leaves us with a lackluster source of probiotics.

Ovarian Cancer

 

Ovarian Cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. A woman has roughly a 1.3% lifetime chance of developing it. It occurs more commonly in a woman who is 63 years old or older. The symptoms of this type of cancer can be very vague and it is often not until the cancer is more advanced that it is noticed and detected. Signs and symptoms may include abdominal bloating and swelling, weight loss or gain, urinary urgency, and a sensation of being full even if a large meal isn’t consumed. Other vague symptoms can include constipation, upset stomach, or back pain.

There is no routine test for ovarian cancer. A routine pelvic exam would not be useful in detecting an ovarian tumor because it may be very small and is not found. Transvaginal ultrasound may be able to better see a tumor but certainly cannot determine malignancy. There is the CA125 blood test that is often displaying elevated levels in instances of ovarian cancer. However, not all ovarian cancer patients have elevated levels and other women have elevated levels and no cancer is present. Ovarian cysts are a very common occurrence in women particularly during ovulation. If cysts are detected in menopausal women, this is a much greater cause of concern.

Apothecary RX

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 6pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

  contact (@) gulfshorerx.com
P: (239) 262 - 2222
F: (239) 262 - 8943

  1400 Gulf Shore Blvd North Suite 100
Naples, Florida 34102

 

 11669 Collier Blvd.
Naples FL 34116
P: (239) 304 - 9084
F: (239) 304 - 9310

Medical Supply

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 5pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Please call for Saturday hours during the summer
Sunday: Closed

  medicalsupply (@) gulfshorerx.com
  P: (239) 775 - 0164
  F: (239) 280 - 9999

  411 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, Florida 34102

Testimonials

This is the way all pharmacies ought to be run. They really know how to treat their customers right. Apothecary has been around for over half a century and its not hard to see why they've survived, and thrived, longer than all the other pharmacies in Naples. Put plainly, there's really no higher level of service in Pharmacy. That's important to everyone.
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