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Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

 

Macular Degeneration involves the deterioration of the retina which is responsible for the central part of the vision in the eye. Damage to the macula, or central spot of the retina, is what gives it its name. The retina is critical to clear central vision and is what allows us to see objects straight ahead. Generally, it is referred to as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) because it primarily affects people over 60 years old. There is one type of macular degeneration that affects young people and is caused by a recessive gene. This is called Stargardt Disease and is relatively rare with only 1 in 10,000 people likely affected. In contrast, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 50 years old. It affects approximately 11 million people in the United States and 170 million worldwide.

AMD has two basic types-dry and wet forms. Dry AMD accounts for most of all cases with nearly 85-90% of all affected people having this type. Wet AMD only accounts for 10-15% of affected individuals and it is wet AMD that causes 90% of severe vision loss. Generally dry and wet forms of AMD have different underlying issues, but in 10% of cases, dry AMD can later progress to the wet form of AMD. People who have wet AMD did start out with the dry form initially.

 

Say Hi to Sleep Hygiene

 

Something that we all love dearly, but most of us cannot get enough of. Sleep is one of our body’s delicate processes that is important for physical and mental health. Sleep hygiene refers to behavioral practices that will lead to a good night’s rest. Following these behaviors can decrease the need for prescriptions and boost your daily energy.

“It takes me forever”

“I never get enough”

“I can’t seem to get comfortable

These are common phrases that are uttered when someone is asked about their sleeping patterns. Although people are quick to realize the symptoms of lack of sleep including lack of concentration, heightened emotions, and malaise, what most fail to do is change their bad sleep habits. Bad sleep hygiene includes taking too many naps during the day, eating or drinking excessively too close to bedtime, and bringing stress to the bed. If you are someone who has difficulty falling asleep incorporating the following habits:

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that affects how your body uses blood glucose. Diabetics have too much glucose in their blood, which can lead to health issues. There are a few different types of diabetes including diabetes Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, presence of ketones in the urine, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow-healing sores, and frequent infections.

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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