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Stress: What is it and how should it be treated

What is stress? Stress is an unavoidable part of life.  It can be defined simply as forces from the inside or outside world affecting the individual. Because of the overabundance of stress in our modern lives, we usually think of stress as a negative experience, but from a biological point of view, stress can be […]

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Capsules or tablets?

Patients arriving at the pharmacy to purchase a pain killer or vitamin supplement are bombarded with the number of choices that await them, and then they also have to decide whether to choose the tablet or capsule form. Tablets are produced by compressing the ingredients under great pressure using either a centrifuge or a high […]

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Oh no… heartburn again

For many people, an enjoyable evening out at a restaurant often turns into something they regret doing, when the familiar and unwelcome pain of heartburn creeps back. Heartburn, also called acid indigestion or acid reflux, is defined by the Mayo Clinic of South Africa as a feeling “like a burning chest pain beginning behind the […]

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Insomnia

Insomnia is described by the Mental Health Information Center of Southern Africa as a common health problem that affects roughly one third of the population. It is the inability for an individual to fall asleep and/or to maintain sleep, resulting sleep that does not allow the body to recover from daily wear. Etiology and effects […]

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Debilitating headaches – know what you’re dealing with

When it comes to extreme headaches that require more than aspirin or paracetamol it is essential to isolate the symptoms and diagnose what kind of headache is being experienced. Frontshop explores the three main culprits. A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of […]

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Who nose the difference?

It is very common for people to confuse sinus issues with allergic reactions to things such as pollen or dust. Providing the correct medication can be tricky if the customer’s explanation of their symptoms is not correct. Frontshop found out how to establish the difference between the two conditions. Understandably it is very easy for customers to […]

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Water: the most important drink

It’s summer and everyone is loving the warm weather. However most people do not drink enough fluids, especially water. In fact most of us drink less then we need to, and this is not only the case when we are participating in sports or exercise. Small children can be particularly at risk. Dehydration is the […]

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The Multivitamin

  The one a day multivitamin was introduced to the public (in the United States) over 60 years ago. Since then it has grown in popularity and is taken by millions of people across the globe. The number of brands has also increased dramatically which has made it harder for the consumer to decide which […]

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Dealing with constipation

When bowel movements become difficult or less frequent constipation occurs. This is, generally, when a person has two or fewer bowel movements per week. As food passes through the large intestine, water is absorbed and food waste products form into stool. Muscle contractions move stools through the colon to the rectum, where they are passed […]

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Restless Legs and Vein Weakness

Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease is a disruptive neurologic disorder that seriously affects two to three percent of the adult population. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) results in an irresistible urge to move the legs. This is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, […]

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