Gout is a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that is increasing in prevalence in the United States. There are a variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for treating and preventing flares of gout.
Patients with diabetes are at increased risk for cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, xerostomia, salivary gland problems, and infections. Pharmacists can help patients develop good oral care habits to lower their risk.
Patients with flatulence can experience abdominal pain, stomach cramps, dizziness, and even headaches.
OTC products containing ibuprofen, such as Advil, are a reasonable choice when considering options for self-care of acute pain.
A variety of factors increase the risk of an individual developing Lyme Disease. This article reviews the disease, as well as current treatment and prevention options.
Patients with glaucoma-a group of diseases of the eye that cause damage to the optic nerve-may have questions about risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients should understand the symptoms, stages, and treatments for AD, which is the most common form of dementia. Because AD can take a toll on friends and family members as well, tips for helping caregivers cope are also included.
Patients should understand how to use OTC and prescription medications that treat acne and follow preventive measures to reduce acne flare-ups or prevent this common dermatologic condition.
Patients learn what OTC items to have in their medicine cabinets, and how to dispose of old medications safely.
To maintain good "heart health," a good diet, exercise, and quitting smoking are essential; nutritional supplements may also help.