Our Health Tips: Diabetes, Headaches, Muscular Pain

How to Relieve Pain

Headaches

Headaches are usually a mild and temporary problem. There are several causes including stress, fear, grief and other kinds of prolonged tension. If you have a terrible migraine, do not let the pain take hold. At Uniprix Jacques De Laganière, we have several over the counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) that can relieve the pain. These pain relief and anti-inflammatory products fight fever and relieve headache. For more information, you can consult one of our pharmacists.


Muscle Pain

You can get muscle pain in any part of the body: arms, legs, back, neck, etc. Several factors present risks for this kind of pain, including work, sports and your lifestyle. Muscle pain can manifest in several forms, such as aches, cramps, stiff neck, sharp pains or contractions.


Don’t suffer from sore muscles. Pay a visit to your pharmacist today. You can get relief using an analgesic such as acetaminophen, an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or a muscle relaxant like methocarbamol.


Back Pain

Back pain is often related to incorrect posture at work, sleeping wrong, over-exertion, a false movement or trauma. Back pain can lead to more serious problems so it is important to treat it as soon as possible. At Uniprix Jacques De Laganière, you will find over the counter analgesics (e.g., acetaminophen and ibuprofen) that provide quick relief from back pain. Don’t hesitate to consult with one of our pharmacists.


Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment

Diet

Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes starts with healthy dietary habits. Here are some tips that will help you maintain a good diet and alleviate problems related to diabetes.

  • Eat three balanced meals per day at regular hours, 4 to 6 hours apart.
  • Eat snacks as needed, taken 2 to 3 hours after meals.
  • Drink water rather than soft drinks or fruit juices.
  • Eat good fats and reduce your consumption of saturated fats such as butter, cold cuts, cheeses, and whole milk. Foods that are of plant origin and fish are preferable.
  • Opt for high-fibre foods.
  • Reduce your intake of added sugars (white sugar, honey and syrups) and consume sugar substitutes with moderation. The World Health Organization recommends that less than 5 % of the total caloric intake come from the consumption of added sugars.
  • Reduce your daily caloric intake.


Physical Activity

  • At least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week is recommended: brisk walking, running, swimming, dancing, team sports. The physical activity should be intense enough to make you break a sweat.
  • You should also perform resistance exercises (muscle building) twice per week. This type of exercise contributes to reducing insulin resistance, keeping your blood sugar stable.
  • Avoid being inactive for long periods. Remaining seated for several hours at a time is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.


For more tips on your diabetes management, do not hesitate to consult with a pharmacist at Uniprix Jacques De Laganière. Your family pharmacist is an indispensable ally in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. He or she will advise you regarding the impact of your lifestyle habits on your diabetes and on the use of the necessary devices (e.g., glucose monitor and insulin injection device). Your pharmacist will also be able to answer all your questions about your prescriptions.

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