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Five Little-Known and Rare Diseases to Watch Out for in 2019

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 8th, 2019

Five Little-Known and Rare Diseases to Watch Out for in 2019 preview
One in twenty people live with a rare disease at some point in their lives. While this number might seem relatively high, the truth is, for many rare diseases, there is no cure. Each disease can impact a patient’s life—from a mild annoyance, all the way to being a death sentence. While many of them are treatable in some form, the key is knowing they exist so they can be diagnosed properly. The rarer a disease is, the harder it is to pinpoint what it actually is. This is especially true for diseases that can mask themselves as other diseases without the proper laboratory to look over the results.

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A Simple Guide to Dostinex (Cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 24th, 2019

A Simple Guide to Dostinex (Cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia preview

Your body is a delicate machine and any hormone imbalance can cause a series of unwanted side effects or conditions to occur. The hormone prolactin is needed to regulate sex hormones, menstruation, ovulation, and breastfeeding in women. However, men also produce the hormone in smaller dosages, despite having no known normal function behind it. Prolactin is produced in the pituitary gland and when levels rise to high in the body (known as hyperprolactinemia), it has been linked to a handful of different conditions and diseases. Dostinex is a popular medication used to treat hyperprolactinemia, as well as the other conditions associated to it.

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Nutrition Prescription: One Factor in Erectile Dysfunction?

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 10th, 2019

Nutrition Prescription: One Factor in Erectile Dysfunction preview
June 10-16th is Canadian Men’s Health Week and here at Canadian Pharmacy King, we’re excited to celebrate with you so you can live your best life possible. One of the ways we celebrate, is by bringing light to one of the ways men can take control of their health, and in specific, their sexual health. Through proper nutrition, it’s possible to negate the side effects of erectile dysfunction—or even eliminate them entirely. But how?

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6 Reasons to Buy Reef Friendly Sunscreen

by CANPharmacyKing  -  May 27th, 2019

6 Reasons to Buy Reef Friendly Sunscreen infographic preview

Approximately 6,000 tons of sunscreen are estimated to impact the globe and, in specific, wash into coral reefs every year. The concentration of chemicals from sunscreens are localized around the typical tourist zones and diving/snorkeling areas. Unfortunately, we’ve seen our coral reefs at an increased risk for dying or bleaching and as it turns out, the chemicals in many popular sunscreens is part of the cause.

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Antidepressants vs. Antipsychotics – What’s the Difference?

by Natasha Tracy  -  May 12th, 2019

Commonly prescribed psychiatric medications include antidepressants and antipsychotics, in fact, sometimes they are even prescribed together. But do you know what antidepressants and antipsychotics really are? Did you know that antidepressants are commonly prescribed for things other than depression and antipsychotics and commonly prescribed for things other than psychosis? Read on to learn about the differences between antipsychotics and antidepressants, how they work, what they are used for and how to use them safely.

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa, the Most Lethal Mental Illness?

by Natasha Tracy  -  April 30th, 2019

Do you know the facts around anorexia nervosa? Do you know that anorexia nervosa is considered the deadliest mental illness? Do you know how people are dying of anorexia nervosa? These are extremely important things to understand considering some studies have the rate of anorexia nervosa among women at four percent.

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Instagram Accounts to Follow for Your Mental Health

by Natasha Tracy  -  April 1st, 2019

On Instagram, you can find information on everything, including mental health. However, Instagram can give you positive or negative messages about mental health. If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you want to focus on those accounts that can provide positive messages in the forms of trusted mental health information, motivational messages and maybe even a little humor. These are the best Instagram accounts to follow to support your mental health.

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The Facts and Fiction Behind Male Pattern Baldness

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 18th, 2019

Male pattern balding is a common condition leaving men all over the world on the hunt for a cure for. Did you know over 50% of all men over the age of fifty will experience hair loss to some degree? There happens to be plenty of misinformation out there about hair loss for men, and we wanted to get to the bottom of some of the most persistent myths—as well as discuss some of the facts all men should know about thinning hair. Let’s take a closer look.

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Viagra, Cialis, Levitra - Which Male Impotence Prescription is Best

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 25th, 2019

Sexual intimacy is an important aspect of our romantic relationships. It brings us closer as a couple, reduces stress, and actually has a host of health-related benefits as well. As a relationship ages an active sex life is a way to remind our partner how interested in them we are. This translates into a confidence booster for both sexes.

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Facts about Triptans in Migraine Management

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 11th, 2019

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Migraines affect 12% of the world’s population, but they are still misunderstood by those who don’t suffer from them. They aren’t just really bad headaches. Migraines are actually a neurological disorder that can leave a person debilitated for days as they try to overcome the symptoms of nausea, visual disturbances (such as auras), and sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells.

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The purpose of the above content is to raise awareness only and does not advocate treatment or diagnosis. This information should not be substituted for your physician's consultation and it should not indicate that use of the drug is safe and suitable for you or your (pet). Seek professional medical advice and treatment if you have any questions or concerns.
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