Start Giving Yourself The Gift of a Healthy Heart This Valentine's!

It’s February! The month of love and a time to show that important person how much you care. Who is more important than you? This month why not try focusing on taking care of yourself. February is all about hearts, because it’s American Heart Month. Heart disease is unfortunately a condition that many must deal with, but it can easily be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There are many conditions and symptoms that fall under the umbrella of heart disease. We have some natural suggestions of how to keep your heart healthy. Though, we of course suggest consulting with your doctor before self-medicating. As a pharmacy we want to show you how much we care by spreading awareness and obtaining the best products to keep you healthy whether it is natural or prescribed.

This month you may spot some hearts hanging up in store fronts or promotions about what gift he/she will love. For our store February does not just mean Valentine’s day, because it is also American Heart Month. Our focus and hopefully your focus is keeping your heart healthy. Heart disease; Cardiovascular disease is a term that describes multiple conditions/ symptoms that take a toll on your heart. Mayo Clinic summarizes some symptoms, which include chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, chest discomfort, Shortness of breath, pain, numbness, dizziness, fainting, etc. You can find more in-depth information on heart disease on their website mayoclinic.org. To help us take care of you we ask that you do not wait for these symptoms to arise. 

The first step is prevention. If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle heart disease can be prevented. Yes, this means a healthy diet and taking your vitamins! Don’t you dare reach for that giant chocolate heart filled with M&M’s. First off that’s a little excessive, but also wouldn’t your heart appreciate some fresh vegetables and greens instead. Vitamins E and Omega 3 will also be a great gift for that bod of yours.  May we suggest Solgar, who provide a large selection of vitamins that we carry in store. Another form of prevention is taking a trip to the doctor’s office. Our pharmacist Bing strongly suggest an annual blood test or physical.

If you simply need to get a physical done or are feeling any of these symptoms, we ask you to please discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to give you their professional opinion on whether you need to be prescribed certain medication, which is where our pharmacy will be able to step in to make sure you are getting the medication you need. Though, if you are able or are wanting to go the natural route, we carry a brand that we know and trust. 

Kyolic Age Garlic Extract is a brand that uses a garlic supplement to help with cardiovascular health. They provide their supplements in liquid or capsule form and even have vegetarian options.

Whether you are looking to pick up your prescriptions or need some help finding some natural products our door is open. We love our customers and this month we want to give you the gift of a healthy heart! Feel free to stop by and come chat with us at Boerum Hill Chemist Pharmacy 378 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Happy American Heart Month!