In addition to retail services, the following basic services are also carried out in the Sirmione Community Pharmacy:
This is carried out with high-tech equipment which is constantly calibrated and inspected, in accordance with the law, and is capable of measuring the maximum and minimum pressure and the pulse rate. The instrument is located in a separate room in order to ensure privacy and peace and quiet. The service is provided free to the user. For the cardiac patient, hypertensive or diabetic patient, periodic monitoring of this important measurement is fundamental for the maintenance of a good standard of health.
When food and lifestyle guidelines fail to maintain the blood pressure within normal values, then there are numerous effective medicines available which allow blood pressure to be brought back within the normal range. The pharmacist is, however, always on hand to help customers to evaluate the results of the measurement, without in any way replacing the General Practitioner in this regard.
This service is free because it is considered to be an important preventive measure: keeping your weight under control is not simply a matter of appearance, it is one of the main ways you can stay healthy.
Being overweight - often associated with diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension - is an major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
You weight is measured with electronic equipment and we also supply information about correct nutrition at the same time as this is fundamental for the prevention of numerous diseases. At the request of users, the pharmacist will also provide suggestions and advice on the subject.
Leaflets covering the most common diseases, hygiene, childcare, care of patients with specific diseases and other topics related to health, disease prevention and pharmacovigilance are supplied free in the community pharmacy The leaflets are kept in a special, easily identifiable, folder which is freely accessible to users.
This refers to those activities which are undertaken in order to continuously evaluate all the available information on the safety of medicines so as to ensure - for all medicines on the market - that there is a favourable risk/benefit ratio. Pharmacy works closely with primary care physicians on pharmacovigilance, in accordance with Legislative Decree no. 95 of 8.4.2003, to detect possible drug side effects on the basis of reports received from consumers.
This is a service which the pharmacy offers in order to respond to the growing number of problems which relate the physical and psychological well-being of the population. It is a space designed so that the pharmacist can take a few extra minutes to answer any customer questions in a comprehensive but confidential manner.
It has been proved that breastfeeding is beneficial to the future health of the newborn and it is the natural method of infant nutrition. The subject of nutrition is a very important one, starting from the earliest days of life and breastfeeding; this should be encouraged. The pharmacist can give important information to the new mother who often - during this period - goes to the pharmacy both to shop and for advice. Nursing mothers should be able to go anywhere and breastfeed their babies whenever necessary. The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend the creation of welcoming environments to encourage breastfeeding. Since 2013, the Brescia ASL (Local Health Authority) has been developing a way to introduce some of this initiative's proposals, with the help of the Pharmacy Association, Federfarma and local governments. The Community Pharmacy supports this project and wants to become a point of reference for breastfeeding mothers; our primary objective is to make mothers welcome, listen to them and offer support, so that they continue to breastfeed. Here they will find a small dedicated space in which mothers wishing to breastfeed will feel welcome. We support mums and new parents and encourage this healthy practice - our Community Pharmacy represents a reference point for advice on child health. The Community Pharmacy pays particular attention to nutrition in early childhood, including both weaning and a child's correct nutrition during the first three years of life, by helping parents with this process.
The service is performed with equipment which complies with the regulations and according to the charges set out in the pharmacy.
Being able to carry out the diagnostic self-test within minutes from a capillary blood sample, directly in the pharmacy, and thus knowing the current values of blood sugar and the lipid profile is an important health benefit.
By blood sugar we mean the concentration of glucose in the blood.
The value can be checked by taking a drop of blood from the fingertip.
Cholesterol is a molecule which is produced by the body itself and has several important functions: it modulates the fluidity of cell membranes, is a precursor of certain hormonal substances and vitamin D and it contributes to the composition of bile.
However, higher values may predispose to major diseases primarily those affecting the heart and circulatory system.
It should also be emphasized that, in order to better define the cardiovascular risk, it is important to know its composition as well as the total amount of cholesterol; how much of it is HDL cholesterol, commonly known as "good cholesterol" and how much LDL cholesterol or "bad cholesterol".
Triglycerides are a form of fat found in the blood which come partly from food but are in part created within the body itself, where they function as an energy reserve.
Elevated concentrations are an important risk factor for cardiac, hepatic and pancreatic disease.
This includes nebulizers, infant weighing-scales, electric breast pumps (fundamental if breast-feeding is not practical or if the new mother has too much milk) and crutches.
The opening hours of the A.S.L .offices and Urgent Care as well as all the information on the services of accredited public and private establishments are provided, on the basis of constantly updated information supplied by the aforementioned A.S.L. (Local Health Authority).