Beaudesert pharmacy offers free heart health checks

CHECK THIS: Discount Drug Store pharmacist gives Susan Mason from Beaucare a heart health check. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
CHECK THIS: Discount Drug Store pharmacist gives Susan Mason from Beaucare a heart health check. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

BEAUDESERT residents can take the opportunity to have their heart health assessed for free as a William Street chemist joins a national "Wellness Revolution" campaign launched by Discount Drug Stores.

The campaign aims to perform 10,000 blood pressure checks nationwide before September 27.

Discount Drug Stores' professional services manager Melissa Hui said a pharmacist could provide advice on how to detect signs earlier among those at risk for heart disease.

"Heart disease and cardiovascular disease will impact lives, either directly or indirectly, of almost every Australian," she said.

"That's why it's important to be aware of the risks and how small changes to your lifestyle may help to combat the disease.

"High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, so a simple blood pressure check is important to reveal any early risk indicators for heart disease."

Local pharmacist Donna Simpson was performing free health checks today, taking blood pressure measurements and running people through a simple 15-minute heart health screening assessment.

Ms Simpson was also offering tips on how to improve heart health and lower their heart attack and stroke risk by reviewing their medication and lifestyle habits.

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