The older we get, the more prone we may be to developing certain conditions that can be dangerous to our health if not treated. Yakub Chemist offer services where we are able to carry out simple tests to see if there may be any risk of diabetes, high blood pressure or helicobacter pylori– all free of charge! Pop into our pharmacy and speak to one of our team members today.
Blood Pressure Testing
High blood pressure affects one in three over 25 and rarely has noticeable symptoms however, if left untreated it increases the risks to other dangerous conditions. We provide consultation based advice, taking only a few minutes of your time which can help you live healthier and longer.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes the amount of glucose in your blood to become too high because the body cannot use it properly. It can be hard to indentify whether or not you have diabetes without using complex testing methods, so if members of your family have a history of diabetes or you feel as though you could be at risk, we are able to provide a comprehensive testing service that is usually pain free and quick. A pharmacist will be able to provide further information on ways your diabetes can be managed.
Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Check
Infection with H. pylori is very common; approximately two-thirds of the world’s population have it in their body. These germs can enter your body and cause ulcers in the stomach. For most people, it doesn’t cause ulcers or any other symptoms. For those who do experience problems, there are medicines that can kill the germs and help sores heal. Yakub Chemist offers a simple H. Pylori check which consists of taking breath samples to see if you are affected. Based on the results, we will offer advice on how you can be treated.