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The Pharmacist Answers Podcast

Your health is probably one of the most important things to you.  Yet it can be one of the most complicated things to understand.  Our bodies are meant to work a certain way, but when they don't, we may never be 100% sure why or what to do about it - even after seeing a healthcare professional.

The Pharmacist Answers Podcast is hosted by Cynthia Hendrix, PharmD.  On the Podcast, you can learn the basics of body parts and organ groups, get a glimpse of how disease processes work, and learn some practical steps to take in your own flesh and blood relationships with healthcare providers.

Everyone's health story is different.  No one is truly a "textbook case".  You need someone who sees your uniqueness and help you gain the knowledge and confidence to have conversations, ask questions, and make decisions that are right for YOU!

*The Podcast started out as live conversations on Periscope.

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Jul 27, 2015

Water for Life

Avoid becoming dehydrated. Drink water, lots of water. Eight 8 oz glasses of water a day, at least.

Your body is mostly water. If you end up in a deficit, heat sickness or heat stroke may ensue.

Drink room temperature water to be able to drink more and absorb more. Here’s a website that explains...

Jul 20, 2015

Stomach Acid Basics

Stomach acid causes heartburn.

Long-term reflux problems leads to a GERD diagnosis.

Stomach acid has a pH of 2.

Low pH = acid; High pH = base

Stomach acid is Hydrochloric acid (HCl)

Some Biochemistry

The molecules of the acid like to spend their time joining together and breaking apart. So by...

Jul 18, 2015

OTC Medications for Constipation

Stool softener (Colace = Docuasate) - it’s job is to go into your digestive tract and attract water to soften things up.

Laxative (Dulcolax = Bisocodyl) - increases peristalsis (natural, rhythmic wave-like movement of your intestinal muscles).

Constipation Basics

Constipation can be...

Jul 18, 2015

Diabetes Facts

All of the cells in your body depend on different forms of sugars to make energy (mostly glucose though).

Insulin works like a key to unlock the doors of the cells and let the sugar in to be used.

Adults get newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes too, it's not just a childhood disease like a lot of marking...

Jul 16, 2015

Why is this important

Studies have been done regarding deaths caused by Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose, and they are finding that kids and adults are dying from having too much medicine with just a little bit extra over the recommended dose. [This American Life did a whole episode on Tylenol...