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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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Dec 11, 2017

Tonsils Basics

Your tonsils can be found in the back of your throat.  You can open your mouth and look in the mirror and see them on each side of your mouth behind your teeth and tongue.  You can also feel them below your earlobes and behind your jaw bone.

Tonsils are composed of lymph tissue since they are a part...

Dec 4, 2017


Aguesia: no taste

Hypoguesia: reduced ability to taste (no the same as when taste changes due to changes in ability to smell)

Dysgeusia: dysfunctional taste - bad, salty, rotten, or metallic taste (metallic is the most common).

Causes for Change

Chemotherapy and radiation for cancer causes taste changes because...

Nov 27, 2017


Smell plays a big part in your ability to taste.  The bumps on your tongue that you can see are actually papillae.

4 Types of Papillae


Filiform papillae are the most numerous papillae and are arranged in regular rows running parallel to the median sulcus.  They are cone-shaped - either a single cone...

Nov 20, 2017

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome is defined as a burning sensation with no underlying cause.  It may include dry mouth sensations with no true symptoms of dry mouth.  BMS is accompanied by unremitting burning or pain but no mucosal changes or signs of injury or swelling.

3 Categories

  • Increases throughout...

Nov 13, 2017

Born With...

Ankyloglossia is also known as a tongue tie.  It is a result of a short frenulum.  This issue is easily corrected if it interferes with eating and talking.

Macroglossia is a large tongue.  This is one of the identifiable characteristics of Down's Syndrome.  It is described as the tongue appears to be bigger...