Archive for January, 2012

Heart Disease Awareness

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

Heart Disease Awareness

Coronary heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today. For that reason, February has been deemed American Heart Month. It’s time to bring awareness to this disease and educate people on what they can do to prevent heart disease from developing. Making positive, healthy changes to your life can decrease your chances of becoming a statistic.

Heart disease is a term that includes many different diseases that affect your heart. The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease, or hardening of the arteries. This is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the coronary arteries. There are many other types of heart disease, but Coronary heart disease is the one that most often results in a heart attack. Although heart disease symptoms vary according to which type of heart disease you have, there are some specific signs that indicate you may be experiencing a heart attack:

  • squeezing sensation, pressure or pain in the chest
  • pain/ discomfort in one or both arms
  • pain in back, jaw, neck or stomach
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea and lightheadedness

 

There are many risk factors that can lead to heart disease. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chances are of developing heart disease. Below is a list of common risk factors:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity/ over weight
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Age- the older you get, your chances of getting heart disease increases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • heredity

 

Many types of heart diseases can be prevented by adding healthy lifestyle changes. There are many lifestyle changes that you can make right now to reduce your risk of developing or delaying heart disease:

  • Lose weight- Overweight people are much more prone to developing heart disease. Talk to your doctor about coming up with a weight loss plan that works for you.
  • Maintain a healthy weight- If you are overweight, you will need to not only drop the pounds but you will then need to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat right- as with anyone that is trying to lose weight, you have to do it the healthy way. You will need to eat a diet that is low in trans fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, salt and sugar. You will need to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Make sure you are eating whole grains, beans, lean meats, poultry and fish.
  • Don’t smoke- If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, you will need to quit. Talk to your doctor about what would be an effective stop-smoking method for you. Additionally, try to avoid second hand smoke.
  • Control your blood pressure- eating healthy foods, exercising, avoiding alcohol and not smoking are all ways that can lower your blood pressure.
  • Lower your cholesterol- you can try to lower your cholesterol naturally by adding certain foods and swapping out others. Add more fiber to your diet; oatmeal, fruit veggies and whole grains. Cut back on red meat and add more fish and lean meats. Also, you should start taking an Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement and exercise more. Exercise has been proven to lower cholesterol.
  • Exercise- exercise has been proven to significantly decrease your chances of developing heart disease. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5-6 days a week. Brisk walking is a great place to start.
  • Managing stress- stress is a very big contributing factor to one’s health. Find ways that help you de-stress; yoga, exercise and meditation have all been proven to lower stress levels.

 

By making positive lifestyle changes, you can help to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. February 3rd is National Wear Red Day. In honor of Heart Disease Awareness Month, make sure you proudly wear red to help spread awareness about this deadly disease.

Nascobal Coupon- Pay No More Than $25

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Nascobal is a once weekly, prescription nasal spray that is prescribed for people with a vitamin B12 deficiency. Nascobal is usually prescribed for people with pernicious anemia, but can be used by people that have a vitamin B12 deficiency, for other reasons. Medicationcoupons.com has just added a Nascobal coupon to our database. When you sign up for the new Nascobal coupon, eligible people will pay no more than $25 for  their prescription. This Nascobal coupon can be used up to 3 times before its expiration date on 12/31/2013.

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Incivek Coupon- Co-Pay Assistance

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Incivek is a prescription medication that prevents certain virus cells from multiplying in the body. Incivek is most commonly used to treat adults with Hepatitis C. If you have been prescribed Incivek, Medicationcoupons.com has recently added an Incivek coupon to our database of free medication coupons. With this Incivek coupon, eligible patients can receive co-pay assistance that will save them up to 20% off the cost of Incivek. This Incivek coupon expires on 7/31/2012. 

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Luvox CR Coupon- Save $50

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Luvox CR is a prescription medication usually prescribed for patients with OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If your doctor has prescribed Luvox CR, Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a new Luvox CR coupon to our database. Sign up for the free Luvox CR coupon and eligible people can save up to $50 on their prescription. This Luvox CR coupon expires on 12/31/2012.

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Complera Co-pay Savings Program

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
HIV Medication Complera

Complera

Complera is a combination medication that is usually prescribed to treat HIV infection. Complera was given FDA approval on August 11, 2011. Complera consists of the medications Emtriva, Viread and Edurant, all of which prevent HIV cells from multiplying in the body. Complera is a single pill that is taken once daily. Complera is prescribed for patients with HIV, who are using an HIV medication for the first time.

If you are looking for help with the cost of Complera, Medicationcoupons.com has recently found a Complera co-pay savings program. Eligible patients who are prescribed Complera will be able to save up to $2400 a year. You should be able to obtain a Complera co-pay card from your doctor, but you can also enroll by telephone. To enroll in the Complera co-pay savings program, please call 1-877-505-6986. This Complera co-pay savings program can not be used by patients that are on Medicare, Medicaid or that live in Massachusetts. Other restrictions may also apply.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sleep Apnea

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Learn More About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very common, but serious condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. Sleep apnea is when a person stops and starts breathing many times during sleep. These breathing interruptions can happen up to 100 times a night and can last between 5 seconds and 30 seconds each time. There are three different types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and is a result of your throat muscles intermittently relaxing, which blocks your airways while you are sleeping. Central sleep apnea is caused by your brain not sending the correct signals to your muscles that control breathing. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
 
Although anyone can develop sleep apnea, it does affect men more often than women. Middle aged, overweight men are at increased risk of developing it. Sleep apnea is more common as you get older; and for women, it’s more common to develop after menopause. Also, it is more common for African Americans, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders to develop sleep apnea. If someone in your family has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you have a better chance of developing it yourself. Additionally, if you smoke, have high blood pressure and are at risk for heart disease and or stroke, you are more prone to developing sleep apnea.
 
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is extremely loud snoring. Other sleep apnea symptoms include insomnia, extreme daytime sleepiness, waking up out of breath during the night, waking up gasping or feeling like you’re choking, waking up in the morning with dry mouth or a sore throat, waking up with a headache and getting up frequently to go to the bathroom.
 
If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause damage to the major organs including the heart, liver and brain. Sleep apnea can also cause an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, diabetes and arrhythmias. Also, people with sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in a driving accident or work related accident due to their lack of quality sleep.
 
If you believe you have sleep apnea, you should contact your doctor right away. In some cases, if your sleep apnea is mild, your doctor may simply suggest making some of the following lifestyle changes: 
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Eliminate alcohol and sleeping pills
  • Don’t eat heavy meals or drink caffeine within a few hours of going to bed
  • Try to get on a regular sleep schedule
  • Sleep on your back and keep your head propped with a pillow

 

If you have a more serious case of sleep apnea, treatment will be required. The most effective and most common treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This is when the patient wears a special mask to sleep that is hooked up to a machine that sends continuous flow of air to the nostrils. Other sleep apnea treatments include special dental devices that can be fitted by a trained dentist or orthodontist. For severe obstructive sleep apnea, surgery may be necessary.
 
It is important that people with sleep apnea get the necessary treatment needed for this condition, so they can improve upon their sleep and their overall physical health.

More OTC Medication Coupons

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Free OTC Medication Coupons

OTC Medication Coupons

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BoilEase is an over-the counter medication that is used to treat the pain and discomfort associated with boils. If you or someone you know has boils, Medicationcoupons.com now offers a BoilEase coupon. When you sign up for free, you can get a BoilEase coupon that will save you $1. This BoilEase coupon expires on 12/31/2012.

Auro is an over the counter medication that provides, safe and effective relief from ear problems including swimmer’s ear and ear aches. Auro also has a product line of ear drying aids and earwax removal aids. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added an Auro coupon to our database of free medication coupons. When you sign up for the free Auro coupon, save .55 cents on your next purchase of Auro. This Auro coupon expires on 12/31/2012.

Diabetaid is an OTC medication made for people with diabetes. Diabetaid is used to relieve pain and tingling of the hands and feet. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Diabetaid coupon to our database of free medication coupons. When you sign up for the Diabetaid coupon, save $1 on your next purchase of Diabetaid. This Diabetaid coupon expires on 12/31/2012. 

Chloraseptic is an over the counter medication used to relieve sore throat pain. Chloraseptic has a product line that consists of lozenges and throat sprays. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Chloraseptic coupon to our database of free medication coupons. Sign up for the free Chloraseptic coupon, and save $1 on any Chloraseptic product.

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Kit is an over the counter medication that is used to treat and prevent acne. Medicationcoupons.com has just added a Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Kit coupon to our database of free medication coupons. Sign up for the free Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Kit coupon and save $5 on your next purchase.

Clean & Clear is a product line of acne preventing products. Clean & Clear has a complete line of acne products that include washes, astringents, cleansers, scrubs, moisturizers and treatments. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Clean & Clear coupon to our database of free medication coupons. Sign up for the Clean & Clear coupon, save up to $2 on any Clean & Clear product.

Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops is an OTC product that provides immediate relief from dry eye syndrome. If you or someone you know is using this product, you’ll be happy to know that Medicationcoupons.com has just added a Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops coupon to our database of free medication coupons. Sign up for this free Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops coupon and save $1 on your next purchase.

Revitalens OcuTec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution is used for cleaning and conditioning your contact lenses. Revitalens OcuTec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution provides end of the day comfort to contact lens wearers. Medicationcoupons.com has just added a Revitalens OcuTec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution coupon to our database. When you sign up for the free Revitalens OcuTec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution coupon, you will save $2 on your next purchase.

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Living With COPD

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Living With COPD

COPD

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one of the most common lung diseases known today, that includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Early diagnosis of COPD is vital so that you can start to get the care you need. It is estimated that 12 million people have COPD and another 12 million have it but, have not yet been diagnosed.  Many people are unaware that they have COPD and chalk it up to aging and smoker’s cough. If this sounds familiar, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor for peace of mind. A relatively easy test called Spirometry can be performed to determine whether or not you have COPD.

Smoking is the leading cause of COPD, but not everyone that smokes develops this disease. Other causes that may lead to the development of COPD are exposure to a particular kind of chemical, gas or fume; secondhand smoke; excessive pollution and in rare cases it can be caused by a lack of a certain protein in the body.

COPD develops slowly and most of its symptoms aren’t experienced until major lung damage has already happened. For this reason, many people do not know that they are sick until it is too late. The most common symptoms of COPD include coughing, coughing up mucus, fatigue, shortness of breath, trouble catching your breath and wheezing. Many people with COPD experience a few different symptoms at the same time.

COPD can cause other health problems including respiratory infections, high blood pressure, heart problems and depression. Many people with COPD will likely get colds and the flu more often. For anyone who has COPD, any respiratory infection will make it even harder to breathe and cause further damage to the lung tissue. High blood pressure can occur in the arteries that carry blood to your lungs. COPD increases the chances of someone having a heart attack. Depression can occur because people with COPD usually have trouble eating and sleeping. Additionally, people diagnosed with COPD will have to limit or even eliminate certain activities that they once enjoyed.

Although there is no cure for COPD, there are things that you can do to relieve the symptoms and keep it under control. As soon as someone is diagnosed with COPD, they must stop smoking. This is the single best way to slow down lung damage. COPD can also be controlled by certain medications including inhalers, inhaled steroids and anti-inflammatory medications. COPD medications tend to allow patients to breathe easier. Medications that are prescribed to treat symptoms of COPD include Advair Diskus, Brovana, Singulair, Symbicort and Daliresp. If you would like to get a coupon for these particular medications, please click on the name of the medication.  Additionally, there are many COPD support groups around the country. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with COPD, a good resource is the COPD Foundation.

Cuvposa Coupon- 60 Day Free Trial Offer

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Cuvposa is a prescription medication most often used to treat excessive drooling in children, caused by certain medical conditions. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Cuvposa coupon to our database of free medication coupons. With this Cuvposa coupon, eligible people can get a 60 day free trial offer.

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Cuvposa coupon

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Tarka Coupon- Save $10

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Tarka is a combination medication consisting of both Trandolapril and Verapamil. Tarka is usually prescribed to treat people with high blood pressure. Medicationcoupons.com has recently added a Tarka coupon to our database of free medication coupons. This Tarka coupon can save you $10 instantly at the pharmacy.

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Tarka Coupon

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