High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Blood Pressure (BP) is a measure of how powerfully blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart.  BP which is too high can put a strain on the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or kidney […]

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Measures

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Measures The staff of Fortune’s Pharmacy are committed to doing everything we possibly can during this difficult time.  We have introduced  a number of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) measures. Requests to Patients Please, wherever possible, contact us before you come to the pharmacy.  This will enable us to have whatever you need ready when you […]

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Wuhan Coronavirus

Wuhan Coronavirus There is widespread media coverage at the moment of an illness caused by a virus being referred to as Wuhan coronavirus.  Here is some further information. Background In December 2019 the World Health Organisation (WHO) in China was informed of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan city of unknown causes.  The cause […]

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Heartburn

Heartburn Heartburn is the name given to a burning or painful sensation felt in the upper chest, most often occurring after eating food. It is a common symptom of Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). GORD is the leading cause of indigestion in Ireland and is thought to affect 1 in 5 people at least once a […]

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Staying Safe in the Sun

  Wexford is getting hot!  We are appealing to all to stay safe in the sun.  A few simple precautions will make sure that you don’t pay a price for enjoying the fine weather.    Wear sunblock (even on cloudy days).  Use at least Factor 15 and also ensure you are getting protection against UVA […]

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