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Iron deficiency: 4 answers to know

What are the symptoms? Insufficient iron in your body can leave you feeling tired, breathless and with difficulty concentrating. You may look pale and experience headaches, frequent infections or general irritability. Iron is needed in the body to make haemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, to transport oxygen to your tissues. Who is at risk? Women are more at risk than men of iron deficiency, as are vegetarians, vegans, teenagers and athletes. Surprisingly, an estimated 1 in 4 children under 3 years have low iron levels in NZ which, left untreated, can lead to growth problems, learning and behavioural difficulties. Most at risk in this group are children born prematurely or with a low...

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Working together through the Coronavirus

LEVEL 2 UPDATE (11th August 2020): Since we've enjoyed level 1 now for a while, here's a refresher on what level 2 means at Ahuriri Pharmacy. We ask that you: Please hand sanitise at the door with the sanitiser provided. Please only enter when there is up to 4 other customers in store and otherwise just wait a minute for someone to leave. Please remember to still socially distance 2m away from other people in store. Please use the QR code displayed in store to keep your digital diary.  Please don't enter if you are sick with fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Rather, call us from your car for assistance and then call Healthline on 0800 358 5453....

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Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.

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