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For some, the holidays are synonymous with digestive problems. Here is some advice to treat yourself without paying the price!
While you delight in the pleasures of the palate during the end of the year festivities, your digestive tract may be getting the short end of the stick. Meat pie, cold cuts, cheese, spicy salsa, and the steady flow of alcoholic beverages are a real challenge for your stomach and intestines.
During the holidays, digestive problems are some of the most common reasons for consulting a pharmacist. Sore stomach, abdominal cramps, gastric reflux, nausea, bloating, and diarrhea, are some of the most common symptoms that serve as a reminder of yesterday’s dietary excesses.
If you suffer from digestive issues during the holidays, don’t hesitate to speak to your pharmacist. Most of these symptoms, when minor and transient, can be treated with over-the-counter medication. During the holidays, the opening hours for Jean Coutu affiliated network pharmacies remain largely the same as usual. Click here to see the opening hours for the Jean Coutu pharmacy nearest you.
It is also possible to consult your pharmacist ahead of time. Purchasing certain products before the holidays can be a good strategy to avoid being caught unprepared. Your pharmacist can recommend, for instance:
Regardless of your needs, your pharmacist will help you to make the best choice.
Digestive issues are most often minor and transient. However, is you experience persistent or worrisome symptoms, see a doctor promptly. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for advice or call Info-Santé.
Here is some advice to maintain the health of your digestive tract during the holidays.
Speak to your pharmacist for additional information about maintaining digestive health.
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