Johor Bahru, Malaysia, March 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The CEO of D’Apotic Pharmacy, Maal, announced their new Joint and Bone Health Promotion that commences 20 February and runs throughout the year.
According to the Arthritis Foundation of Malaysia, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the most common of arthritis. This is a severe form of joint problems. The symptoms include inflammation and soft tissue swelling of many joints at the same time. RA affects men and women and even children, but it is 4 times more common among women. There is no cure for RA but with early diagnosis and early treatment, it can be reversed. If left untreated, 80% of joint damage occurs within 2 years.
For men the more common type of arthritis is gout, another joint disease. 80% of gout patients are men. It is commonly associated with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. It is caused by the formation of needle like uric acid crystals in the joints. in both RA and Gout, patients suffer painful episodes.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that happens when the bone mineral diminishes as one advances in age. It afflicts both men and women but post-menopausal women are more susceptible to it. As the bone mineral reaches a threshold, it will result in fractures. The Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Osteoporosis 2012, states that Exercise, and Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements are the most effective forms of preventing and treating osteoporosis.
The incidence of both joint and bone diseases are increasing every year in Malaysia. D’Apotic Pharmacy introduced the Joint and Bone Health Fair to inculcate in Malaysian men and women the importance of making lifestyle changes that include exercising more as well as eating nutrition loaded food and taking the right vitamins and supplements.
As part of this promotion, D’Apotic Pharmacy is offering products that provide nutrition for bones,natural pain relief pain and also to improve blood flow to the affected areas, and knee support at a special discount. D’Apotic Pharmacy also provides counseling on simple exercises to do at home that will relieve pain.
About D’Apotic Pharmacy
D’Apotic Pharmacy is one of Malaysia’s leading independent community pharmacy chains that has been serving patients since 1999. It was founded by 3 pharmacists who graduated from Malaysia’s premier pharmacy school – University of Science Malaysia. They have a combined experience of more than 50 years. The philosophy of D’Apotic Pharmacy is to help their patients maintain wellness and improve health by working with the patient to select the right healthcare product for their individual needs. D’Apotic Pharmacy has branches throughout Johor and Klang Valley.
Surya Joseph, Marketing Director
D’Apotic Pharmacy Sdn Bhd