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Waimauku Village Pharmacy
Auckland 411 9666
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Waimauku Pharmacy Silver Fern
Mon-Fri9:00am to 6:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm

Waimauku Village Pharmacy
Mon-Fri8:00am to 5:00pm
Prescriptions and repeats can be presented at either pharmacy!
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Beauty and health

Upstairs from Waimauku Village Pharmacy is The Village Beauty Studio.
Here you can enjoy a range of beauty treatments to help you unwind, de-stress and improve your inner well-being.
Pampering by our trained therapists in the tranquility of a private room will leave you with a truly confident look and feel. nFrom massage to tinting, shaping, waxing and much more, we also offer spray tanning.
Come up and talk to us or contact us (09) 411 5226 / 0279 477 888. For more see our website
Cardiovascular disease

What is cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) involves the heart or blood vessels (arteries and veins). It can appear as a range of symptoms related to atherosclerosis (arterial disease) which usually involves the heart. These include a heart attack, a  stroke which may paralyse part of your body, and aid the development of diabetes. CVD is serious and is treated by doctors, cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, neurologists, interventional radiologists, and dieticians.
New Zealand has a high and increasing rate of CVD, being the number one cause of death and disability. This is especially true within the Maori and Pacific Island communities.

It starts from adolescence

Research has shown that vascular injury accumulates from adolescence, making prevention efforts necessary from childhood onwards. Later in life, by the time heart problems are detected, the underlying cause (atherosclerosis) is usually quite advanced, having progressed for decades.

Preventing CVD

The risk factors for CVD are unhealthy eating, lack of exercise and smoking. If you are at risk, you should modify your life by:
  • Lowering your LDL cholesterol by reducing your saturated fat intake. These are high in chocolate, diary cream, butter, meat, oils.
  • Lowering your Triglyceride levels by reducing consumption of sugary and processed foods.
  • Reducing Homocysteine levels by supplementing your diet with extra Vitamins B6 and B12, and folic acid.
  • Increasing your antioxidant activity with a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Lowering fibrinogen and growth factors by cutting back on foods such as red meat, dairy products, poultry and eggs.

How do I know if I am at risk?

Your risk is measured by taking your blood pressure and cholesterol level ratio (Total/HDL). Other factors such as sex, age, diabetes, family history, previous CVD events, also play a part.
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned.

At a glance

Special Authority look-ups. FREE
Yellow Card fill-ins. FREE

Prescription fulfillment.
Repeat prescription reminder service, by TXT, email or phone. On request.

» Urinary tract infections (UTI) and the issuance of trimethoprim.
» Morning after pill consult and issuance.
» Clozapine dispensing.
» Methadone services
» Compounded medications.
» Services for Long term care (LTC) and managed care.
» Individual dose blister packaging (Medico Pak).
» Warfarin (INR) testing.
» Morning after pill issuance.
» Stopping smoking programs.
» Blood glucose testing.
» Cholesterol testing.
» Blood pressure testing.
» Zinc deficiency testing.
» Diabetes meter batteries. FREE. Only for CareSens devices.
» Services for those involved with palliative care and terminal care.
» Services for rest homes and retirement homes.

» Passport photos.
» Printing digital photos, in-store or send-away.
» Create your own gift from a photo.
» Create your own photobook.
» Develop camera film.

FREE Gift Wrapping for items over $30.

Don't forget. We also carry a large range of non-subsidised prescription products.
At both our pharmacies your confidentiality is assured.
Return unused medications
Don't simply throw away unused medications. Bring them in and we'll dispose of them safely. FREE.
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