Wellness Screenings

At Pucci's Pharmacy we are committed to helping you live a safe, healthy and comfortable life. That is why we offer health and wellness screening services to help you know if you are in need of further care or if a simple lifestyle change can improve your quality of life. Check out our health and wellness screening options below. Remember we are here for you so give us a call or stop by the store.

Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils that can be caused by a bacteria called Group A Streptococcus.

Symptoms include:

  • Sore throat that can start very quickly

  • Pain when swallowing

  • Fever

  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus

  • Tiny, red spots (petechiae — pronounced pi-TEE-kee-eye) on the roof of the mouth (the soft or hard palate)

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck

 

Testing for Strep A:​

A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat and running a test on the swab. The test quickly shows if group A strep is causing the illness. If the test is positive, antibiotics can be prescribed.

Influenza

The best way to prevent or minimize the symptoms associated with seasonal flu it to get an influenza vaccine every year.

Symptoms of a possible influenza infection include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills (not everyone will have a fever)

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

 

Testing for Influenza:​

A rapid influenza test involves a nasopharyngeal swab to collect a sample. The test quickly shows if influenza A or influenza B is causing the illness. If the test is positive, antivirals can be prescribed.

Cholesterol Screening

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs.

 

Lifestyle, some health conditions, and family history can raise your risk for high cholesterol. Your doctor may suggest you have your cholesterol checked more often if you have risk factors, such as the following:

  • Family history of heart disease or high blood cholesterol. You are more at risk of having high cholesterol if other people in your family have it. This may be due to genetics, but it may also be that families share the same unhealthy lifestyle habits. 

  • Type 2 diabetes raises “bad” cholesterol and lowers high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol, raising the risk for heart disease and stroke.

  • As you age, your body can’t clear cholesterol as well as it used to.

  • Men tend to have higher LDL and lower HDL cholesterol levels than women do. But after menopause (around age 55), LDL cholesterol levels in women increase.

  • Excess weight, unhealthy eating habits, and lack of physical activity can lead to high cholesterol.

  • If you have a history of high cholesterol, you may want you to keep a closer watch on your cholesterol.

 

Our Pharmacists can perform a test to determine if your cholesterol is outside of normal ranges. Give us a call or stop by the store to learn more.

Blood Glucose Screening

Blood sugar testing is critical to ensure that your levels are within the appropriate range to prevent things like heart disease, kidney disease and loss of vision.

 

Proper blood sugar levels should be:

Before a meal: 80 to 130 mg/dL.
Two hours after the start of a meal: Less than 180 mg/dL.

 

Checking your blood sugar is as simple as obtaining a small amount of blood usually from your fingertip onto a monitoring strip.

Our Pharmacists are hear to help you navigate your monitoring device or to help you select the appropriate devise for your lifestyle. They can also perform testing should you feel you are at risk for improper blood sugar levels.

2821 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

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