The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is the representative and professional body for community pharmacists. Our mission is to promote the professional and economic interests of our members. Members of the IPU are committed to delivering a quality, accessible, personal and professional service that puts the patient first and has as its primary goal the optimisation of the health and well-being of society.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:20
- Irish Pharmacy Union issues Safe Guide for students to help manage their health during exam time.
The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), which represents community pharmacists across the country, has issued a safe guide for exam students to help them manage their health and protect themselves from stress-related minor ailments during this important time. The IPU warned that stress levels can be higher than usual in the lead-up to and during exam time, resulting in the increase in a number of minor ailments including headaches, stomach upsets, cold sores and a flare-up of certain conditions such as eczema, asthma and hay fever.
Vice-President of the IPU, Kathy Maher, outlined, "Stress can manifest itself in the body in a number of different ways affecting a student's health. The flare-up of certain conditions, including skin related conditions, can add further stress to a student who may already be feeling overwhelmed by the pressure of sitting exams.
We are encouraging students to ask their pharmacist about any health concerns they may have. It is also very important for students to do their best to try and manage their health and stress levels at this time by getting a good night's sleep and eating healthy foods. "
The Safe Guide to Exam Stress Ailments is available by clicking here.
For further information contact: Jim Curran, IPU, 01 493 6401/086 264 0469