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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Addison's disease

Introduction

(27/08/2013)

Addison’s disease (also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands.

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Symptoms of Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

Addison's disease can be difficult to detect at first because the early symptoms are similar to the symptoms of many other health conditions.

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Causes of Addison's disease

(07/05/2014)

Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal cortex (the outer layer of your adrenal glands) is damaged, reducing the levels of hormones it produces.

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Diagnosing Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

In diagnosing Addison’s disease, your GP will ask you about your symptoms and review your medical history.

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Treating Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

If you have Addison’s disease, you will need to take daily medication to replace the lost hormones. This should ensure that you can continue to lead a normal life.

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