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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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