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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 Agoraphobia

Introduction

(02/06/2014)

Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, or help wouldn't be available if things go wrong.

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Symptoms of agoraphobia

(02/06/2014)

The severity of agoraphobia can vary significantly between individuals. Someone with severe agoraphobia may be unable to leave the house.

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Causes of agoraphobia

(02/06/2014)

Most cases of agoraphobia develop as a complication of panic disorders.

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Diagnosing agoraphobia

(02/06/2014)

Speak to your GP if you think you have agoraphobia. If you're unable to visit your GP in person it should be possible to arrange a telephone consultation.

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Treating agoraphobia

(02/06/2014)

A stepwise approach is usually recommended for treating agoraphobia and any underlying panic disorder.

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Case

(14/07/2014)

Claire Ledger was diagnosed with agoraphobia after suffering a panic attack in the street while shopping. Claire, 26, was unable to explain the experience.

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