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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 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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