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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 Mountain sickness

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/04/2015)

Find out what to do if you have symptoms of altitude sickness, who's affected, and how you can prevent it.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of altitude sickness

(30/04/2015)

Find out about the symptoms of mild and severe altitude sickness, which include headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, and an increased heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Treating altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how altitude sickness should be treated, including descending to a lower altitude, oxygen treatment, and different types of medication.

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NHS Choices - Complications of altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Altitude sickness can cause potentially life-threatening conditions that affect the brain or lungs. Find out what to do if someone has severe symptoms of altitude sickness.

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NHS Choices - Preventing altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how to prevent altitude sickness, including climbing slowly, particularly at altitudes of 2,500m or above. Ascending gradually will give your body time to adapt.

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NHS Choices - 'We were at high altitudes for four days and I was ill the entire time'

(30/04/2015)

Jessica Mathur, a GP from London, was surprised when she became ill with altitude sickness during a holiday in Peru.

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NHS Choices - 'Being careful to acclimatise properly did take extra time, but I was very glad I did'

(30/04/2015)

After years of mountain climbing, David Hillebrandt learnt how to deal with his altitude sickness.

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