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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 Iron deficiency anaemia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/05/2015)

Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where a lack of iron in the body leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

(15/04/2014)

Many people with iron deficiency anaemia will only have a few signs or symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of iron deficiency anaemia

(15/04/2014)

Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron, leading to the decreased production of red blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing iron deficiency anaemia

(15/04/2014)

If you experience symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia, see your GP. A simple blood test can usually confirm the diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating iron deficiency anaemia

(15/04/2014)

Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia usually involves taking iron supplements and changing your diet to increase your iron levels, as well as treating the underlying cause.

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NHS Choices - Complications of iron deficiency anaemia

(15/04/2014)

Iron deficiency anaemia rarely causes serious or long-term complications, although some people with the condition find it affects their daily life.

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