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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 Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

(02/07/2014)

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms. These usually develop gradually at first, and can worsen if the condition goes untreated.

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NHS Choices - Causes of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

(02/07/2014)

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of either of these vitamins affects the body’s ability to produce fully functioning red blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

(02/07/2014)

A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can often be made by your GP based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests.

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NHS Choices - Treating vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

(15/07/2014)

The treatment for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia will depend on what is causing the condition.

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NHS Choices - Complications of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

(02/07/2014)

As most cases of vitamin B12 deficiency or folate deficiency can be easily and effectively treated, complications are rare.

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