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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 Angioedema

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/11/2014)

Angioedema is the swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, caused by a build-up of fluid.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of angioedema

(06/11/2014)

The main sign of angioedema is swelling that develops below the surface of the skin.

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NHS Choices - Causes of angioedema

(06/11/2014)

Angioedema is often caused by a problem with the immune system, although there are many cases where no cause can be identified.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing angioedema

(06/11/2014)

Diagnosising angioedema is relatively straightforward, but tests are required to determine which type it is.

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NHS Choices - Treating angioedema

(06/11/2014)

Medication is the main treatment for angioedema, although many cases get better after a few days without treatment.

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