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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 Atrial fibrillation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/04/2015)

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

Some people with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and it is only discovered during routine tests or investigations for another condition.

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NHS Choices - Causes of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The exact cause of atrial fibrillation is unknown, but it becomes more common with age and affects certain groups of people more than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing atrial fibrillation

(22/11/2013)

Feeling your pulse can give a strong indication of whether you have atrial fibrillation. If you notice a sudden change in your heartbeat and you have chest pain, see your GP straight away.

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NHS Choices - Treating atrial fibrillation

(28/07/2014)

The treatment of atrial fibrillation varies from person to person and depends on the type of atrial fibrillation, your symptoms and several other factors.

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NHS Choices - Complications of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The main complication of atrial fibrillation is an increased risk of having a stroke. In extreme cases, it can lead to heart failure.

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NHS Choices - ‘Flecainide really works for me’

(24/09/2013)

Frances, 57, was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and keeps her heart rate under control with flecainide.

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NHS Choices - ‘I have no adverse symptoms, which is puzzling’

(24/09/2013)

Rupert, 78, is a theatre director and regularly goes to the gym. In 2007, he was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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NHS Choices - Medicine guides

(11/09/2011)

The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)

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