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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Bladder stones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/07/2014)

Bladder stones are stones that form inside the bladder. They can irritate the wall of the bladder and disrupt the flow of urine out of the bladder.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bladder stones

(11/11/2013)

Symptoms of bladder stones include abdominal pain and changes to your normal pattern of urination, such as needing to urinate more frequently

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NHS Choices - Causes of bladder stones

(11/11/2013)

The most common cause of bladder stones is an inability to completely empty your bladder of urine.

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NHS Choices - Treating bladder stones

(11/11/2013)

Surgery is usually required to remove any bladder stones. The most widely used technique to treat adults is known as transurethral cystolitholapaxy.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bladder stones

(11/11/2013)

If your GP suspects that you have a bladder stone, they will refer you to hospital for testing.

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