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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 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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