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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 Bulimia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/08/2014)

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition where someone is binge eating, then making themselves vomit or using laxatives to purge the food from their body.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

The main symptoms of bulimia are binge eating and purging (ridding your body of food by making yourself vomit or taking laxatives).

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NHS Choices - Causes of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

There is no simple answer to the question of what causes bulimia. Although the condition is linked to a fear of getting fat, more complex emotions usually contribute.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bulimia

(13/08/2014)

If you have an eating disorder such as bulimia, the first step is to recognise that you have a problem and visit your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating bulimia

(13/08/2014)

You can recover from bulimia, but it may be a long and difficult process. The first step towards getting better is recognising the problem and seeking help.

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NHS Choices - Complications of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

There are a number of physical complications associated with bulimia, including dental problems, irregular periods and bad skin.

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NHS Choices - 'Bulimia isn't a women’s disease; it’s a people's disease'

(13/08/2014)

Steve Blacknell, 55, used to sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to eat in secret. He has been a recovering bulimic for 20 years.

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NHS Choices - 'I knew it had to stop because I was living a dual life'

(30/01/2015)

Liselle Terret, 38, had bulimia between the age of 14 and 23.“I was struggling a bit at school and I wasn’t very happy at home. It was classic 'middle-child

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NHS Choices - 'I went into hospital with a ruptured bile duct from vomiting so much'

(13/08/2014)

Mary Black, 48, who runs a small business in the Midlands, battled with bulimia for several years but eventually found the road to recovery."I think my bulimia

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