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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 Cirrhosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver due to long-term liver damage. Find out what the signs and symptoms are, when to see your GP and how it can be treated and prevented.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

There are usually very few symptoms during the early stages of cirrhosis. As the condition progresses symptoms can include tiredness, loss of appetite and very itchy skin.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read about the different causes of cirrhosis, including the two most common causes in the UK - excessive alcohol consumption and long-term hepatitis C infections.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out about the tests used to measure liver function and liver damage and how cirrhosis is diagnosed.

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NHS Choices - Treating cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read more about how the symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed using medication and lifestyle changes. Also, find out how the complications of cirrhosis can be treated.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out how to reduce your chances of developing cirrhosis by limiting your alcohol consumption and protecting yourself from a hepatitis infection.

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NHS Choices - "I haven't touched a drop for three years now"

(27/04/2015)

Six months of heavy drinking during a stressful period at work left Judith Heath with cirrhosis. She tells her story.

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