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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 Gluten intolerance

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/08/2014)

Coeliac disease is a common digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of coeliac disease

(04/08/2014)

Symptoms of coeliac disease can range from mild to severe.

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NHS Choices - Causes of coeliac disease

(04/08/2014)

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by an abnormal immune reaction to the protein gluten, which is found in foods such as bread and pasta.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing coeliac disease

(04/08/2014)

Routine screening for coeliac disease is not recommended unless you have symptoms or are at an increased risk of developing them.

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NHS Choices - Treating coeliac disease

(28/04/2015)

Coeliac disease is usually treated by simply excluding foods that contain gluten from your diet.

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NHS Choices - Complications of coeliac disease

(01/08/2014)

If you have coeliac disease, it is crucial you do not eat any gluten. If you have untreated or undiagnosed coeliac disease and are still eating gluten, several complications can occur.

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NHS Choices - 'I'm so glad I joined Coeliac UK'

(01/08/2014)

Shira Groombridge, 32, had unpleasant symptoms for eight years before she was diagnosed with coeliac disease.

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