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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 Colostomy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/05/2015)

A colostomy is a surgical procedure to divert one end of the large intestine (colon) through an opening in the abdominal wall (tummy).

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NHS Choices - How a colostomy is performed

(06/05/2015)

There are several different ways a colostomy can be formed. The specific technique used will depend on your circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

After a colostomy, you'll need to stay in hospital for a few days while you recover.

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NHS Choices - Possible complications of a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

Complications of a colostomy can include rectal discharge, a parastomal hernia or a stoma blockage.

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NHS Choices - Living with a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

It can be difficult to adjust to a colostomy at first, but it doesn't mean you can't have a full and active life.

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NHS Choices - Colostomy reversal

(06/05/2015)

If your colostomy is intended to be temporary, further surgery will be needed to reverse it at a later date.

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