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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Constipation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/09/2014)

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools (faeces) regularly, or you are unable to completely empty your bowels.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of constipation

(03/03/2014)

When you are constipated, passing stools (faeces) becomes more difficult and less frequent than usual.

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NHS Choices - Causes of constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation usually occurs when stools remain in the colon (large intestine) too long and the colon absorbs too much water from them, causing the stools to become hard and dry.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation is a very common condition. Your GP will not usually need to carry out any tests or procedures, but will confirm a diagnosis of constipation based on your medical history and your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating constipation

(23/09/2014)

Treatment for constipation depends on the cause, how long you have had the condition and how severe your symptoms are.

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NHS Choices - Complications with constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation rarely causes any complications or long-term health problems. Treatment is usually effective, particularly if it is started promptly.

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NHS Choices - Preventing constipation

(03/03/2014)

Although constipation is common, you can take several steps to prevent it, including making diet and lifestyle changes.

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