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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 Cystitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cystitis

(23/04/2014)

The symptoms of cystitis can vary between children and adults. Common symptoms include a burning pain when urinating, feeling weak and fever.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cystitis

(23/04/2014)

The most common cause of cystitis is a bacterial infection. Other causes include damage or irritation around the urethra,

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing cystitis

(23/04/2014)

Women who have had cystitis before may be able to recognise the symptoms without seeing their GP. Men and children should always see their GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating cystitis

(23/04/2014)

There are some self-help treatments that can ease the discomfort of cystitis, or your GP may prescribe antibiotics.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cystitis

(23/04/2014)

It's not always possible to prevent cystitis, but you can take some steps to help avoid the condition.

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NHS Choices - Interstitial cystitis

(06/03/2015)

Interstitial cystitis causes recurring discomfort in the bladder and pelvic area. The symptoms vary between individuals, but some can people experience intense pain.

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