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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 Diabetic retinopathy

Introduction

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn't treated, it can cause blindness.

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Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. If retinopathy is not identified and treated, it can lead to sudden blindness.

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Causes of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the network of tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina.

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Diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

It’s important to identify diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Screening is an effective way of detecting retinopathy at an early stage.

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Treating diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Early-stage retinopathy may not need treatment, but more advanced retinopathy may require laser treatment or injections of medicine into the eye.

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Preventing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

To prevent diabetic retinopathy, it's very important that you keep your blood sugar levels under careful control.

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'To improve your eyesight, you have to make lifestyle changes'

(24/06/2014)

Watch a video in which Tim talks about how he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and the treatment options available.

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