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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 Dialysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/01/2015)

Dialysis is a type of treatment that replicates many of the kidney’s functions.

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NHS Choices - Why dialysis is necessary

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis is often used to replicate the functions of the kidneys while a person is waiting to have a kidney transplant.

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NHS Choices - When dialysis is carried out

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis will usually be recommended if your kidneys have lost most of their filtering ability and the levels of waste products in your blood are dangerously high.

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NHS Choices - How haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are performed

(09/10/2014)

Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two types of dialysis that differ in how they are performed.

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NHS Choices - Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Both types of dialysis have the same results in terms of clinically effectiveness so often the choice between them is down to personal preference

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NHS Choices - Side effects of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis cause side effects. This is due to the way it is carried out and the fact that it can only compensate for the loss of kidney function to a certain extent.

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NHS Choices - Dialysis results

(07/10/2013)

The effectiveness of dialysis depends on a number of factors including age, the cause of your kidney failure and whether you have any other long-term conditions.

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NHS Choices - Paul's story

(03/04/2014)

Paul Taylor developed partial kidney failure at the age of 11. He's now 42 and has needed dialysis since the age of 21

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