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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 Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis include abdominal pain, bloating and a change in normal bowel habits.

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NHS Choices - Causes of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are caused by small bulges in the large intestine (diverticula) developing and becoming inflamed or infected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

In order to diagnosis diverticular disease it is necessary to examine the large intestine, which can be done in a number of ways.

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NHS Choices - Treating diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Treatment options for diverticular disease and diverticulitis depend on how severe your symptoms are

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NHS Choices - Complications of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Complications of diverticulitis affect one in five people with the condition. Those most at risk are younger people (under 50 years of age).

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NHS Choices - Preventing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Eating a high-fibre diet may help prevent diverticular disease, and should improve your symptoms.

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