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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 Swallowing problems

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/05/2015)

Dysphagia is the medical term for having difficulty swallowing.

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NHS Choices - Causes of dysphagia

(30/01/2015)

As swallowing is a complex process, there are many reasons why dysphagia can develop.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing dysphagia

(30/01/2015)

You should see your GP if you are having any difficulty swallowing.

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NHS Choices - Treating dysphagia

(29/01/2015)

Many swallowing problems can be treated, although the treatment you receive will depend on the type of dysphagia you have.

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NHS Choices - Complications of dysphagia

(29/01/2015)

The main complication of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is coughing and choking, which can lead to aspiration pneumonia.

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