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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 Epidural

NHS Choices - Introduction

(12/03/2015)

Epidural anaesthesia, often referred to as an epidural, is an injection into the back that numbs the lower half of the body and stops any pain being felt.

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NHS Choices - When an epidural is used

(23/02/2015)

Epidurals can be used to numb sensation and provide pain relief in natural childbirth, during a caeserean section and after some types of surgery.

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NHS Choices - How an epidural is performed

(23/02/2015)

Epidural anaesthetics are given by experienced anaesthetists, who are doctors with specialist training in providing pain relief during medical procedures.

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NHS Choices - Side effects and complications of an epidural

(23/02/2015)

There are numerous potential side effects that can occur after having an epidural, including low blood pressure, loss of bladder control and backache.

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