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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 Gallstones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/12/2014)

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they do not cause any symptoms and do not need to be treated.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms and are unaware they have them unless they are detected during tests carried out for another reason.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

It is thought that gallstones develop because of an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gallstones

(29/12/2014)

As many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms, they are often discovered by chance during investigations of unrelated conditions.

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NHS Choices - Treating gallstones

(08/01/2014)

The treatment plan for gallbladder conditions will depend on how the symptoms are affecting your daily life.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gallstones

(09/04/2014)

In a small number of people with gallstones, serious problems can develop if the gallstones cause a severe blockage or move into another part of the digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Preventing gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Changes to your diet and losing weight (if you are overweight) may help prevent gallstones.

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NHS Choices - 'I have my gallstones to thank for my new calling in life'

(03/04/2014)

Rosemary Conley, author of Rosemary Conley’s Complete Hip and Thigh Diet, searched for ways to manage her symptoms.

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