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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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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(26/06/2014)

The three most common symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn, acid reflux and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

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NHS Choices - Causes of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(26/06/2014)

Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are thought to be caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS).

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(27/06/2014)

In most cases, your GP will be able to diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) by asking you about your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(31/12/2014)

A number of treatments are available for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), including simple, self-care measures, medication and surgery.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(27/06/2014)

A number of possible complications can occur as a result of having long-term gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

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