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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Gout

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/04/2015)

Gout is a type of arthritis where crystals of sodium urate form inside and around joints. The most common symptom is sudden and severe pain in the joint.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gout

(30/04/2015)

The most common symptom of gout is sudden and very severe pain in one or more of your joints.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gout

(30/04/2015)

Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gout

(30/04/2015)

No single test or examination can be used to confirm a diagnosis of gout. Instead, your GP will look at your symptoms and medical history to make a diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating gout

(30/04/2015)

If you are diagnosed with gout, your treatment plan will first aim to relieve the symptoms of an attack. Further treatment aims to prevent attacks by lowering uric acid levels.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gout

(30/04/2015)

Frequent and recurring attacks of gout may eventually damage your joints permanently.

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NHS Choices - 'I felt like I'd been run over and left for dead'

(30/04/2015)

Doctors were surprised when 37-year-old Gina Beauchamp came to them showing signs of gout, as the condition is extremely rare in younger women.

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NHS Choices - 'I still get the occasional attack, but it's gone within a day'

(30/04/2015)

Patrick Hanmer was 32 and living life to the full when he had his first attack of gout.

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