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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 Iron overload disorder

Introduction

(24/02/2015)

Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years.

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Symptoms of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Symptoms of haemochromatosis usually begin in adults between the ages of 30-50, although they can sometimes occur much earlier in life.

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Causes of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Haemochromatosis is caused by a fault in a specific gene, known as HFE, which can be inherited from your parents.

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Diagnosing haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Haemochromatosis is usually diagnosed through blood tests.

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Treating haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

The most widely used treatment for haemochromatosis is called phlebotomy. Phlebotomy involves removing iron-rich blood from the body.

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Complications of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Complications of haemochromatosis include heart failure, arthritis and liver disease

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