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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 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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