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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 Piles (haemorrhoids)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/08/2014)

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Most cases of piles (haemorrhoids) are mild, and the symptoms often disappear on their own after a few days.

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NHS Choices - Causes of piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

The exact cause of piles (haemorrhoids) is unclear, but many cases are thought to be linked to increased pressure in blood vessels in and around the anus.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Piles (haemorrhoids) can be easily diagnosed by your GP. To do so, they will examine your back passage to check for swollen blood vessels.

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NHS Choices - Treating piles (haemorrhoids)

(19/09/2014)

Piles (haemorrhoids) often go away by themselves after a few days. However, there are many treatments that can reduce itching and discomfort.

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NHS Choices - Surgery for piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Surgery may be recommended if other treatments for piles (haemorrhoids) have not been successful, or if you have haemorrhoids that are not suitable for non-surgical treatment.

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