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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 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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