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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 Heart block

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/09/2014)

In people with heart block the electrical pulses that control the heart rate are disrupted, causing the heart to beat more slowly.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heart block

(12/09/2014)

The symptoms of heart block depend on which type you have and how severe it is. Common symptoms include light-headedness, dizziness and fainting.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block can have a number of different causes. It can occur if you have another heart condition or if you take certain medications.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block is often detected during routine tests for other conditions. An ECG is the main test that's used for confirming a diagnosis of heart block.

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NHS Choices - Treating heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block usually only needs to be treated if it's causing symptoms (symptomatic).

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