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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 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces female hormones that are at a lower level as you approach the menopause.

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NHS Choices - Types of HRT

(29/05/2015)

There are many different types of hormone replacement therapy, but the main types are oestrogen-only HRT, cyclical HRT and continuous combined HRT.

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NHS Choices - Who can use HRT

(21/08/2014)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be started as soon as menopausal symptoms start. However, it may not be suitable for some people, such as pregnant women.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to HRT

(21/08/2014)

If you are unable to or decide not to undertake hormone replacement therapy (HRT), alternative approaches and treatments are available that may help control your menopausal symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of HRT

(21/08/2014)

Both of the hormones that are used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oestrogen and progestogen, have side effects.

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NHS Choices - Understanding the risks of HRT

(21/08/2014)

When deciding whether to have hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it is important to understand the risks and put them into perspective.

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NHS Choices - "The night sweats really got me"

(21/08/2014)

Barbara Hunt, a retired civil servant from Canterbury in Kent, has had a rollercoaster ride with the menopause and with HRT.

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