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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 Indigestion

NHS Choices - Introduction

(21/11/2014)

Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of indigestion

(20/03/2015)

The main symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia) is pain or a feeling of discomfort in your chest or stomach, usually after eating or drinking.

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NHS Choices - Causes of indigestion

(10/09/2014)

Indigestion (dyspepsia) occurs when acid from your stomach irritates the lining of your stomach, gullet (oesophagus) or top part of your bowel (duodenum).

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing indigestion

(10/09/2014)

For most people, indigestion (dyspepsia) is mild and infrequent, and does not require treatment from a healthcare professional.

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NHS Choices - Treating indigestion

(10/09/2014)

Treatment for indigestion (dyspepsia) will vary, depending on what is causing it and how severe your symptoms are.

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NHS Choices - Complications of indigestion

(10/09/2014)

In most cases, indigestion (dyspepsia) is mild and only occurs occasionally. However, severe indigestion can cause complications.

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