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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 Irritable bowel syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of IBS are usually worse after eating and tend to come and go in bouts.

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NHS Choices - Causes of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, but most experts think that it's related to problems with digestion and increased sensitivity of the gut.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing IBS

(11/11/2014)

There are no specific tests for IBS, as it does not cause any obvious detectable abnormalities in your digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Treating IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can often be managed by changing your diet and lifestyle, and understanding the nature of the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'I've found the wheat-free ranges at the supermarket very helpful'

(11/11/2014)

After having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for more than 20 years, Ansar Ahmed Ullah is learning to live with the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'A non-dairy diet seems to help'

(11/11/2014)

Geoff Lyon has had severe IBS since early childhood. He tells us his story.

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