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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 Kidney disease, chronic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/05/2015)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Most people with CKD have no symptoms because the body can tolerate even a large reduction in kidney function.

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NHS Choices - Causes of chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Kidney disease is most often caused by other conditions that put a strain on the kidneys.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is most frequently diagnosed through blood and urine tests.

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NHS Choices - Treating chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Although there is no cure for kidney disease, treatment can help to relieve symptoms, and slow or prevent the progression of the condition.

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NHS Choices - Preventing chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

In most cases, chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be completely prevented, although you can take step to reduce the chances of the condition developing.

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NHS Choices - Living with chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

A diagnosis of kidney disease can be worrying for you and your family, but it does not have to take over your life.

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NHS Choices - Peter’s immune system started to attack his own kidneys

(07/01/2015)

Read about how Peter Wilkinson’s immune system started to attack his own kidneys, leading to chronic kidney disease.

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NHS Choices - 'The transplant completely changed my life'

(07/01/2015)

Diabetes left Kalwant in need of a new kidney and pancreas. After only a month on the transplant list, she was lucky enough to be given a new lease of life.

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NHS Choices - 'Eight years later, my new kidney is still going strong'

(07/01/2015)

Mohamed Nanji’s kidney problems started when he was a teenager in Kenya. After a successful transplant he's able to lead a more normal life again.

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