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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 stones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/06/2014)

Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) are stone-like lumps that can develop in one or both of the kidneys. If the stones cause severe pain, its known as renal colic.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of kidney stones

(19/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone that is very small, it is unlikely to cause many symptoms. It may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you urinate.

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NHS Choices - Causes of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The exact cause of kidney stones cannot always be found, although they are usually formed following a build-up of a substance such as calcium.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a kidney stone from your symptoms and medical history, particularly if you have had kidney stones before.

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NHS Choices - Treating kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone, the type of treatment that you will need will depend on the type of kidney stone that you have.

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NHS Choices - Complications of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Complications that develop as a result of kidney stones are rare because, in most cases, kidney stones are treated before problems can occur.

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NHS Choices - Preventing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The best way of preventing kidney stones is to make sure you drink plenty of water each day to avoid becoming dehydrated.

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