Health Advice

Latest from blog

“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

Read more

Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

Read more

Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

Read more

Life Pharmacy Ireland – Live Better

Bringing you the best health advice for your family

Articles in Milk intolerance

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/05/2014)

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

read more

NHS Choices - Symptoms of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

The symptoms of lactose intolerance will usually occur within a few hours of consuming food or drink that contains lactose, such as dairy products.

read more

NHS Choices - Causes of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

Lactose intolerance is usually the result of a lactase deficiency. Lactase is an enzyme (protein that causes a chemical reaction to occur) used to digest lactose.

read more

NHS Choices - Diagnosing lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

It's important to visit your GP if you think you or your child may have lactose intolerance, as the symptoms can be similar to other conditions.

read more

NHS Choices - Treating lactose intolerance

(12/05/2014)

There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but most people are able to control their symptoms by making changes to their diet.

read more

NHS Choices - Complications of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

Milk and other dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet. They contain calcium, protein and vitamins such as vitamins A, B12 and D.

read more

NHS Choices - Zoe's story

(11/07/2014)

Zoe Bastion is an assistant content producer at the BBC. She has had primary lactose intolerance for most of her life.

read more

NHS Choices - Gary's story

(11/07/2014)

Gary Alexander is a writer and author who lives in London. He suffered from secondary lactose intolerance for several months after a severe bout of gastroenteritis.

read more