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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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