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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 Leg cramps

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/09/2014)

Leg cramps are a common condition where the muscles in the leg suddenly become tight and painful.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of leg cramps

(15/09/2014)

A leg cramp is an episode of sudden and severe pain in the muscles of the leg caused by an involuntary contracting (shortening) of the leg muscle.

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NHS Choices - Causes of leg cramps

(15/09/2014)

The cause of leg cramps is sometimes unknown (idiopathic). In other cases, there may be an underlying condition or another identifiable cause.

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NHS Choices - Treating leg cramps

(15/09/2014)

If the cause of your leg cramps is known, treating the underlying cause to relieve your symptoms may be possible.

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