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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Menopause

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/04/2015)

The menopause is the end of menstruation when a woman's periods stop. Read more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of the menopause.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of the menopause

(22/04/2015)

Find out about the different symptoms of the menopause including hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido, a change in monthly periods and vaginal dryness.

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NHS Choices - Causes of the menopause

(30/04/2015)

The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones. Oestrogen levels decrease, causing the ovaries to stop ovulating.

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NHS Choices - Treating the symptoms of menopause

(02/04/2014)

In many cases, treatment for the menopause isn't needed. However, possible treatments include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), tibolone and clonidine.

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NHS Choices - Self-help advice for managing menopausal symptoms

(02/04/2014)

Medication may not be necessary if you don't have severe menopausal symptoms. Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle may help ease your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - "There's a lot of help out there"

(03/04/2014)

Pat found a few simple lifestyle changes made her menopause symptoms easier to manage.

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NHS Choices - "The night sweats really got to me"

(03/04/2014)

Barbara Hunt, 59, a retired civil servant from Canterbury, Kent, has had many ups and downs with the menopause and HRT.

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