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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 Osteoporosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/04/2015)

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of osteoporosis

(09/07/2014)

Osteoporosis develops slowly over several years. There are often no warning signs or symptoms until a minor fall or a sudden impact causes a bone fracture.

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NHS Choices - Causes of osteoporosis

(10/11/2014)

Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density, either through age or other factors. Some people are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakened bones. You may have a DEXA (DXA) scan to measure your bone mineral density.

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NHS Choices - Treating osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

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NHS Choices - Preventing osteoporosis

(18/02/2015)

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to delay the onset of osteoporosis and slow the rate at which your bones become fragile.

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NHS Choices - Living with osteoporosis

(18/11/2014)

Having osteoporosis doesn't mean you'll definitely have a fracture. There are measures you can take to reduce your risk of a fall or break.

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NHS Choices - 'Talking to other people helps me deal with my pain'

(03/07/2014)

Bob Rees was diagnosed with osteoporosis after collapsing in pain on a family holiday.

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NHS Choices - 'Even lying in bed was uncomfortable'

(03/07/2014)

Phyllis Long, aged 60, was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis after months of experiencing upper back pain.

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