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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 Pancreas transplant

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/07/2014)

A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure to provide a new source of insulin in the form of a new pancreas for a patient with type 1 diabetes.

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NHS Choices - Why a pancreas transplant is carried out

(15/07/2014)

A pancreas transplant is most often used to help treat people with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes

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NHS Choices - Preparing for a pancreas transplant

(15/07/2014)

If a pancreas transplant is thought to be a suitable option, you will be referred for an assessment

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NHS Choices - How a pancreas transplant is carried out

(15/07/2014)

Pancreas transplants are carried out under general anaesthetic. This means you will lose consciousness and won't feel anything during the procedure.

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NHS Choices - Recovery

(15/07/2014)

You will usually need to stay in hospital for two to three weeks after having a pancreas transplant and it takes several months to recover fully.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a pancreas transplant

(15/07/2014)

Complications of a pancreas transplant include blood clots and infection.

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NHS Choices - 'I was a big bag of emotions – both thrilled and terrified'

(04/09/2014)

Ivy Ashworth-Crees, a former diabetic, talks about how much better her life is since her double kidney and pancreas transplant

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