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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 Pancreatitis, acute

NHS Choices - Introduction

(12/03/2015)

Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

The main symptom of acute pancreatitis is a severe, dull pain around the top of your stomach that develops suddenly.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Most cases of acute pancreatitis are closely linked to gallstones and alcohol consumption, although the exact cause is not always clear.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Due to the risk of serious complications, most cases of acute pancreatitis are diagnosed in hospital.

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NHS Choices - Treating acute pancreatitis

(13/05/2015)

There's no specific treatment for acute pancreatitis, but for most people the condition gets better on its own within a week.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Although most people with acute pancreatitis recover without experiencing further problems, severe cases can have serious complications.

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NHS Choices - Preventing acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

As acute pancreatitis is often caused by gallstones or excessive alcohol consumption, a healthy lifestyle can reduce your chances of developing the condition.

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