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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 Panic disorder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/08/2014)

Panic disorder is where you have recurring and regular panic attacks, often for no obvious reason.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

The symptoms of a panic attack can be very frightening and distressing. They tend to occur very suddenly, without warning and often for no apparent reason.

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NHS Choices - Causes of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

As with many mental health conditions, the exact cause of panic disorder isn't fully understood.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing panic disorders

(19/08/2014)

Everyone who has panic disorder will experience panic attacks. However, not everyone who has panic attacks is diagnosed with panic disorder.

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NHS Choices - Treating panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

The main aim in treating panic disorder is to reduce the number of panic attacks and ease the severity of symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Things you can do to help yourself

(19/08/2014)

If you have panic disorder, there are several self-help techniques you can use including slow, deep breathing, relaxation techniques and visualisation.

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NHS Choices - Complications of panic disorder

(19/08/2014)

Panic disorder is a treatable condition, but to make a full recovery it's very important you seek medical help as soon as possible.

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NHS Choices - "It totally devastated my life...we became hermits"

(03/09/2014)

Colin Hammond describes how panic attacks affected his life and became a series of phobias and anxieties, and how therapy helped his recovery.

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NHS Choices - "Even the thought of going into my garden made me panic"

(03/09/2014)

Claire Ledger had her first panic attack while shopping in her local high street.

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