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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 Paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis occurs when a person loses the ability to move one or more muscles of the body. It may be associated with loss of feeling and other bodily functions.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis can be classified in a number of different ways. For example, it can be localised, affecting a particular part of the body, or generalised, affecting a wider area.

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NHS Choices - Causes of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

The four most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Diagnosing paralysis is not usually necessary if the cause is obvious – for example, if paralysis has occurred after a stroke.

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NHS Choices - Treating paralysis

(10/10/2014)

There is currently no cure for paralysis. Treatment focuses on helping you adapt to life with paralysis by making you as independent as possible.

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NHS Choices - Complications of paralysis

(09/10/2014)

A person with paralysis can develop a number of complications, including autonomic dysreflexia, sexual problems and depression.

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NHS Choices - Recommendations

(09/10/2014)

If you are paralysed, it is very important that you take measures to prevent getting pressure ulcers.

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