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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 Ulcer, peptic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

The most common symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning or gnawing pain that develops in your abdomen (belly) which lasts from a few minutes to a few hours.

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NHS Choices - Causes of stomach ulcers

(11/11/2013)

Stomach ulcers are usually caused in one of two ways - bacteria and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs type of painkillers.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

Your GP may suspect that you have an ulcer based on your symptoms. They may will treat you with an acid-suppressing medication or test for H. pylori and treat it.

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NHS Choices - Treating a stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

Your treatment plan will be determined by whether your stomach ulcer is due to a H. pylori infection or the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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NHS Choices - Complications of stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

If a stomach ulcer develops near the site of a blood vessel, it can damage the vessel and cause bleeding.

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