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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 Pericarditis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/12/2014)

Pericarditis is swelling of the pericardium, which is the fluid-filled sac that surrounds your heart.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

The most common symptom of acute pericarditis is chest pain which is worse when lying down.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

It's not always clear what causes pericarditis, although a viral infection is usually suspected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

The first stage in the diagnosis of pericarditis is to ask about your symptoms and recent medical history.

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NHS Choices - Treating pericarditis

(17/04/2015)

Pericarditis is usually treated with medication, although surgery is used in rare cases.

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NHS Choices - Complications of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

In rare cases, pericarditis can develop into further problems, some of which can be life-threatening.

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