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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(07/11/2014)

Most women experience some form of period pain during their lifetime. The medical term for period pain is dysmenorrhoea.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of painful periods

(07/11/2014)

The main symptom of period pain is painful muscle cramps in your lower abdomen (tummy). Sometimes the pain comes in intense spasms, while at other times the

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NHS Choices - Causes of painful periods

(07/11/2014)

Most cases of period pain are a normal part of your menstrual cycle and can usually be treated at home. This is known as primary dysmenorrhoea

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing painful periods caused by a medical condition

(07/11/2014)

Most women who have period pain find it is mild enough to treat at home. However, if your periods are causing you severe pain, contact your GP for advice

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NHS Choices - Treating painful periods

(07/11/2014)

Most cases of period pain can be treated at home. You can buy a number of painkillers over the counter to help manage your pain

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