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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Peripheral arterial disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(29/09/2014)

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition, in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

Many people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) don't have any symptoms. However, you may feel painful aching in your leg muscles that is triggered by physical activity.

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NHS Choices - Causes of peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries inside the legs.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

If your GP suspects peripheral arterial disease (PAD), they will carry out a physical examination of your legs.

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NHS Choices - Treating peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

There is no cure for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but lifestyle changes and medication can help reduce the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

The blockages in the arteries that cause peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can also lead to other serious problems, such as critical limb ischaemia (CLI).

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NHS Choices - Preventing peripheral arterial disease

(29/09/2014)

The most effective way to prevent peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or stop the condition getting worse is to tackle the build-up of fatty substances in your arteries.

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