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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Sciatica

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Sciatica is caused by irritation or damage to the sciatic nerve. A slipped (or herniated) disc is the most common identified cause of sciatica.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to confirm a diagnosis of sciatica based your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating sciatica

(17/10/2014)

Treatment for sciatica is not always necessary, as the condition often improves naturally within around six weeks.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

It is not always possible to prevent sciatica, but there are several things you can do to help prevent back injuries that could lead to sciatica.

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NHS Choices - 'I used to wake up five times in the night with aching pain'

(26/09/2014)

Robert's sciatica caused him intense pain in his right leg. He describes how the condition affected his life and mobility and what the treatment options were.

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