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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 Slipped disc

NHS Choices - Introduction

(07/08/2014)

A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc, is where one of the discs in the spine ruptures and the gel inside leaks out.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Most people with a slipped disc experience pain on one side of the body which starts slowly and gets worse over time.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

A slipped disc occurs when the circle of connective tissue surrounding the disc breaks down. This allows the soft, gel-like part of the disc to swell and protrude out.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a slipped disc from your symptoms and medical history. You will also have a number of physical examinations.

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NHS Choices - Treating a slipped disc

(13/10/2014)

In most cases, a slipped disc will eventually shrink back between your vertebrae. Any pain will usually ease as the disc stops pressing on the affected nerve.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

To avoid back pain and help prevent a slipped disc, you should keep mobile, exercise regularly, maintain good posture and lift heavy objects correctly.

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