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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 Thyroid, overactive

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Overactive thyroid (also known as hyperthyroidism) is a relatively common condition that occurs when there is too much thyroid hormone in the body.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of overactive thyroid

(07/08/2014)

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland include unexplained weight loss, rapid heartbeat, anxiety and excessive sweating.

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NHS Choices - Causes of overactive thyroid

(07/08/2014)

The most common cause of an overactive thyroid gland is Graves' disease, which is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid gland.

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NHS Choices - Treating overactive thyroid

(07/08/2014)

Treatment for overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) aims to return the level of thyroid hormones in your blood to normal.

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NHS Choices - Complications of overactive thyroid

(07/08/2014)

Several complications can occur with an an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), particularly if the condition is not treated.

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