Health Advice

Latest from blog

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 >

Read more

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 >

Read more

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 >

Read more

Life Pharmacy Ireland – Live Better

Bringing you the best health advice for your family

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more