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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 Underactive thyroid

NHS Choices - Symptoms of underactive thyroid

(04/09/2014)

Many symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) are the same as those for other conditions, so they can easily be confused for something else.

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NHS Choices - Causes of underactive thyroid

(12/09/2014)

An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is when your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the hormone thyroxine, also called T4.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing underactive thyroid

(05/09/2014)

If you have symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), see your GP and ask for a blood test.

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NHS Choices - Treating underactive thyroid

(14/10/2013)

An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is usually treated by taking hormone-replacement tablets called levothyroxine.

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NHS Choices - Complications of underactive thyroid

(14/10/2013)

Several complications can occur if you have an underactive thyroid that is not treated.

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