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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 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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