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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 Ulcerative colitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term (chronic) condition where the colon and rectum (large intestine or large bowel) become inflamed.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis vary depending on how much of the rectum and colon is inflamed and how severe the inflammation is.

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NHS Choices - Causes of ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, although it is thought to be the result of a problem with the immune system.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

Your GP will first ask you about your symptoms, your general health and your medical history.

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NHS Choices - Treating ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends on how severe the condition is and how often your symptoms flare up.

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NHS Choices - Living with ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

If you have ulcerative colitis, there are some things you can do yourself to help keep your symptoms under control and reduce your risk of complications.

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NHS Choices - 'I lost a lot of weight and had to stay in bed'

(14/05/2015)

Tony has had ulcerative colitis for more than 15 years. Having tried most medications, he is now on infliximab.

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