Health Advice

Latest from blog

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 >

Read more

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 >

Read more

Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

Read more

Life Pharmacy Ireland – Live Better

Bringing you the best health advice for your family

Articles in Varicose veins

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are usually blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

read more

NHS Choices - Symptoms of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are dark purple or blue in colour, and are usually twisted and bulging in appearance. Some people with varicose veins may experience pain.

read more

NHS Choices - Diagnosing varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

If you have varicose veins and they do not cause you any discomfort, you may not need to visit your GP. Varicose veins are rarely a serious condition.

read more

NHS Choices - Treating varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins do not always need treatment. If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort, you may not need to have treatment.

read more

NHS Choices - Complications of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins can cause complications because they stop your blood flowing properly. Most people who have varicose veins will not develop any complications.

read more