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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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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 >

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Articles in Weight loss surgery

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese.

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NHS Choices - Getting ready for weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery and adapting to life after surgery is a challenging process, requiring the input of many different medical professionals working together as a team.

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NHS Choices - How weight loss surgery is performed

(08/05/2015)

The three most widely used types of weight loss surgery are gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, both based on restriction, and gastric bypass, which uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

After weight loss surgery, you'll need a few days to recover. It may also be several weeks or months before you can resume normal activities.

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NHS Choices - Life after weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

It's very important to stick to your recommended diet plan after surgery

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NHS Choices - Results of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

As long as you stick to the diet and exercise recommendations, all types of weight loss surgery can achieve good, and often impressive, results.

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NHS Choices - Risks of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

The rapid weight loss associated with weight loss surgery can cause a number of side effects and has a number of risks.

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