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Top tips to Help You Quit

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2020-09-10 13:11:54 +0100

Smoking increases your coronavirus risk, so there's no better time to quit! Use lockdown to your advantage, with less social triggers like pubs, clubs and restaurants open, use this time to kick your habit. The benefits of quitting are tenfold: Reduces your risk of Covid-19. Reduces breathing difficulties. Reduces hand to mouth motion which makes you less vulnerable to Covid-19 as you are touching your face, and mouth, less. Within 20 mins of quitting your circulation improves and your blood pressure will lower. Making you less susceptible to other illnesses. Your sense of smell and taste improve. You will look...

Depression

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2020-12-04 17:58:31 +0000

Depression is a very common condition which affects 1 in 10 people at any one time, that is 450,000 people in Ireland alone. Any one of us, irrespective of age, gender or background can be affected. Recovery is possible. Early recognition and ongoing support are key to a positive outcome. What is Depression? Depression is a mental health condition which can affect thinking, energy, feelings and behaviour. It can vary from mild to severe and can have a profound impact, affecting every aspect of the individual, their relationships, family and work life. It is possible to minimise the impact of...

Bipolar

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2020-12-04 17:54:56 +0000

45,000 or 1 in 100 people have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in Ireland. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition which can affect thinking, energy, feelings and behaviour. Bipolar can have a profound impact on every aspect of a person’s life, affecting their relationships, family and work life. It is characterised by periods of low (depressed) or high (elated) mood separated by periods of normal mood. One can lead a healthy and productive life once the illness is effectively treated. How does it affect me? Bipolar disorder usually involves two phases, a depression phase and...

Anxiety

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2020-12-04 17:49:48 +0000

Anxiety is a very common condition. Any one of us, irrespective of age, gender or background can be affected. It is possible to minimise the impact of anxiety by accessing information and support, and finding ways to manage the condition. What is Anxiety?  Anxiety involves a frequent unpleasant feeling typically associated with uneasiness, apprehension and worry. It has physical, emotional and behavioural effects. How does it affect me? Physical effects of anxiety can include: Racing heart Sweating Rapid breathing Disturbed sleep Tense muscles Other effects can include: Excessive and undue worrying Morbid thoughts Feelings of panic/panic attacks What can I...

LloydsPharmacy Colleague Catch Up with Stephen Forsythe

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2020-12-04 16:05:31 +0000
We talk to Stephen Forsythe, Supervising Pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy to learn more about her experiences as a member of the team for the last 15 years.
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