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A review of information on Vitamin D and the potential benefits in the fight against COVID-19

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

Can Vitamin D help you fight off Covid-19? By Eamonn and Siobhan of Whelehans Pharmacy's   The Irish Medical Journal (IMJ) highlighted the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in Ireland due to the high percentage of deficiency and reported studies showing how Vitamin D prevents respiratory infections including Covid-19 and easing symptoms for those who get infected. (IMJ, April 2020)   What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It helps absorb calcium and phosphorus in the intestines so it can be absorbed by the bones, keeping the skeleton strong. Therefore, preventing bone diseases including, osteoporosis and rickets...

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Update on the benefits and use of Pulse Oximeters during the current pandemic

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

Increase in demand for Pulse Oximeters during Covid-19   A pulse oximeter is a small electronic device that fits on your finger to estimate blood oxygen saturation. It is non-invasive and painless. 95% to 100% indicates appropriate oxygen levels in our blood. 92% or lower may indicate a cause for concern.   Why are these devices suddenly getting so much attention? COVID-19 can cause COVID pneumonia; an infection in which the lung's air sacs can fill with fluid. Someone infected with novel coronavirus might be in the early stages of COVID pneumonia in which symptoms includes a drop in blood...

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A quick review on the proper use of PPE

Posted by Richard Kelly on

Using PPE properly Social distancing and regular handwashing are still the two most important ways to protect from Covid-19. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE is important in circumstances where close contact with others is not avoidable in certain workplace and healthcare settings. However, it should not be used as an alternative to hand washing and social distancing.   Masks Protection level depends on the type of mask and using them correctly. Social distancing is still important to protect yourself rather than facemasks alone. Face masks can reduce infection risk if used properly. Facemasks are most beneficial in the likes of...

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Discussing the potential benefits of how regular Vitamin D can help protect your body against Covid-19

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

Can Vitamin D help you fight off Covid-19? By Eamonn and Siobhan of Whelehans Pharmacies   The Irish Medical Journal (IMJ) highlighted the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in Ireland due to the high percentage of deficiency and reported studies showing how Vitamin D prevents respiratory infections including Covid-19 and easing symptoms for those who get infected. (IMJ, April 2020)   What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It helps absorb calcium and phosphorus in the intestines so it can be absorbed by the bones, keeping the skeleton strong. Therefore, preventing bone diseases including, osteoporosis and rickets...

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Great piece from Siobhan Clarke, part of our Pharmacy Technician team at Pearse St offering tips on how to mind your mental health during the current lockdown

Posted by Siobhan Clarke on

Top Ten Tips for Minding your Mental Health during Self Isolation Covid-19 has been daunting in different ways. Our day to day lives have drastically changed, leading to problems such as anxiety, stress and depression. The Irish Government released new measures to decrease movement around the country. Which means many of us are now self- isolating. Keep Calm Look at this period as different as opposed to a negative time. We cannot control everything in our lives, but we can somewhat control our thoughts by practicing mindfulness meditation as a healthy way to adapt the current situation. There are Apps...

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