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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Addison's disease

Introduction

(27/08/2013)

Addison’s disease (also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands.

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Symptoms of Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

Addison's disease can be difficult to detect at first because the early symptoms are similar to the symptoms of many other health conditions.

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Causes of Addison's disease

(07/05/2014)

Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal cortex (the outer layer of your adrenal glands) is damaged, reducing the levels of hormones it produces.

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Diagnosing Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

In diagnosing Addison’s disease, your GP will ask you about your symptoms and review your medical history.

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Treating Addison's disease

(27/08/2013)

If you have Addison’s disease, you will need to take daily medication to replace the lost hormones. This should ensure that you can continue to lead a normal life.

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