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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 Amputation

Introduction

(09/10/2014)

An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, such as an arm or leg.

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Why amputations are carried out

(09/10/2014)

Most amputations in the UK are carried out on people who have severely reduced blood circulation in one of their legs or feet as a result of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or the complications of diabetes.

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How amputations are carried out

(09/10/2014)

There are numerous ways that amputations can be carried out, depending on the specific limb that needs to be removed and how much of the limb can be saved.

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Recovering after an amputation

(09/10/2014)

After surgery, you'll normally be given oxygen through a mask and nutrients and fluids through a drip for the first few days, while you recover on the ward.

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Complications of amputation

(09/10/2014)

Like any type of surgery, having an amputation carries a risk of complications. The treatment also carries a risk of additional problems directly related to the loss of a limb.

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