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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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Articles in Atrial fibrillation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/04/2015)

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

Some people with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and it is only discovered during routine tests or investigations for another condition.

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NHS Choices - Causes of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The exact cause of atrial fibrillation is unknown, but it becomes more common with age and affects certain groups of people more than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing atrial fibrillation

(22/11/2013)

Feeling your pulse can give a strong indication of whether you have atrial fibrillation. If you notice a sudden change in your heartbeat and you have chest pain, see your GP straight away.

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NHS Choices - Treating atrial fibrillation

(28/07/2014)

The treatment of atrial fibrillation varies from person to person and depends on the type of atrial fibrillation, your symptoms and several other factors.

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NHS Choices - Complications of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The main complication of atrial fibrillation is an increased risk of having a stroke. In extreme cases, it can lead to heart failure.

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NHS Choices - ‘Flecainide really works for me’

(24/09/2013)

Frances, 57, was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and keeps her heart rate under control with flecainide.

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NHS Choices - ‘I have no adverse symptoms, which is puzzling’

(24/09/2013)

Rupert, 78, is a theatre director and regularly goes to the gym. In 2007, he was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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NHS Choices - Medicine guides

(11/09/2011)

The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)

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