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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 Bipolar disorder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/03/2015)

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood swings. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).

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NHS Choices - Causes of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is not fully understood, but it is thought there are a complex mix of physical, environmental and social factors.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

If your GP suspects that you have bipolar disorder, they will usually refer you to a psychiatrist (a medically qualified mental health specialist).

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NHS Choices - Treating bipolar disorder

(12/01/2015)

Treatments aim to reduce the number and severity of the episodes of depression and mania that characterise bipolar disorder. In doing so, a person can live as normal a life as possible.

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NHS Choices - Living with bipolar disorder

(15/07/2014)

Although bipolar disorder is usually a long-term condition, effective treatments along with self-help techniques can limit its impact on your life.

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NHS Choices - 'I believed that I was the archangel Gabriel'

(14/07/2014)

Watch a video about Rod, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1987. He describes his symptoms, the treatments offered to him and how he copes today.

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