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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 Bulimia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/08/2014)

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition where someone is binge eating, then making themselves vomit or using laxatives to purge the food from their body.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

The main symptoms of bulimia are binge eating and purging (ridding your body of food by making yourself vomit or taking laxatives).

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NHS Choices - Causes of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

There is no simple answer to the question of what causes bulimia. Although the condition is linked to a fear of getting fat, more complex emotions usually contribute.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bulimia

(13/08/2014)

If you have an eating disorder such as bulimia, the first step is to recognise that you have a problem and visit your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating bulimia

(13/08/2014)

You can recover from bulimia, but it may be a long and difficult process. The first step towards getting better is recognising the problem and seeking help.

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NHS Choices - Complications of bulimia

(13/08/2014)

There are a number of physical complications associated with bulimia, including dental problems, irregular periods and bad skin.

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NHS Choices - 'Bulimia isn't a women’s disease; it’s a people's disease'

(13/08/2014)

Steve Blacknell, 55, used to sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to eat in secret. He has been a recovering bulimic for 20 years.

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NHS Choices - 'I knew it had to stop because I was living a dual life'

(30/01/2015)

Liselle Terret, 38, had bulimia between the age of 14 and 23.“I was struggling a bit at school and I wasn’t very happy at home. It was classic 'middle-child

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NHS Choices - 'I went into hospital with a ruptured bile duct from vomiting so much'

(13/08/2014)

Mary Black, 48, who runs a small business in the Midlands, battled with bulimia for several years but eventually found the road to recovery."I think my bulimia

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