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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 Cirrhosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver due to long-term liver damage. Find out what the signs and symptoms are, when to see your GP and how it can be treated and prevented.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

There are usually very few symptoms during the early stages of cirrhosis. As the condition progresses symptoms can include tiredness, loss of appetite and very itchy skin.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read about the different causes of cirrhosis, including the two most common causes in the UK - excessive alcohol consumption and long-term hepatitis C infections.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out about the tests used to measure liver function and liver damage and how cirrhosis is diagnosed.

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NHS Choices - Treating cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read more about how the symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed using medication and lifestyle changes. Also, find out how the complications of cirrhosis can be treated.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out how to reduce your chances of developing cirrhosis by limiting your alcohol consumption and protecting yourself from a hepatitis infection.

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NHS Choices - "I haven't touched a drop for three years now"

(27/04/2015)

Six months of heavy drinking during a stressful period at work left Judith Heath with cirrhosis. She tells her story.

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