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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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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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Articles in Colostomy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/05/2015)

A colostomy is a surgical procedure to divert one end of the large intestine (colon) through an opening in the abdominal wall (tummy).

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NHS Choices - How a colostomy is performed

(06/05/2015)

There are several different ways a colostomy can be formed. The specific technique used will depend on your circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

After a colostomy, you'll need to stay in hospital for a few days while you recover.

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NHS Choices - Possible complications of a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

Complications of a colostomy can include rectal discharge, a parastomal hernia or a stoma blockage.

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NHS Choices - Living with a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

It can be difficult to adjust to a colostomy at first, but it doesn't mean you can't have a full and active life.

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NHS Choices - Colostomy reversal

(06/05/2015)

If your colostomy is intended to be temporary, further surgery will be needed to reverse it at a later date.

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