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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 Constipation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/09/2014)

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools (faeces) regularly, or you are unable to completely empty your bowels.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of constipation

(03/03/2014)

When you are constipated, passing stools (faeces) becomes more difficult and less frequent than usual.

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NHS Choices - Causes of constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation usually occurs when stools remain in the colon (large intestine) too long and the colon absorbs too much water from them, causing the stools to become hard and dry.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation is a very common condition. Your GP will not usually need to carry out any tests or procedures, but will confirm a diagnosis of constipation based on your medical history and your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating constipation

(23/09/2014)

Treatment for constipation depends on the cause, how long you have had the condition and how severe your symptoms are.

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NHS Choices - Complications with constipation

(03/03/2014)

Constipation rarely causes any complications or long-term health problems. Treatment is usually effective, particularly if it is started promptly.

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NHS Choices - Preventing constipation

(03/03/2014)

Although constipation is common, you can take several steps to prevent it, including making diet and lifestyle changes.

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