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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 Dialysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/01/2015)

Dialysis is a type of treatment that replicates many of the kidney’s functions.

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NHS Choices - Why dialysis is necessary

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis is often used to replicate the functions of the kidneys while a person is waiting to have a kidney transplant.

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NHS Choices - When dialysis is carried out

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis will usually be recommended if your kidneys have lost most of their filtering ability and the levels of waste products in your blood are dangerously high.

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NHS Choices - How haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are performed

(09/10/2014)

Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two types of dialysis that differ in how they are performed.

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NHS Choices - Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Both types of dialysis have the same results in terms of clinically effectiveness so often the choice between them is down to personal preference

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NHS Choices - Side effects of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis cause side effects. This is due to the way it is carried out and the fact that it can only compensate for the loss of kidney function to a certain extent.

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NHS Choices - Dialysis results

(07/10/2013)

The effectiveness of dialysis depends on a number of factors including age, the cause of your kidney failure and whether you have any other long-term conditions.

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NHS Choices - Paul's story

(03/04/2014)

Paul Taylor developed partial kidney failure at the age of 11. He's now 42 and has needed dialysis since the age of 21

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