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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 Gallstones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/12/2014)

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they do not cause any symptoms and do not need to be treated.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms and are unaware they have them unless they are detected during tests carried out for another reason.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

It is thought that gallstones develop because of an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gallstones

(29/12/2014)

As many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms, they are often discovered by chance during investigations of unrelated conditions.

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NHS Choices - Treating gallstones

(08/01/2014)

The treatment plan for gallbladder conditions will depend on how the symptoms are affecting your daily life.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gallstones

(09/04/2014)

In a small number of people with gallstones, serious problems can develop if the gallstones cause a severe blockage or move into another part of the digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Preventing gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Changes to your diet and losing weight (if you are overweight) may help prevent gallstones.

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NHS Choices - 'I have my gallstones to thank for my new calling in life'

(03/04/2014)

Rosemary Conley, author of Rosemary Conley’s Complete Hip and Thigh Diet, searched for ways to manage her symptoms.

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