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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 Gout

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/04/2015)

Gout is a type of arthritis where crystals of sodium urate form inside and around joints. The most common symptom is sudden and severe pain in the joint.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gout

(30/04/2015)

The most common symptom of gout is sudden and very severe pain in one or more of your joints.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gout

(30/04/2015)

Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gout

(30/04/2015)

No single test or examination can be used to confirm a diagnosis of gout. Instead, your GP will look at your symptoms and medical history to make a diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating gout

(30/04/2015)

If you are diagnosed with gout, your treatment plan will first aim to relieve the symptoms of an attack. Further treatment aims to prevent attacks by lowering uric acid levels.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gout

(30/04/2015)

Frequent and recurring attacks of gout may eventually damage your joints permanently.

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NHS Choices - 'I felt like I'd been run over and left for dead'

(30/04/2015)

Doctors were surprised when 37-year-old Gina Beauchamp came to them showing signs of gout, as the condition is extremely rare in younger women.

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NHS Choices - 'I still get the occasional attack, but it's gone within a day'

(30/04/2015)

Patrick Hanmer was 32 and living life to the full when he had his first attack of gout.

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