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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 Iron overload disorder

Introduction

(24/02/2015)

Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years.

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Symptoms of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Symptoms of haemochromatosis usually begin in adults between the ages of 30-50, although they can sometimes occur much earlier in life.

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Causes of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Haemochromatosis is caused by a fault in a specific gene, known as HFE, which can be inherited from your parents.

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Diagnosing haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Haemochromatosis is usually diagnosed through blood tests.

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Treating haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

The most widely used treatment for haemochromatosis is called phlebotomy. Phlebotomy involves removing iron-rich blood from the body.

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Complications of haemochromatosis

(11/09/2014)

Complications of haemochromatosis include heart failure, arthritis and liver disease

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