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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 Piles (haemorrhoids)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/08/2014)

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Most cases of piles (haemorrhoids) are mild, and the symptoms often disappear on their own after a few days.

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NHS Choices - Causes of piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

The exact cause of piles (haemorrhoids) is unclear, but many cases are thought to be linked to increased pressure in blood vessels in and around the anus.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Piles (haemorrhoids) can be easily diagnosed by your GP. To do so, they will examine your back passage to check for swollen blood vessels.

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NHS Choices - Treating piles (haemorrhoids)

(19/09/2014)

Piles (haemorrhoids) often go away by themselves after a few days. However, there are many treatments that can reduce itching and discomfort.

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NHS Choices - Surgery for piles (haemorrhoids)

(15/05/2014)

Surgery may be recommended if other treatments for piles (haemorrhoids) have not been successful, or if you have haemorrhoids that are not suitable for non-surgical treatment.

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