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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Articles in Seasonal allergic rhinitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hay fever

(14/05/2015)

Hay fever symptoms vary in severity and your symptoms may be worse some years than others, depending on the pollen count.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hay fever

(17/02/2014)

Hay fever is caused by pollen. When pollen comes into contact with the lining of your mouth, nose, eyes and throat, they trigger an allergic reaction.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hay fever

(17/02/2014)

Your GP should be able to diagnose hay fever from a description of your symptoms. In some cases, you may be referred for allergy testing.

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NHS Choices - Treating hay fever

(07/08/2014)

Treatments for hay fever include antihistamines, corticosteroids and decongestants.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hay fever

(10/07/2014)

Hay fever can have a considerable negative impact on work, home and social life.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hay fever

(17/02/2014)

To treat hay fever you can take steps to limit your exposure to pollen or spores.

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NHS Choices - Lisa's story

(14/07/2014)

Lisa Miles, from Kent, tried several different treatments before she found the right one for her. She tells how she relieves her hay fever symptoms. 

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