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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 Heart failure

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/09/2014)

Heart failure is a condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heart failure

(29/09/2014)

The symptoms of heart failure can vary from one person to the next. The main symptoms are breathlessness, extreme tiredness and ankle swelling, which may extend up the legs.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heart failure

(29/09/2014)

In most cases, heart failure does not have a single cause. There are a number of other conditions that increase your chances of developing heart failure.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing heart failure

(29/09/2014)

If you have symptoms of heart failure, your GP will ask you to describe them in detail. You will also have a physical examination.

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NHS Choices - Treating heart failure

(29/09/2014)

Medicines are the main treatment for heart failure. A number of surgical options are available. Lifestyle factors such as a healthy diet and exercise are also important.

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NHS Choices - Preventing heart failure

(22/09/2014)

There are many ways of reducing your chances of developing heart failure, including maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthily and exercising regularly.

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NHS Choices - Living with heart failure

(22/09/2014)

For heart failure, self care is an integral part of daily life. It means taking responsibility for your health and wellbeing with the support of those involved in your care.

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