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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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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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Articles in Hepatitis C

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/09/2014)

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Only around one in four people have symptoms during the first six months of a hepatitis C infection. This stage is known as acute hepatitis C.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hepatitis C

(21/08/2014)

You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood or, less commonly, the body fluids of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If you think you may have been exposed to hepatitis C, taking a test will put your mind at rest or (if the test is positive) enable you to start treatment.

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NHS Choices - Treating hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Most cases of acute hepatitis C are not treated as the person either does not have any symptoms or mistakes the symptoms for the flu.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If it is not treated, chronic hepatitis C can sometimes cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). This can develop up to 20 years after you first become infected.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hepatitis C

(05/09/2014)

There is no vaccination to protect against hepatitis C, but there are ways to reduce your risk of becoming infected.

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NHS Choices - Living with hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Answers to questions about living with hepatitis C, including questions about diet, the workplace, travelling and having a baby.

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