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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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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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Articles in Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces female hormones that are at a lower level as you approach the menopause.

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NHS Choices - Types of HRT

(29/05/2015)

There are many different types of hormone replacement therapy, but the main types are oestrogen-only HRT, cyclical HRT and continuous combined HRT.

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NHS Choices - Who can use HRT

(21/08/2014)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be started as soon as menopausal symptoms start. However, it may not be suitable for some people, such as pregnant women.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to HRT

(21/08/2014)

If you are unable to or decide not to undertake hormone replacement therapy (HRT), alternative approaches and treatments are available that may help control your menopausal symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of HRT

(21/08/2014)

Both of the hormones that are used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oestrogen and progestogen, have side effects.

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NHS Choices - Understanding the risks of HRT

(21/08/2014)

When deciding whether to have hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it is important to understand the risks and put them into perspective.

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NHS Choices - "The night sweats really got me"

(21/08/2014)

Barbara Hunt, a retired civil servant from Canterbury in Kent, has had a rollercoaster ride with the menopause and with HRT.

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