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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 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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