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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 Irritable bowel syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of IBS are usually worse after eating and tend to come and go in bouts.

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NHS Choices - Causes of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, but most experts think that it's related to problems with digestion and increased sensitivity of the gut.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing IBS

(11/11/2014)

There are no specific tests for IBS, as it does not cause any obvious detectable abnormalities in your digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Treating IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can often be managed by changing your diet and lifestyle, and understanding the nature of the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'I've found the wheat-free ranges at the supermarket very helpful'

(11/11/2014)

After having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for more than 20 years, Ansar Ahmed Ullah is learning to live with the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'A non-dairy diet seems to help'

(11/11/2014)

Geoff Lyon has had severe IBS since early childhood. He tells us his story.

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