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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 Kidney disease, chronic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/05/2015)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Most people with CKD have no symptoms because the body can tolerate even a large reduction in kidney function.

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NHS Choices - Causes of chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Kidney disease is most often caused by other conditions that put a strain on the kidneys.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is most frequently diagnosed through blood and urine tests.

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NHS Choices - Treating chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

Although there is no cure for kidney disease, treatment can help to relieve symptoms, and slow or prevent the progression of the condition.

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NHS Choices - Preventing chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

In most cases, chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be completely prevented, although you can take step to reduce the chances of the condition developing.

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NHS Choices - Living with chronic kidney disease

(07/01/2015)

A diagnosis of kidney disease can be worrying for you and your family, but it does not have to take over your life.

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NHS Choices - Peter’s immune system started to attack his own kidneys

(07/01/2015)

Read about how Peter Wilkinson’s immune system started to attack his own kidneys, leading to chronic kidney disease.

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NHS Choices - 'The transplant completely changed my life'

(07/01/2015)

Diabetes left Kalwant in need of a new kidney and pancreas. After only a month on the transplant list, she was lucky enough to be given a new lease of life.

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NHS Choices - 'Eight years later, my new kidney is still going strong'

(07/01/2015)

Mohamed Nanji’s kidney problems started when he was a teenager in Kenya. After a successful transplant he's able to lead a more normal life again.

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