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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 Kidney stones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/06/2014)

Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) are stone-like lumps that can develop in one or both of the kidneys. If the stones cause severe pain, its known as renal colic.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of kidney stones

(19/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone that is very small, it is unlikely to cause many symptoms. It may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you urinate.

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NHS Choices - Causes of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The exact cause of kidney stones cannot always be found, although they are usually formed following a build-up of a substance such as calcium.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a kidney stone from your symptoms and medical history, particularly if you have had kidney stones before.

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NHS Choices - Treating kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone, the type of treatment that you will need will depend on the type of kidney stone that you have.

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NHS Choices - Complications of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Complications that develop as a result of kidney stones are rare because, in most cases, kidney stones are treated before problems can occur.

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NHS Choices - Preventing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The best way of preventing kidney stones is to make sure you drink plenty of water each day to avoid becoming dehydrated.

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