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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 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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