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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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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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Articles in Menopause

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/04/2015)

The menopause is the end of menstruation when a woman's periods stop. Read more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of the menopause.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of the menopause

(22/04/2015)

Find out about the different symptoms of the menopause including hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido, a change in monthly periods and vaginal dryness.

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NHS Choices - Causes of the menopause

(30/04/2015)

The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones. Oestrogen levels decrease, causing the ovaries to stop ovulating.

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NHS Choices - Treating the symptoms of menopause

(02/04/2014)

In many cases, treatment for the menopause isn't needed. However, possible treatments include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), tibolone and clonidine.

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NHS Choices - Self-help advice for managing menopausal symptoms

(02/04/2014)

Medication may not be necessary if you don't have severe menopausal symptoms. Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle may help ease your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - "There's a lot of help out there"

(03/04/2014)

Pat found a few simple lifestyle changes made her menopause symptoms easier to manage.

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NHS Choices - "The night sweats really got to me"

(03/04/2014)

Barbara Hunt, 59, a retired civil servant from Canterbury, Kent, has had many ups and downs with the menopause and HRT.

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