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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... 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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