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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 Osteoporosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/04/2015)

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of osteoporosis

(09/07/2014)

Osteoporosis develops slowly over several years. There are often no warning signs or symptoms until a minor fall or a sudden impact causes a bone fracture.

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NHS Choices - Causes of osteoporosis

(10/11/2014)

Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density, either through age or other factors. Some people are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakened bones. You may have a DEXA (DXA) scan to measure your bone mineral density.

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NHS Choices - Treating osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

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NHS Choices - Preventing osteoporosis

(18/02/2015)

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to delay the onset of osteoporosis and slow the rate at which your bones become fragile.

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NHS Choices - Living with osteoporosis

(18/11/2014)

Having osteoporosis doesn't mean you'll definitely have a fracture. There are measures you can take to reduce your risk of a fall or break.

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NHS Choices - 'Talking to other people helps me deal with my pain'

(03/07/2014)

Bob Rees was diagnosed with osteoporosis after collapsing in pain on a family holiday.

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NHS Choices - 'Even lying in bed was uncomfortable'

(03/07/2014)

Phyllis Long, aged 60, was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis after months of experiencing upper back pain.

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