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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 Pancreatitis, acute

NHS Choices - Introduction

(12/03/2015)

Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

The main symptom of acute pancreatitis is a severe, dull pain around the top of your stomach that develops suddenly.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Most cases of acute pancreatitis are closely linked to gallstones and alcohol consumption, although the exact cause is not always clear.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Due to the risk of serious complications, most cases of acute pancreatitis are diagnosed in hospital.

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NHS Choices - Treating acute pancreatitis

(13/05/2015)

There's no specific treatment for acute pancreatitis, but for most people the condition gets better on its own within a week.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

Although most people with acute pancreatitis recover without experiencing further problems, severe cases can have serious complications.

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NHS Choices - Preventing acute pancreatitis

(12/03/2015)

As acute pancreatitis is often caused by gallstones or excessive alcohol consumption, a healthy lifestyle can reduce your chances of developing the condition.

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