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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 Ulcer, peptic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

The most common symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning or gnawing pain that develops in your abdomen (belly) which lasts from a few minutes to a few hours.

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NHS Choices - Causes of stomach ulcers

(11/11/2013)

Stomach ulcers are usually caused in one of two ways - bacteria and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs type of painkillers.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

Your GP may suspect that you have an ulcer based on your symptoms. They may will treat you with an acid-suppressing medication or test for H. pylori and treat it.

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NHS Choices - Treating a stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

Your treatment plan will be determined by whether your stomach ulcer is due to a H. pylori infection or the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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NHS Choices - Complications of stomach ulcer

(11/11/2013)

If a stomach ulcer develops near the site of a blood vessel, it can damage the vessel and cause bleeding.

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