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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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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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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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