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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 Pressure ulcers

NHS Choices - Introduction

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers, sometimes known as bedsores or pressure sores, are an injury that affects areas of the skin and underlying tissue.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pressure ulcers

(06/02/2015)

Depending on the severity of a pressure ulcer, symptoms can include red or discoloured skin, itchy skin, blisters or an open wound.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers are caused by sustained pressure being placed on a particular part of the body. This pressure interrupts the blood supply to the affected area of skin.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers are easily diagnosed by looking at them. However, health professionals prefer to prevent ulcers developing in the first place, so it's important to assess a person's risk of developing them.

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NHS Choices - Treating pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Treatment options for pressure ulcers include regularly changing position, special mattresses and dressings, and, in severe cases, surgery.

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NHS Choices - Complications of pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Even with the best possible medical care, complications can arise from grade three or grade four pressure ulcers and can be occasionally life-threatening.

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NHS Choices - Preventing pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

As part of your treatment plan, your care team will discuss with you the best way to prevent pressure ulcers. This may include changing position, checking your skin and a healthy diet.

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