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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Articles in Sciatica

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Sciatica is caused by irritation or damage to the sciatic nerve. A slipped (or herniated) disc is the most common identified cause of sciatica.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to confirm a diagnosis of sciatica based your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating sciatica

(17/10/2014)

Treatment for sciatica is not always necessary, as the condition often improves naturally within around six weeks.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

It is not always possible to prevent sciatica, but there are several things you can do to help prevent back injuries that could lead to sciatica.

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NHS Choices - 'I used to wake up five times in the night with aching pain'

(26/09/2014)

Robert's sciatica caused him intense pain in his right leg. He describes how the condition affected his life and mobility and what the treatment options were.

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