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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 Slipped disc

NHS Choices - Introduction

(07/08/2014)

A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc, is where one of the discs in the spine ruptures and the gel inside leaks out.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Most people with a slipped disc experience pain on one side of the body which starts slowly and gets worse over time.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

A slipped disc occurs when the circle of connective tissue surrounding the disc breaks down. This allows the soft, gel-like part of the disc to swell and protrude out.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a slipped disc from your symptoms and medical history. You will also have a number of physical examinations.

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NHS Choices - Treating a slipped disc

(13/10/2014)

In most cases, a slipped disc will eventually shrink back between your vertebrae. Any pain will usually ease as the disc stops pressing on the affected nerve.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

To avoid back pain and help prevent a slipped disc, you should keep mobile, exercise regularly, maintain good posture and lift heavy objects correctly.

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