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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 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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