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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 Underactive thyroid

NHS Choices - Symptoms of underactive thyroid

(04/09/2014)

Many symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) are the same as those for other conditions, so they can easily be confused for something else.

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NHS Choices - Causes of underactive thyroid

(12/09/2014)

An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is when your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the hormone thyroxine, also called T4.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing underactive thyroid

(05/09/2014)

If you have symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), see your GP and ask for a blood test.

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NHS Choices - Treating underactive thyroid

(14/10/2013)

An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is usually treated by taking hormone-replacement tablets called levothyroxine.

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NHS Choices - Complications of underactive thyroid

(14/10/2013)

Several complications can occur if you have an underactive thyroid that is not treated.

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