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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 Varicose veins

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are usually blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are dark purple or blue in colour, and are usually twisted and bulging in appearance. Some people with varicose veins may experience pain.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

If you have varicose veins and they do not cause you any discomfort, you may not need to visit your GP. Varicose veins are rarely a serious condition.

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NHS Choices - Treating varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins do not always need treatment. If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort, you may not need to have treatment.

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NHS Choices - Complications of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins can cause complications because they stop your blood flowing properly. Most people who have varicose veins will not develop any complications.

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