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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 Weight loss surgery

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese.

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NHS Choices - Getting ready for weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery and adapting to life after surgery is a challenging process, requiring the input of many different medical professionals working together as a team.

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NHS Choices - How weight loss surgery is performed

(08/05/2015)

The three most widely used types of weight loss surgery are gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, both based on restriction, and gastric bypass, which uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

After weight loss surgery, you'll need a few days to recover. It may also be several weeks or months before you can resume normal activities.

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NHS Choices - Life after weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

It's very important to stick to your recommended diet plan after surgery

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NHS Choices - Results of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

As long as you stick to the diet and exercise recommendations, all types of weight loss surgery can achieve good, and often impressive, results.

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NHS Choices - Risks of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

The rapid weight loss associated with weight loss surgery can cause a number of side effects and has a number of risks.

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