Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hemorrhoid Removal When Suffering With Hemorrhoids

By Cecelia Rulenson

There are several types of hemorrhoid removal, and the correct type of hemorrhoid identified will determine which treatment for hemorrhoids will be used most effectively. Internal hemorrhoids are not seen and usually not felt. External hemorrhoids can be identified on the outside of the anus and usually do not need treatment. In most cases hemorrhoids are declared hereditary due to the lack of strength of veins that runs in the family.

In the traditional medicine world, the remedy for minor hemorrhoids is a high fiber diet and a prescription. One home remedy that is easier than feeling violated by the testing at the doctor is to use olive oil or canola oil. The trick is to insert the oil inside the anus to make bowel movements less painful. This technique will allow less straining and cause the hemorrhoids to shrink faster.

When you find yourself in pain stemming from hemorrhoids, stay away from medication that thins the blood. Taking these types of medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen will cause the size of the hemorrhoid to grow causing more pain and a more complex hemorrhoid removal process. The vital part to remedying hemorrhoids in the premature stages is to identify and cure immediately.

Scratching hemorrhoids is the worst thing to do. There are salves over the counter that are available just to relieve hemorrhoid issues. Scratching can cause hemorrhoids to rupture which can cause bleeding in the anus, or worse more hemorrhoids. Weak veins are the root cause of hemorrhoids along with straining. Scratching will cause hemorrhoids to spread, because it creates more weak spots in the veins.

Finally, there are many levels of treatment for hemorrhoid removal. The subject is very broad and the symptoms concerning the degree of how bad the hemorrhoids have become will determine which technique will work the best. If the person that has the hemorrhoids feels uncomfortable going to a doctor for clarification and remedy, try some home remedies first. If the problem persists then there may be no other option.

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