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.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Methodology For Skin Mole Treatment And Removal

By Kevin Jones

Skin moles can be annoying and can interfere with your daily life. Some moles snag your hair, clothes, and jewelry or stay sore and irritated. You are not alone. Skin moles are a common problem for people all over the world.

From being a slight nuisance to being a large, impossible problem, skin moles can interfere with daily activities more than many people realize. The presence of visible skin moles can have a terrible impact on your self confidence. They may even become dangerous to your health and well being. Living with them daily, you have undoubtedly thought about getting rid of annoying skin moles. Do you know the options that are open to you? How can you determine which mole removal option is best?

When you experience skin moles, you can't help but wonder what causes them? Researchers tell us that there is a small hereditary factor that may determine whether or not you develop skin moles. Sun exposure is another factor in skin mole development. Those who live in sunny climates demonstrate a dramatically increased risk for the development of skin moles. If you can't stay out of the sun, at least cover your skin with sunscreen and wear appropriate attire. This will lower your chances of developing more skin moles, and it will lower your risk of developing cancerous skin moles.

In addition to sun exposure and heredity, your body's response to stress and hormonal changes can cause the development of skin moles. You may also see the development of skin tags. Skin tags are actually little flap-like extensions on the skin that often look like skin moles.

Surgical mole removal seems to be the most common way of getting rid of moles. There are three ways of surgically removing moles. In some cases, moles are scraped or shaved off in one swift motion. This is the preferred method if moles are shallow or on the surface of the skin. Deep moles that are beneath the skin require a surgical cut. The incision must be made around the mole and deep enough to extract the entire mole. A few stitches are used to close the site. Laser mole removal is a newer method for removing deeper skin moles. All three methods may leave scars, and with as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection.

You may find that you would rather get rid of your skin moles without surgery. If so, natural skin mole removal is something you need to research. Many people have successfully used home skin mole removal methods. The ingredients are inexpensive and may already be sitting in your kitchen cabinet.

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