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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Review of Panasonic EP 1285 Massage Chair Recliner

By Steve Esquire

This is a massage chair review of the new Panasonic EP 1285. The EP 1285 is the luxury model of the new line of contemporary urban massage chairs. This is a new and contemporary design change for the Panasonic brand. We will take a look at the new features of this chair. We will also present the warranty coverage and other salient information.

Looking for a massage chair is very exciting. There are many interesting features styles and models to compare. However, one of the basic areas you need to check is the warranty coverage. The warranty coverage is your long-term protection against problems. You want to be able to use your chair and not have to worry about anything that could go wrong in the future.

Panasonic provides you with a one year warranty coverage of parts on EP 1285. They also provide you with three years of warranty coverage on the roller mechanism. The roller mechanism is the system that provides the massage for the back and shoulders. You also receive one year of in-home technician service. This is a critical service to have, so any problems you have a technician will come to you.

We are excited at the new design that the contemporary urban massage recliner series is bringing to the table. One of the biggest complaints about these types of chairs is they are hard to integrate into the decoration of your home.

The contemporary urban massage recliner series comes with an arsenal of massage treatments. There are nine different manual massage techniques contained in this chair alone. You can choose from Hawaiian, shiatsu, Swedish or even chiropractic. Each of these massages can be used to target specific areas such as stiff shoulders or a sore lower back.

You also get for pre-programs included with this chair. Pre-programs are automatic massage programs that control the whole chair. This allows you to push a single button and receive a full body massage. You can also adjust the chair to your shoulder height for a more customized massage.

The leg rest comes with an air ottoman system. The leg rest provides massage coverage for both the calves and the feet. The bottom portion of the leg rest of it's to allow you to stake your legs through. The air ottoman also comes with 12 airbags to provide better coverage of the calves and feet.

Panasonic has incorporated a new leg stretch technology and to the leg rest. The stretching technology works to alleviate stiffness and your hips, lower back and thighs. It uses a combination of holding your legs with air pressure and the rising and lowering of the leg rest.

Panasonic incorporates its Swede-Atsu urban massage technology. This utilizes two to four firm rubber massage heads which are used to stimulate the stroking of the palm and the pressing of the heel of the hand. This provides a realistic massage feeling. These massage techniques help to relax the muscles.

The EP 1285 massage chair from Panasonic is the mark of a new design paradigm from this company. Although this is a good start in that direction, there are still some design elements that consumers may wrestle with such as the leg rest. Otherwise, the massage programs are comprehensive and fairly effective. The stretching system is a good addition at this price point. If you are looking for a contemporary massage chair then this is the only one that should be on your short list.

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