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

Smooth Dimples With A Cellulite Reduction Massage

By Lynne Bridges

Nobody likes cellulite. As summer approaches, though, the desire to shed those unsightly dimples just increases. So, if you want to get rid of your cellulite before you have to go out and hit the beach, you aren't alone. But where do you begin?

Well, you might be surprised to learn that massage therapy is one option. Aside from just being relaxing, a cellulite reduction massage can really help you to lose those ugly signs of cellulite.

How Cellulite Forms

Of course, it might sound strange that massage can reduce cellulite, if you don't understand what causes the cellulite in the first place. Cellulite gets its beginnings deep below your skin's surface, where there are connective tissues and fat cells.

As you age, those fat cells and connective tissues are influenced by toxins that build up in your body. Also, your circulation decreases. Those things combine to make your skin take on a dimpled appearance because the fat cells grow and the connective tissues shrink.

That's part of why cellulite reduction massage is so beneficial, as opposed to topical creams. Most topical creams and lotions only treat the skin's surface. The root of the problem is much deeper than that. Since cellulite massage is intended to reach deeper below the skin, it can be much more useful.

Why It Works

It's important for you to know that a cellulite massage isn't just any old massage. There's a specific method for it. It's designed to be, basically, a way to help your body flush toxins from its system better. By doing so, it also helps to soften up and remove fat cells that cause cellulite dimples on your skin. In order to do that, though, it has to be a deep tissue massage, not a simple rub down.

Essential oils are another thing to think about. Massage therapy can help you to get rid of cellulite dimples, yes. However, if you want to prevent those dimples from coming back, essential oils like lavender are the way to go. Using them on a regular basis can soften and revitalize your skin.

Of course, there are professional massage therapists everywhere. Many of them are capable of giving you a great cellulite removal massage. A lot of people opt for a more convenient solution, though. They use an at home cellulite massager, which is also great for eliminating pesky cellulite dimples.

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