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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Accommodations Choices for a Breckenridge Vacation

By Monique Mertrandes

Deciding on your lodging for a Breckenridge vacation can be overwhelming because there are just so may attractive options available. Online searches typically generate thousands of links to ski-in, ski-out accommodations, vacation homes, hotels and other kinds of places you can stay in during your vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado. To be able to make a good choice, it is a must to have a good understanding of the features of the options under consideration.

Hotels: Typically, American hotel rooms have a night table and television, sometimes with a refrigerator and a coffee maker. Paying for a hotel room entitles you to easy access of such wonderful amenities as boutiques, spas, a gym, and restaurants a short distance away. The drawbacks are there for sure, especially if you long for more breathing space or some privacy. A hotel accommodation is typically just your room so; brace yourself with the prospect of having your travel companions park themselves there for some indoor activities. If you intend to go on a long trip, a hotel room may make you become a little claustrophobic still, if you are preparing for only a few days trip, booking a hotel room might be the best course of action.

Condominiums or Townhomes: In places with skiing facilities similar to Breckenridge, the widely offered lodging accommodations are condominiums or townhouses. Every unit has a bedroom and the other basic parts of a comfortable house. However there are downsides similar to those encountered when staying in hotels " you encounter fellow guests along the hallways, next door, then above and below your unit but you must not overlook the advantages, too. Like in hotels, you can also enjoy the use of bath tubs or swimming pools. In addition, you also get your own working kitchen so that you do not only save money; you also get to feed your companions with their favorite food. Plus there is surely more breathing space for more people than in a hotel room.

Rented Vacation Home: A vacation home that is single-detached allows you to have more space, the furnished basic rooms of a house just like in a condo, but away from the prying eyes of some neighbors. Renting an entire house is the answer to your need for privacy plus the comfort of a real home but without the obligation of paying the mortgage. However, a hot tub or pool is not highly probable. The location should be one of the major considerations in deciding to choose a vacation home. While hotels and condos may offer proximity to ski resorts as part of lodging and recreational complex, vacation homes could be located farther, out of the way. Whether the location of your chosen lodging is a benefit or a drawback maybe contingent on what you plan to do during your vacation.

Ski-in, Ski-out: Some condos and hotels have ski-in, ski-out accommodations. Here, you practically stay on the slopes because you can begin skiing as soon as you step out of your door. Such kind of accommodation will clearly cost more, but it is still highly recommended by those who have tried the service.

Its almost unlikely to make the wrong plan for your Breckenridge vacation since there is almost something for everyone. It will definitely help you arrive at a suitable plan if you have envisioned what you want to happen during your vacation in Breckenridge. The best ways to find your options are through rental companies or by searching the internet. A bit of preparation will help a lot for you to discover the options that measure up to your expectations during your Breckenridge vacation.

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