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, July 27, 2009

The Causes Of Acne Imbalance Of Skin Physiology

By Blake Seifert

Acne is an imbalance of several factors in skin physiology, which are related in the sebaceous gland of the skin. When your body is in perfect harmony small amounts of oil develop and are released on the skin. However, when too much oil is produced in these glands problems occur.

Since the sebaceous gland is deep down in our skin the oil has nowhere to go, which means it just builds up and gets infected with bacteria. This will eventually lead to acne.

One of the bigger factors in acne is skin bacteria. Bacteria always floats around and on top of the human skin never doing any damage. However, if just a little bit of the bacteria gets trapped beneath the skin, the bacteria will begin to react immediately with the oil causing a severe outbreak. A lesser known factor involves the presence of fatty acids. These kinds of acids can be very irritating to the skin and may also affect acne outbreaks.

When acne begins to breakout there are many warning signs. Redness, swelling, and inflammation of the skin will occur. When an actual zit begins to form, the body will try to attack and kill the bacteria inside the zit. This is what causes the formation of a white substance around the top of the pimple. Also, as the pimple grows out from the bacteria inside, it also grows deeper into the skin and even sideways causing swelling around the infected area.

What causes acne? Nobody really has an exact answer for that question, but there are many theories out there. Some people have increased oil production in their cells which eventually leads to acne problems in the future. Others have serious skin bacteria problems that cause the disease. However, the leading cause of acne is genetics.

If acne is in your chromosomes, then there will be a good chance of that chromosome being passed onto you. Surprisingly enough, most people think environmental factors are what produce acne. Well that's just not true. Chocolate has never been found to have any influence on the development of acne in humans and neither has fried food. If its in your genes your probably going to get the skin disease.

Hormones also play a huge part in acne development. Men are more likely to have bigger outbreaks of acne because of the high amounts of excess oil they produce. The teenage years can also be one of the worst times for acne outbreaks. Many young teens are going through puberty and their bodies are producing an excess of everything including skin oil.

In most cases acne will go away on its own, especially if you get the acne when you are a teenager. Most kids go through puberty with acne problems, but once they hit their early 20s the disease subsides and their face clears up. This is not always the case, but it should be noted.

Acne can be treated with modern medicine and acne products these days. However, if none of those tactics work, please see a dermatologist.

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