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.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Choosing The Right Organic Mattress

By Liliana Token

The bedroom is one of the places where a person spends the most time. Imagine coming home to sleep on a comfortable, relaxing organic mattress. Some people actually prefer sleeping the floor but I can't understand it personally.

About 1/3 of a persons life is spent sleeping in bed. A mattress is definitely a good investment. Organic mattresses currently promote health and well being as well. The main benefit are the natural ingredients of the mattress.

Some of the natural materials include organic wool, organic cotton and natural lateex. These materials all have varying levels of firmness. Organic mattresses can be of two types: innerspring or rubber. With both types, synthetic and chemical ingredients are avoided.

Not only are mattresses ecofriendly, they are also very beneficial to a person's health. Many chemicals in traditional mattresses used to make it fire retardent may give off invisible fumes. These fumes are really harmful to humans and can cause long term problems.

Another selling point of organic mattresses is that they are long lasting. Up to twenty to twenty-five years of normal wear and tear. They are so comfortable that they can help reduce back pain and regulate the heart rate.

Organic mattresses are also dust mite resistent and allergen free. This is a huge boon for people with asthma and other breathing problems because the mattress doesn't carry any of the things that will aggravate the asthma.

When purchasing an organic mattress, there are several things to consider. One of those things is your body type. There are skinny body frames and bigger body frames. For bigger bodies, you want to get a mattress that has extra padding and comfort.

Organic mattresses are such a good investment for the price range they are at now. There really isn't a price that you can put on your own health. You have to try it to believe it.

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