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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cure Cataract - Myth Or Truth

By Evgania Mehler

It's truth - you can cure cataract ! And you don't have to suffer from poor vision because of cataracts or be at the mercy of eye surgery to remove them. Now they can be prevented from ever happening in the first place.

Do you belong to the baby boomer generation? If so, you might start thinking about how to prevent cataracts. This seems to be the age group that cataracts favor. Most baby boomers are into natural remedies and now there is one for preventing cataracts. The baby boomer generation is the "it can't happen to me" generation, so they don't think about their eyes. Well, now is the time to start thinking and doing.

Cataracts take their time forming and usually are not accompanied by pain. Therefore, they are pretty well formed before most people are aware of them and seek help. If left untreated, they can lead to blindness.

Cataracts form within the eye rather than on it, as most people believe. It is most common in people over age 60, but in some cases can be noticed in younger patients. Some forms of eye injuries, infections, steroidal use, and substance abuses can cause earlier formation.

There are some medical causes for cataract formation also. Diabetes is the biggest one. It can cause severe damage to your eyesight, if it is not kept under strict control. Myotonic dystrophy or Wilson's disease are two other medical conditions that can increase the risk of cataracts in younger people.

What if someone told you that you could prevent or cure cataract just by good nutritional habits? Would you believe them? Well, it's true. Healthy eating habits combined with vitamins and minerals are essential to your ocular health in preventing cataracts.

Read this article to find out more about how to cure cataract without undertaking laser eye surgery.

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