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.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meditation: A Marvel Of Science And Spirituality.

By Trevor Johnson

In the busy world of today where people are finding it increasingly hard to spare time for themselves, spending hours in gym or some other contemporary fitness mean sounds a little difficult. Plus, it's not the body alone that bears the brunt of increased lifestyle pressure; mind gets its fair share too. So the need of the hour is something that can relax your mind and soul and hence making you stronger and more able to cope with this pressure. This is the rise of meditation.

Meditation isn't a modern day invention; it's been around for ages. Apparently, saints of India are known to have been practicing meditation and yoga techniques for thousands of years now. However, the reason of a sudden growth in the popularity of such alternative techniques is the increased awareness amongst human population about its various short and long-term positive effects.

So now when everyone seems to want to start meditating, the key question is how to begin meditating. For somebody who is just starting with it, getting spiritual reads is a good idea. A person needs to be inspired and motivated to do it. And remember, the more you put your faith in the concept, the better it works for you.

In general terms, meditation is to take human soul to an imaginary point of vacuum. It's a condition where the mind is at its peak yet free of any and all thoughts. Once people are able to attain this state of mind and soul through meditation, they get supreme control over all their desires. If a human is able to achieve this state nothing can bother them; well, at least not mentally.

Those who are new at meditation should learn how to do it properly. Dawn is considered the best time for meditation. Also, you must be completely at rest, both mentally and physically, to practice meditation properly.

You should be comfortable to practice meditation and enjoy the entire activity to your fullest advantage. You mind should be clear and clean so that your efforts are genuinely rewarded with tranquility of mind.

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