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 18, 2009

Successful Goal Setting

By Janet Smith

If you want to accomplish something in life, you need to be methodical. And the very first that is required is to set a well defined goal for success. You can try this for anything, from scoring well in an exam to winning a chess championship.

Before you go out and set more goals then you can handle, you must take a realistic look at what it is you are trying to attain. I will be going over some helpful suggestions that should aid you in setting goals for success.

When you are setting a goal for success, you must know what you are trying to achieve. You should be extremely thorough when setting up a goal. For the purpose of this article say that we want to shed some of those extra pounds off of the waistline.

Your goal should be like; I want to lose 10 lbs (or whatever your desired weight is). Your goal should be very precise. Be focused for success. Once you are clear about your exact goal, then that can help you get to where you want to be.

Do this with every goal for success that you want to achieve. The more realistic they are the more you will see that success will follow you when you set your mind in the mode to where you want to accomplish something.

Like it would not be wise to set a goal for you to be able to run a marathon by next week, if you have not been training at all, or have not went for a jog in months or years. This is something you will need to build yourself up to, instead of a week, you should try to be able to run a marathon in 5 months, just for example of course.

Another good way to follow through with goals would be to get help from others trying to achieve the same thing. If you are in a big math class and you have an exam coming up, it might be wise to form a study group so every one can meet the goal of passing the test.

This will provide more means of the learning curve for those that have it. You will be able to learn from mistakes and help others that may have a weak point that you do not have, and the other way around also.

I hope that this gives you a better understanding on the steps that you should take when it comes to setting up a reasonable goal for success. The best advice I can give is do not cheat yourself out of accomplishing something, do not let laziness get in the way, stay focused and there should not be any reason for failure.

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