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.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Trim Down With Liposculpture

By Jayna Davis

I can take a lot of time and effort to look good and stay fit. In today's world, where a simple press of a button or a few clicks of a mouse can get you what you want, it can be an effort to even make an effort. Something as simple as getting up and going out to do the groceries has become a thing of the past for a lot of people; you can get your groceries delivered to you at your door.

There are spots in the body where the flab just doesn't seem to go away, no matter how much diet and exercise a person goes for. Don't worry, that's normal. It's annoying, but normal. One of the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of the extra fat in specific areas is liposculpture.

Of course, there's an alternative to simply letting yourself get enormously, monstrously fat or having to go through all the rigors of diet and exercise: take the surgical route. This is especially useful if you need to trim down quickly. The problem with liposuction though, is that although it gets rid of lots of fat pretty quickly, it's a really invasive and fairly risky procedure, and can often require a stay at the hospital, especially if you get a whole lot of fat removed.

The problem with liposuction is that it's a pretty risky and invasive kind of procedure, and because of that, it can take you out of commission for a while. Also, if all you want to do is get rid of the extra flab you might be carrying around in certain problem areas in your body, liposuction might not be the best way to go.

Liposculpture, on the other hand, could be just the procedure for you. Liposcuplture costs about the same a liposuction, and it follows the same basic principle of well sucking out those bothersome fat cells. It's a lot less invasive though; and it's a lot more precise as well.

Liposculpture uses a surgical technique called the tumescent technique, which involves injecting the fat in the area with a saline solution so that it becomes softer and easier to siphon out. This saline solution usually also serves as a local anesthetic -numbing the area so that you won't feel any pain when the incision is made and the suction device used. Depending on the doctor and the situation, you might not need to take any other anesthetics, which can be really useful, especially if you have allergies.

So, if you're worried about those hard-to-reach places where the fat just doesn't seem to go away, don't worry, there are surgical techniques that can take care of them. Out of all those techniques, liposculpture is the very best. Liposculpture cost for the procedure alone can be anywhere from $1,200, to $6,000, plus professional fees and the cost of the use of facilities, but it's worth the money.

This technique is really effective, and it's so non-invasive, that you don't even have to shell out for a hospital stay!

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