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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dealing With Breakup Pain: These Tips Will Help You Cope

By Paul Lindquist

Whatever way you choose to view things, dealing with breakup pain is never a fun or easy task. Many people believe that they can control the feelings that accompany a separation, but they later come to find out that dealing with breakup pain is a lot like grieving the loss of a loved one.

When dealing with breakup pain, what's most vital is to deal with the emotions that surround your loss and get through these tough times even when you feel like all is lost.

No doubt that coping with breakups in a relationship is the source of misery for many people. The misery will often last quite a while, especially if the relationship had gone on a while. Adding to the misery is that often times people have to cope with these breakups alone.

Dealing with breakup pain is often helped by the realization that many other people have been through this same situation and survived to tell about it. Knowing this can be an encouragement to you and assist you in dealing with breakup pain. The key is you want to cope with the pain promptly and healthily.

While getting through the pain, you must be persistent in seeking to heal, rather than just giving up on things. Toward this end, you want to stop dwelling on the pain of the breakup, and instead focus on improving yourself and moving forward.

The following steps will assist you to quit dealing with breakup pain by making the situation worse. Keep in mind that the more you focus on the pain of the breakup, the farther away you are from getting past it.

Here are a couple practical ways you can accomplish this:

1. Take a few minutes every day to look at things in your life you can feel good about. Pose better questions to yourself like "what is going on right now I can feel happy about?" "What am I thankful for?" If you take a close enough look, you can always find things in your life that will encourage you.

2. Spend some time reconnecting with your family and friends. This will help you to have some fun and get your mind focused away from the loneliness of the breakup.

These are the people that care about you, and it is important to use their help and support when you are going through a tough time.

So, while dealing with breakup pain, you don't have to do it by yourself. Focus on the positive aspects of your life and make use of your network of loved ones and you will get through the pain of the breakup in the quickest time possible.

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