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, August 13, 2009

Introducing Liposculpture Cosmetic Surgery

By Pier Montague

When it comes to keeping the cosmetic surgery industry moving forward, liposculpture continues to be king. Whether you call in lipoplasty, liposuction, or liposculpture, this fat removing technique continues to treat nearly half a million people each year in the operating room. This what keeps liposculpture as the number one cosmetic surgery options for weight loss every year.

In this article, we will look at the basics when it comes liposculpture. This is intended to be of help for anyone out there curious about the procedure and what it entails to lose weight with such a surgical procedure.

Let's start by breaking down the terminology used here. Liposculpture is the perfect word to describe the surgery. Lipo is from lipid, which is synonymous with fat. Sculpture refers to the methods in which the cosmetic surgeons sculpt the skins appearance after removing body fay from a patient. It all comes together quite nicely!

While implementing the surgery is surely a very complex skill, the basic idea is simple. The doctors will insert a cannula into the body, but first, they'll mark the skin with tiny incisions that the cannula will go through. Once its inside the body, it'll be moved around carefully by the doctor to the fat that will be removed. First it's broken up, and then sucked out. All that while the doctor must be cautious about not accidentally damaging body organs or tissue with the cannula.

The whole point of the surgery then is for a patient to shed some body fat. This makes it sound like the greatest weight loss solution ever invented! The irony though is that doctors are careful to note that this is not a weight loss technique, and not just anyone can stroll in and get it done. A patient must be in good standing health, preferably be thin and already leading a healthy lifestyle. A patient must also abstain from smoking before coming in for surgery.

Also note that the average amount of fat removed is just shy of 10 pounds. This is not a huge amount of fat, meaning that this is no cure or remedy for obesity. Taking out more fat than this from the body exposes the patient to all sorts of risks, and is rarely done.

A nice perk of liposculpture is that it doesn't not knock you down for weeks after surgery. Many people who drive themselves in for a treatment are awake and alert enough to leave when it's all over, driving themselves home without a guardian. This is rare when it comes to surgery. It does though take months for the patients body to balance itself back out and heal from the surgery. When it does though, you will be happy for it!

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