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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Water Filter Replacement Cartridge- Its Just As Important

By Zachus J Winestone

People who are into their health will certainly be pleased with the benefits of filtering their water. However, there is much to do besides merely hooking up the filter. One must also be sure to replace the filter cartridge at appropriate intervals as per the manufacturer's recommendations. The filter removes contaminants from your water, but this process can clog the filter with the dirt that has been removed. A clogged filter does not work as efficiently as it should. This is precisely why one must change the filter replacement cartridge as needed. This will keep your drinking water clean and contaminant free.

Filters are convenient for use in the house because there are several places you can install them depending on your water usage. The most common place to drink from is the kitchen faucet. That is why this is the most important place for you to install a filtration system. There are two main kinds that will do the job of cleaning your water.

The original filter mounts directly to the tap. This is the least invasive, and most economic, option. The filter unit is kept at easy access; making replacement easy. Tap mounted systems screw directly into the end of the faucet. Simply swivel the unit, or push a button to switch between filtered/non filtered water.

The only time you really need to use filtered water is when you want to actually drinking it, like a glass of water or boiling a pot of coffee. If you are cooking with water, doing the dishes, or simply washing your hands, unfiltered tap water is just fine to use. By limiting how much filtered water you actually use, you will decrease the amount of filter replacement cartridges you will have to purchase, thus saving you money.

A larger, less conspicuous water filtration system is one which is mounted under the kitchen sink. All the water which passes through it is filtered. The system and its filter replacement cartridge last longer making the higher price tag worth paying.

An under the sink filtration system will typically be plumbed separately to the back of the sink. This can typically be achieved with a simple steel tube style faucet. In doing this, you allow for a separate drinking faucet, and a dishwashing system.

A different spot that also works well for installing a filtration system is your refrigerator. You are defeating the purpose of using filtered water if you just put unfiltered ice cubes from the ice maker into your water. Using an inline filter will fix this sort of situation. You will need to remember that this will also have a filter replacement cartridge needing service also.

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