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.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Review of Winsor Pilates

By Steve Estes

If you haven't heard of Winsor Pilates before it is one of the best fitness programs around and has an excellent reputation with the worlds top flight exercise trainers. I doubt there will this big of a breakthrough in the world of offline AND online health systems for quite some time.

Many of the top Hollywood and business luminaries are seen exercising and sweating to Winsor Pilates routines in the posh health clubs of the country. There has developed a whole cottage industry revolving around this popular form of exercise. You have available at your finger tips such products as Winsor Pilates DVDS, books, videos, and even internet home study courses.

Just like all forms of popular exercise, Winsor Pilates has those who love it and those who don't. Although I haven't found many critics, Take a look at some selected features and try to tell id this system is the right one for you.

It shouldn't be hard to find a large number of Pilates bloggers giving out their opinions on such things as Pilates machines like the Pilates Reformer or the Pilates Power Gym. Almost evey one that you will read speaks glowingly about using this equipment. I was hard pressed to find many negative reviews.

Pilates really works the core of your body while improving your posture and helping tone your muscles. Some have reported improved digestion as well because of the way this system is designed.

Although most of these positive reviews focus on your total body development, they specifically mention how well they improve your thighs, butt and back. Obviously they include how well it tones your abs as well. Ive heard people mention that going through this workout helps them center their mind, body, and spirit, so you might look for those benefits.

I had a hard time finding any negative reviews of Winsor Pilates. There just doesn't seem to much much bad to say about it. If there was anything it was that the home equipment can run into some money. But that said, those that DID buy it were extremely satisfird with their purchases.

Also some of the lose weight fast crowd didn't like the fact that you have to actually put in time and effort in order to lose any pounds off your middle. Well, guess what? This is the safest way of doing it. I guess some folks would rather just take some potentially dangerous pill rather than actually work for their progress, Winsor Pilates is just not for them anyway.

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A Word on Genital Herpes Treatments

By Sandra Griggs

Searching for genital herpes treatments can be a tricky thing due to the absence of symptoms in some people suffering from herpes. In the case of some patients, providing immediate genital herpes treatments is important because of the possible health complications.

In patients suffering from severe symptoms, genital herpes treatments may be needed right away because some of the symptoms such as blisters or sores may have the tendency to spread to other body parts. The HSV virus likewise thrives in the mucus and can infect any region in the body where mucus is found.

"Herpetic whitlow" or sores that manifest in the hands or fingers because they can spread to different parts of the body through contact with the skin of other people. In this case, effective genital herpes treatments would require wearing of gloves on the hands or fingers.

The HSV virus can spread in the eyes. This condition is known as "ocular herpes" or "herpes keratitis." As it could result to blindness, you need to speak to your doctor so that they can administer the appropriate genital herpes treatments.

It is not odd for a woman experiencing genital herpes outbreaks to suffer from vaginal yeast infections as well. Bear in mind that genital herpes is not a side effect of vaginal yeast infections but it is just incidental that they occur at the same time. When looking for genital herpes treatments, remember that outbreaks does not make you subject to vaginal yeast infections and vice versa.

In some instances, the HSV virus can make their way into the cerebrospinal fluid as well as the other tissues surrounding the brain. If this is the case, genital herpes treatments may also require cure for meningitis or encephalitis. These diseases are extremely fatal and may be life-threatening.

Since genital herpes treatments are aimed towards the immune system, any compromise to it can make the internal organs prone to damage. It is likely to experience complications in the joints, liver, and lung. The same holds true for those who are having cancer, diabetes, HIV, or people undergoing chemotherapy.

When it comes to genital herpes treatments, there is no cause for alarm due to the availability of several alternatives. As much as possible, be honest and open with your condition. With a wide range of sources available, finding genital herpes treatment is relatively easy.

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Getting to Grips with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

By Carl-Peter

Alcoholism - and any addiction for that matter is extremely complex. Getting to the root of what causes alcoholism and addiction certainly isn't straightforward.

Genetic factors and the fact that alcoholism and addiction is hereditary in many cases, certainly does play a role. But that only explains part of the story because ultimately we're all shaped by our environmental influences - parents, family, peers, experiences, media etc.

Now when looking at the role psychology plays in alcoholism and drug addiction - a large part of our psychological makeup is formed in our early childhood years. Primarily through our parents and family environment.

If our family environment is generally loving, supportive and stable through our early years especially, we'll develop a healthy sense of self-esteem, feel generally comfortable in our own skin, and be relatively well-adjusted.

However, if our younger years are filled with some sort of trauma, instability or emotional turmoil - like there being alcoholism in the family, abuse, losing a loved one, our parents separating, or anything we regard as being traumatic - we tend to create all sorts of coping mechanisms to help us deal with that, which can then show up in our lives in a number of different ways.

This could be anything from depression, to various forms of eating disorders, anger, withdrawing into your shell, excessive worrying, and then naturally alcoholism and drug addiction too.

It's pretty likely that if you speak to an addict or alcoholic - that there will be something that happened when they were young that effected them pretty bad. For me having an alcoholic parent was tough to deal with - also because how that impacted on our family.

Naturally it doesn't always happen that way. You'll find many cases, I'm sure, of alcoholics and drug addicts that were brought up in a loving, stable and supportive environment. But hopefully when considering alcoholism and psychology and trying to understand the psychology of addiction - everything will make a lot more sense for you.

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Ultra Sensible Dining For A Ultra Sensible Home

By John Jones

If you?ll notice, most of us are beginning to be health conscious. We often take time to check if the foods that we?re eating are baked or fried. Some are after if it?s sugar-free or fat-free, or maybe it?s on low carbohydrates or not. However, we might not see it but we are just starting to ask the question, is this food healthy?

Surely, when you ask anyone, they wanted something that?s healthy, but the problem is on how you can get these kinds of foods when most of the restaurants you see outside are fast foods. And those who can serve you healthy foods would cost much more compared to their usual menu which is either fried to the deepest amount of oils, or foods that were frozen for hours or even days that its freshness has been long gone.

I think people just have to put some of their time to be able to prepare good foods. You might find it hard at first but surely, when you?re starting to feel healthy, it would be as easy as your everyday ordinary meal.

This is why cooking good foods is important. And for you to make that you must first consider what a healthy food should be.

Cooked foods are still healthy food, its how you cook them that matters. For example, steamed fish is much healthier than fried fish. Or may be you are the type of person who loves to eat French fries with a can of soda, so why not get some potatoes, bake them at home and have some fresh fruit juice. By doing so, you saved your self from too much oil intake.

Most people would say that cooking is for everyone, but not everyone can cook. And I think that those who believe in this just simply hate cooking. So they just gave up right away and didn?t bother trying.

If you notice, people nowadays are starting to be aware of their well being, its true that doing exercise may help you stay fit and healthy but most especially it?s the food that you eat. I know some people who invest on expensive cook wares because they believe that it?s healthier to cook their foods using those compared to ordinary cook wares. Example would be using non-stick frying pans or those that doesn?t need oil when cooking.

So needless to say, healthy life needs healthy foods. So if you want to save yourself from spending too much for being hospitalized and getting medications start a healthy diet now and remember to cook the right way. After all, when you?re healthy, you?ll live longer and enjoy life with your loved ones.

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Maryland Malpractice Lawyer

By Marimaude Malstrom

Physical or psychological damage can be caused by malpractice. It can be temporary or permanent. Contact a Maryland malpractice lawyer if you are victim of negligence by a professional.

Malpractice laws differ from state to state. A Maryland malpractice lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to recover compensation. These lawyers can help pursue a claim.

The negligence of a professional is referred to as malpractice. When there is negligence by a professional, it is evaluated by a specialist in that field. In the state of Maryland, there is a statute of limitations for these types of cases. Contacting a malpractice lawyer right away is important to meet these legal deadlines.

Under Maryland malpractice law, the costs that can be recovered due to negligence includes:

*Impact on life style - the loss of an organ, limb, or vision

*Severe pain or emotional trauma

*Financial effect including wages lost, life care costs, and medical costs

These are just some damages that can be recovered. Maryland does not limit the damages that can be recovered. Every malpractice case is different and a Maryland malpractice lawyer can help recover these damages.

Maryland requires malpractice lawsuits to be pre-screened by a state panel. An professional law firm experienced in malpractice cases will assist the individual in pursuing these often very costly lawsuits.

Professionals specializing in this field can support the case. At this time, the case may be dismissed. Experienced Maryland lawyers will use their financial resources and experts to successfully represent the case.

It is often possible to settle the case without going to trial. The lawyer may be able to negotiate a settlement that is fair to their client and avoid the expense and difficulty of a trial. If the settlement is turned down, then the case goes to trial. Finding a Maryland malpractice lawyer with the experience and resources to best represent your case is critical to a successful outcome.

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