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, July 29, 2009

Step By Step Hairstyles: Upload Your Picture Select A New Look

By Marc Marseille

Having the right hairstyle that compliments your features not only makes you look better, but you also have a new found confidence that is transparent to others. There are styles that can compliment anyone depending on their features. Making sure that you look your best can be as easy as knowing which hairstyle works best with your features.

There are many features to consider when choosing the hairstyle that is right for you. For example if you had a low to medium hairline, choosing a haircut with a bang would not be right for you. The same example on the other hand is the opposite for someone with a high hair line, someone with a high hair line would be wise to select a haircut that includes a bang to compliment their feature, unless of course their name is Sade'.

It doesn't matter who the person is, everyone has a feature that they wish they could hide or are not to happy about. That is the beautiful thing about hairstyles, you can find a hairstyle to hide or diminish any feature you want. It makes no difference if you are trying to hide large ears, long nose, long neck or a short neck.

The question is how to choose a hairstyle that your are confident will look good on you? The answer is a hairstyle software that allows you to upload your picture to view yourself in different hair dos.

After uploading your picture, you can view yourself in different styles. There is no limit as to how many styles you can choose from. There are several different styles for short hair hairstyles, long hairstyles, mid length hairstyles or even punk hairstyles. The step by step hairstyles software offers assistance in choosing which hairstyle is right for you.

The software also offers tips on grooming and maintaining your new hair do. This will help you in choosing if the expenses meet your budget. After all, having a nice hairstyle that you cannot maintain makes no sense.

The choice of making a change to your hairstyle is huge. Many people identify their hair with their character, so making sure your new look is acceptable is a plus. A hairstyle software will help eliminate some of the guess work.

Knowing how you will look is great, but having the knowledge of your hairstyle is also needed. You would not want to choose a style that you could not afford. That decision would cost you several bad hair days.

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Reviewing Weight Loss Program Effectiveness

By John GilbertGrant

It's been found in many weight loss reviews that high-protein, low-carb diets may be effective for losing weight overall. In fact, many people have had success with this when they've followed the Atkins and South Beach diets, based upon this low-carb principle. According to a weight loss review, ketosis was responsible for the weight loss that occurs with these diets.

In effect, carbohydrates are restricted to less than 40 g a day, which forces the body to release ketones; this signals your body to start burning fat. Because carbohydrates are converted to sugar and stored as fat when metabolized, if they are limited, what you eat won't go to fat stores and you'll burn off the fat stores you have. This is why this diet is so effective, according to the weight loss review.

When eating normally, your metabolism first will burn calories from the food you consume and then store the rest of the carbs or sugars as fat stores for later use. Since the body's preferred fuel is sugars, a high protein, low carb diet forces the body to use what it has and not replenish it from the food you eat.

According to a weight loss review, this was actually found to be a very important to weight loss success. Consider, for example, that most adults eat about 300 g of carbohydrates a day, and when you're not on a diet, this means that a lot of excess can be stored as fat stores that may never be touched.

High-protein, low carbohydrate diets give the body nutrition it needs, but it has to burn stored fat for energy and fuel. In addition, a lot of people find this diet is very easy to stick with because you can eat all the eggs, butter, cheese, meat and low carbohydrate vegetables you want to. Most dieters report that they are satisfied, and have found that their cravings for carbohydrates and sweets diminish or even disappear. This usually takes a few days, according to weight loss reviews.

The reason this is true is that your body is avoiding the insulin highs and lows, which can trigger false hunger cravings. In addition, a high protein, low carb diet can be more filling and satisfying and many people actually feel full on less food than a normal diet, causing you to take in fewer calories. According to weight loss reviews, taking in fewer calories is important to lose weight on any diet, but it is not necessarily needed on a high protein, low carb diet, because there is not much to be stored as fat. The body uses the nutrients it needs and discards the rest.

In the weight loss review of a high protein, low carb diet, most people report losing several pounds in the first week, and there have been reports of 30 pounds lost in a month in some cases, depending on how much you weigh to begin with.

The Atkins diet starts up by restricting cards to less than 20 g per day for the first two weeks, and then gradually increases them as you begin to reach your target weight. It's fairly easy to start this type of diet on your own come if you carefully read labels for carbohydrates. With this type of diet, you can eat anything you want within the guidelines as long as ketosis begins and remains. Ketosis can be implemented and sustained by eating less than 40 g of carbohydrates per day, according to weight loss reviews.

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Ladies Golf Apparel and Fashion

By Rhys Jones

I was perusing one of those 'Golfing for Women' magazines the other day and started wondering where the women are, who wear the golf apparel modeled in women's golf magazines? I've never seen women, professionals included, who would dress in such expensive and outrageous clothing!

It's so simple to spend tons of money kitting yourself out for the sport of golf. Think about hats, sunglasses, gloves, shirts, shorts, socks, windsheeters and shoes, and it is obvious that the costs add up very quickly, even if you do your shopping at cheap online sales. Then you have to factor in the cost of clubs, balls, bag, cart and fees and you have to play a round of golf really quite frequently to keep the "CPU" (cost per use) down to a tolerable level.

One glossy advert showed a beautiful model in very short shorts (like that's allowed on courses!) that cost nearly $300, a golf shirt at almost $600, a jacket by Ralph Lauren at almost $200 and two-toned Utuser shoes costing $400 plus.

That totals just about $1,500! I know that it would be impossible for me to get the CPU on that outfit down to anywhere near a normal level in my entire golfing life! Please don't misunderstand me - I do love clothes and I do really, really love shoes, but I could never afford, nor even want, golf shoes or pants that cost as much as most people's weekly wages.

OK, you need comfy golf shoes that don't look like something your grandmother would have worn, but you can easily find less expensive and still fashionable shoes.

I have bought several really stylish golf outfits, even though none of them are famous brand names. If I were to add up the cost of all of those articles of clothing, it would not come to the price of a Tse golf shirt. Personally, I would prefer to have several trendy outfits than one that is priced way too much.

If I were to wear a $1,500 set of clothes to play golf in, I would just be too worried about getting it dirty or sweating in it to play a proper game of golf.

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Chair Recliners for Body Building Kicks Up Performance

By Matthew Nagel

Are you a serious about body builder? Then you may want to know that regular massage therapy can be a great enhancement to your routine. Regular massage therapy helps to increase muscle tone, improve range of motion, enhances your flexibility and reduces recovery time from injury. Your current routine is probably very disciplined with your diet, exercise and stretching. The addition of regular massage therapy can be the edge you are looking for. If you are not able to consistently see a massage therapist, you may be interested in the convenience and economics of a massage chair recliner.

What are some of the major benefits of receiving regular massage therapy? For body builders in particular, massage therapy helps to increase your body's circulation. This helps to provide more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Additionally, this helps reduce the occurrence of muscle spasms and cramps. If your muscles become overworked or injured, massage helps to soften the muscles and scar tissue. It enhances your flexibility by improving the range of motions of joints. It can reduce the recovery time from hard workouts while also helping to reduce its associated aches and pains. Massage therapy releases your natural pain killer or endorphins which decreases pain.

Would you like to gain an edge over the competition? Sports massages have become very prevalent in most professional and Olympic venues. Top athletes have been prepared before their events with a massage to decrease muscle stiffness and increase their flexibility. Massage also helps increase your circulation which increases your mental alertness and awareness. If you are looking for an edge, then regular massage therapy may just be the enhancement you need.

One of the biggest obstacles of getting regular massage therapy is having to go to a massage therapist. Making time to get a massage in addition to the strict routine most body builders follow is tough. If the massage therapist is not located in the Gym, then more time is needed to go to their location. This where the convenience of massage chair truly shines. A massage chair is available 24/7. You do not need to make an appointment. You can get very frequent massage therapy very conveniently. The key to getting the benefits of massage therapy is receiving it on a frequent basis.

Massage chairs provide a wide range of therapies. Some of the best massage chairs have hundreds of different possible massage therapies available. Some of the most common are Shiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage and acu-pressure massage. Additionally, massage chairs can perform full body massage. A roller system is used for the back, neck and shoulders. The lower body and arms/hands are massaged using an air compression massage. These massage therapies are very effective.

Some advanced massage chairs also have full body heat. Heat can be applied to different sections of the massage recliner. This helps to reduce swelling and help blood flow. Also, there are lower body traction systems. These traction systems will stretch out the lower body from the lower back, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. This is especially relieving after a good strenuous work out. Some massage chairs incorporate music players with headphones so that you can relax in your own environment.

Massage chairs are viewed as luxury items as massage in general is also viewed. The economics of getting regular massage therapy is actually pretty reasonable. A massage therapist can cost you $50 per hour plus tip. Massage chairs can run as little as $3 per hour. Most massage chairs are built for a minimum of 1,000 hours of life, with higher end models much higher. If a massage recliner costs say $3,000 and you get 1,000 hours of massage therapy, then that is $3 per hour. This is very economic.

If you body build, then you really should incorporate massage therapy into your regimen. The benefits of regular massage therapy help you to attain peak performance. Keep your body and muscles in top condition and lessen the chance of injury with regular massage. A massage chair is a great compliment to your arsenal to get regular massage therapy.

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Why Use a Sleep Apnea Machine

By Taryn Brava

When we were young we thought it funny to hear my father snoring all over the house. He worked the 'swing shift" at night and would sleep during the day. Now I know that snoring can be a sign of a severe sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Snoring is an indicator that your airway is not completely open. The sound of a snore is made when the air you breathe in has difficulty pushing past this obstructed area.

Most people who snore do not have severe medical issues. But for 5% of some people this snoring is more serious and is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

Apart from snoring, other signs of obstructive sleep apnea are excessive daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, high blood pressure, being overweight and waking up gasping for breath. Some individuals experience high blood pressure when they first wake up due to insufficient oxygen because of not breathing properly. Awaking up with a headache could be an indicator of a high blood pressure due too sleep apnea.

If a sleep specialist diagnoses you with sleep apnea, one of the best treatment is the sleep apnea machine,which is also known as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine is simple to use as you can have it by your bedside and the air is delivered through a mask over your nose and mouth.

This machine helps by opening your airway to make breathing easier. The use of the sleep apnea machine help stabilize your oxygen levels while you are sleeping. This lets you have a restful night sleep too.

There are serious consequences of leaving sleep apnea untreated. A sleep apnea machine is the optimum choice to maintain your health and overall well being.

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