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 12, 2009

Wrinkle Cream Reviews

By Anamka Tena

A flawless skin is everybodys wish, but as we get old, we get all these aging signs and wrinkles. A healthy skin is an indicative of healthy lifestyle as well. To know the best wrinkle cream it is important that one ahs the knowledge of what are the best options available in the market? This is where wrinkle cream reviews are very helpful as they give you the evaluation of all the products available in the market. One does not have to necessarily purchase one product to know about as one has the option to go to the net and study about the products available. It can be a real challenge to work through all that information to pick the best wrinkle cream.

One is bound to get confused among the flurry of product that is available in the market. Selection of the right product is very necessary because everyone has a different skin tone and texture. It Is not only about skin but also about the money that you invest. A lot of research is generally put in to write a good review about a product. Thus, you can trust these reviews. This is why wrinkle cream reviews are so important.

Some people think that no wrinkle creams work, but this just isn't true. Letting that sort of idea absorb you is never good, so it's important to have a positive view on things when you're trying to find the best cream. However, the wrinkle creams do have their impact on the skin texture because often it has been seen that people who use resveratrol have a better blood circulation in the skin tissues, which is the primary need to revitalize the skin. However, letting a negative perception about the product may not be a good idea.

We all know that taking chances with your skin can often be the biggest mistake you can make. Skin care products can cost you a lot so choose an effective one is very important.

Before buying an anti wrinkle cream it is very essential to know how wrinkles are formed. When you combine this knowledge and read plenty of wrinkle cream reviews you've got the best chance of finding the most effective anti wrinkle cream for your own circumstances.

It always pays off to put in some extra effort to beat those wrinkles, too. Having a consultation with a dermatologist can really pay off if you're trying to find an effective cream, as they can advise you about the most suitable skin products for your skin.

Honest Resveratrol Ultra Review

By Rita Malik

For years, we've been told that drinking wine, and in particular red wine, was beneficial to your health. A lot of people assumed that it might be the alcohol in the wine that was providing the health benefits. However, they couldn't have been more wrong.

Recent trials and studies in the lab have pretty much shown conclusively that the health benefits, we're getting from that wine are from the antioxidants, the polyphenol, and above all else, the resveratrol ultra.

So finally we know what it is in the wine that is responsible for things like the French Paradox and other mysteries relating to how people who eat a less than ideal diet still manage to remain largely free of the kinds of diseases and health problems that afflict so many Americans.

It wasn't known until recently just how powerful resveratrol actually is. We now know that it's as much as 50 times more powerful than vitamin C, for example, and has been shown to do everything from protect against cancer to slow down -- dare, I say reverse -- the aging process.

Pretty good stuff. Now, the only problem with resveratrol is the way most people get it -- through that wine that we mentioned above. This is because in order to get sufficient quantities of resveratrol to get the maximum benefit, you have to drink many, many bottles of wine every day. While this may sound like fun, the amount that you have to drink would quickly lead to other health problems that even resveratrol ultra couldn't solve.

The bottom line is that the alcohol in the wine has the potential to largely undo the benefits of the resveratrol extracts. Your body has to work at extra hard to remove the toxicity associated with the alcohol you're drinking. And when that happens, it's pretty obvious that you're probably doing more harm than good, even if you are getting a decent amount of resveratrol in the bargain.

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Early Symptoms Of Arthritis - If I Have These Symptoms Do I Have Arthritis

By Lizzie S Joyner

It can be scary going to the doctor, but you can be in and out quicker if you are able to give your doctor accurate descriptions of you problem. Be sure to tell him or her when the problem started and if there are any times the pains seems worse. Also knowing these common arthritis symptoms will make you realize when to make a doctors appointment or not. Generally, the earlier your doctor knows about your arthritis symptoms, the earlier you can be accurately diagnosed and get effective treatment.

Joint discomfort is the biggie of arthritis symptoms. Arthritis is an umbrella term for over one hundred sorts of inflammations of the joints. Joints, in this situation, don't refer to any herbal smokes, but to the natural hinges of your body. Joints and, joint discomfort, are in your wrists, ankles, hips, neck, fingers, knees and shoulders. This is generally a pain you have never had before while performing jobs that you never previously had any issues doing,e.g. opening a bottle or turning the pages of a book or walking up a flight of steps.

Joint rigidity is another of the major arthritis symptoms to watch out for. Limbs and joints that previously not hurt while moving not only hurt, they do not want to move. This may be adapted like a hand refusing to uncurl from a fist position you made as you slept to not having the ability to move a leg. You move ( or can't move ) more like the Tin Man in The Magician of Oz before he is getting his dose from the oil can. This may improve across the day, and frequently becomes worse in the cold.

Physical joint changes are other common arthritis symptoms, though they don't happen to everybody with the beginnings of arthritis. The unpleasant places of your body become visibly distended, more red or stained and extremely tender, frequently to the point at which the one thing they can put up with touching them is air.

In order to diagnose you and get you the help you want as fast as practicable, your doctor will also have to know your medical history and the medical histories of your sisters and brothers, if at all possible. If they are ready to chat about the topic, ask and write down what your parents or sibling remember about when their arthritis started and what sort of arthritis it was diagnosed as.

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Acne Myths......Fact Or Fiction?

By Barry Crewse

Time has come to clear some of the rubble surrounding the cause and cure of acne. You see, misinformation will only lead you down the path of frustration and discouragement. You will never receive the radiant skin you so desire based on hearsay and snake oil. Misinformation is everywhere. I shudder at some of the things I read online or even hear within my own peer groups. Maybe you have heard and read about them to so keep reading and lets get to the bottom of it all. Remember, knowledge is power and power will help you end the breakouts!

1. The Old Soap And Water Theory

Back when I was a kid I can't tell you how many times I heard that one. I was convinced that if you just scrubbed your skin off...viola! A great complexion. Truth is acne only gets worse the more you scrub. It does eliminate dirt and bacteria.....and that is important but in the end it only lead to dry, cracked, irritated skin that will open you up to infection and a worse crop of acne.

Remember, over production of sebum is the main culprit behind the zit problem. It is essential that you keep your skin clean and dry as this will help you in your battle over acne. Always try and wash your face twice daily and pat dry with a soft towel. Be aware of the soap you are using. The skin on your face is very sensitive and even a mild reaction to harsh cleansers will have a negative effect. If you are looking for products that are gentle on your skin I will be posting a review and recommendation page shortly. I will explore all types of products, treatments, and remedies. My reviews will remain completely unbiased and non sponsored. I will be spilling the beans on whether my research reveals as to their effectiveness. Come back often or better yet subscribe to my RSS feed. See how all those products you see advertised hold up under scrutiny.

2. Chocolate Gives Me Pimples!

Again, I have head this one for as long as I can remember. Coca Cola, most fried foods and pizza fall into this one as well.

First off, we are all genetically different. What affects one will not affect another. Chocolate happens to be very high in fat and sugar. Some people will attribute that to acne. At this point in time there are absolutely no studies that point to food as a cause of acne. NONE except this one exception and that is milk. Particularly low fat milk and mainly in pregnant or menopausal women. Most researchers agree that hormones and other additives in cows milk may be the main cause. Studies are ongoing as of this writing. Could chocolate be a link in a chain that causes acne in some people. Maybe. I think it has more to do with genetics and don't go and confuse food allergies to acne. Minor allergic reactions can mimic the symptoms of acne. There have been some indigenous cultures in times past who have never had a case of acne across their entire population line. Did diet play a role? Studies have been inconclusive thus far and I can tell you that the Hershey bar in my pantry will not survive the night!

3. Popping Pimples Makes Them Go Away Faster

This myth present a couple of problems. First popping the zit will get rid of the pus, relieve the pressure and swelling and make the zit appear smaller. Something we all want right? Remember the finger and bacteria thing I mentioned earlier? Second, most people apply way to much pressure. They squeeze and pinch until they make their face bleed. All they have accomplished is more tissue damage and help spread the infection all over their face. If you can use a sterile needle and disinfecting wipes you will usually heal faster. Not doing it this way will only make it worse. The bad news is that most people do not do it the right way so health care professional try and discourage treating acne in this fashion.

4. Tanning Helps Clear My Skin

The fact is that the sun in very harsh on your skin especially if you are over exposed. The sun can cause premature aging, skin cancer and a host of other problems. It can actually lead to increased outbreaks of acne. Always try to use what is called nonacnegenic SPF sunscreen before venturing into the sun for prolonged periods of time. More on nonacnegenic's will be posted on my products page.

5. Makeup Will Give You Acne

Long ago there may have been a bit of truth to this. I suspect it was more an irritant than a cause though. Today there are tons of nonacnegenic makeup on the market that are designed to be kind and gentle to your face. Using them properly should prevent any kind of acne problem. Some brands even contain popular over the counter ingredients used to fight acne and also serve to conceal your acne as well. If you suffer from moderate to severe acne you should consult with your health care professional about the use of makeup until you achieve some level of suppression. Generally speaking, makeup does not in any way cause acne.

6. More Medication Means Quicker Healing

Nothing could be further from the truth. Acne medications use powerful drying agents. Overuse of these medications will result in dry irritated skin. That will result in a worse case of acne. Be especially careful if you are taking oral medications. That could be dangerous! It can take a couple of months before you see results taking oral medications so have patience. If your topical medication is not working to your satisfaction try something else. There are lots of alternatives. Something will work for you. One more thing. Do not stop taking your prescribed mediation early because you think your acne is gone. This could lead to a recurrence that may be worse in the long run.

7. Sex Causes Acne

Don't believe It. This myth can be traced all the way back to the 1700's. It was spread about to try and discourage teenagers from hooking up. Can you imagine how many innocent teens were persecuted for having a raging case of acne back then! Although it is true that hormones play a prominent role in acne it has absolutely nothing to do with sexual activity.

Well, there you have it. The acne Myth Busters. I hope I have answered some of your questions and have given you information that will help you in your quest for beautiful skin.

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Causes Of Female Infertility: Revealed

By Lisa Olson

Find out the various causes of infertility in females in this article.

Female infertility can be caused due to various reasons. The causes range from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which is actually the most common cause for infertility in women. It covers around 75% of the population. Anovulation or ovulation problems, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Gonadal Dysgenesis, Luteal Phase Defect, Endometriosis, Cervical Stenosis, Uterine fibroids, Menopause, Premature Ovarian failure and also old age are also the highly probable causes of female infertility .

Also known as PID, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in a woman results from bacterial infections on her reproductive organs, intestine within the pelvic area and appendix. The fallopian tube gets blocked as the infection reaches there. This result in turn blocks the egg in it s way to uterus and thus, causing infertility. Caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis, PID is a Sexulally Transmitted Infection (STI). Its medical name is Salpingitis.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID may also be caused by Pelvic Tuberculosis. This is more common in the developing countries where tuberculosis has become a growing health hazard. Causes of female infertility can also be the after-effects of abortion when done under non-sterile conditions. In such conditions where a woman's reproductive organs are exposed to various infective organisms, she may catch infections and eventually become infertile.

There is another major cause, called Endometriosis leading to female infertility and it covers about 30% of infertility cases in women. Though it remains to be clinically proven whether Endometriosis is the sole cause of sterility in women, or it is one of the reasons that lead to sterility. But the basis on which it is linked is most of the women who are victims of this disease have been found out to be infertile.

Another very Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS t common cause of female infertile is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. Women suffering from this syndrome produce very high amount of androgen, a male hormone. This increased androgen production lowers the level of follicle-stimulating hormone resulting in failure to produce a matured egg. To add to the problem, the failed follicles begin to swell up with fluids and ultimately results in formation of cysts. With more and more follicle turning into cysts, the ovary tends to become larger till it resembles a grapefruit. This not only causes infertility but also produces a host of other complications.

Sometimes nature may also play a negative role in providing normal ovarian function in the form of Premature Ovarian Failure in a woman. It is witnessed by depletion of follicles that start much earlier than the usual menopausal age. It is clinically referred to as Early Menopause and is considered to be a very significant cause of female infertility. These women have very little chance of conceiving without appropriate fertility treatment.

Women who are suffering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea are also likely to become infertile because of the absence of menstruation that is caused by some disturbance in the thyroid gland and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system, both regulating the reproduction process in a woman.

Uterine fibroids, especially which develop under the uterine cavity lining are known as sub-mucosal uterine fibroid. This can cause miscarriage, heavy bleeding and can also lead to infertility in women. In Cervical Stenosis and Non-receptive cervical mucus, both of which are kinds of Cervical Infertility, the sperm fail to pass through the mouth of uterine opening due to obstructions or stenos. It also fails to travel to the uterus on account of inhospitable cervical mucus.

The fact is that female infertility cannot be cured by therapies and treatments that are conventional because it just tends to suggest medications and assisted reproduction techniques rather than finding out the real causes of female infertility. Holistic remedies on the other hand searches for the real cause of infertility in the female body and then suggests its remedies. The remedies can range from Chinese medicines to diet changes to acupuncture to exercise and even useful herbs. Over the years, holistic remedies have proved to be a better approach to treat female infertility and have offered better results as well.

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