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Heartburn is one of those symptoms that seriously commands your attention. First off, it can really hurt. Odds are good that your skin has rarely felt as fiery as your belly may feel during an attack of heartburn. Secondly, while it doesn't actually involve your heart, heartburn can give you the sense that something is amiss deep among your vital organs.
Heartburn can be a problem that you should bring to your doctor's attention. But as painful as this common condition can be, it's also something that you can also help treat and prevent on your own.
Heartburn arises when the contents of your stomach move the wrong way. The food and drink you swallow is supposed to only travel south from your mouth, but during heartburn, food, drink, and stomach juices move upward past the "doorway" between your esophagus and stomach. Your esophagus isn't as naturally protected against this harsh material as your stomach lining, thus it causes pain.
If heartburn strikes you often e...
The single best strategy for allergy symptom relief is to avoid your allergy triggers, things like dust mites, pollen, animal dander and molds. That works better than any medicine experts can dream up.
But it is also one of the hardest things to do for your allergies, because we can never really get rid of our environmental triggers totally. Still, any efforts you CAN make in that direction will definitely benefit you. So, it's worth doing.
Here are five things you can remove from your environment right away to help with allergy relief:
1. Carpeting. Dust mites , one of the most common allergy triggers, love carpets, even throw rugs. They burrow down in the fibers and it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of them, even with vacuuming. So, people with allergies will benefit immensely from removal of carpets in favor of wood, laminate or tile flooring. If you must use throw rugs for warmth, buy machine washable ones and wash them weekly in hot ...
What do medicine cabinets, smoke alarms and people have in common? They all need to have regular check-ups. You’d be amazed at how many prescriptions that expired years ago are lurking in the recesses of people’s medicine cabinets –– or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised. Perhaps you have some of those old medications that you saved “just in case.” Well, now is the time to give your medicine cabinet a thorough check-up. Keeping old medicine around serves no positive purpose and may be inviting trouble The Check-Up Checklist Here is a checklist to help you ensure that your medicine cabinet is up-to-date and all medications are stored properly: Medications should be stored in a dry location, away from sunlight. Although most people keep their medications in either the bathroom or the kitchen, those are actually two of the worst places for medication storage because humidity, heat and ...
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