Light-headedness - dizzy; Loss of balance; Vertigo
If you tend to get light-headed when you stand up:
Avoid sudden changes in posture.
Get up from a lying position slowly, and stay seated for a few moments before standing.
When standing, make sure you have something to hold on to.
If you have vertigo, the following tips can help prevent your symptoms from becoming worse:
Keep still and rest when symptoms occur.
Avoid sudden movements or position changes.
Slowly increase activity.
You may need a cane or other help walking when you have a loss of balance during a vertigo attack.
Avoid bright lights, TV, and reading during a vertigo attacks, because they may make symptoms worse.
Avoid activities such as driving, operating heavy machinery, and climbing until 1 week after your symptoms disappear. A sudden dizzy spell during these activities can be dangerous.
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Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux occurs by itself but it is also common for reflux symptoms to be packaged with other symptoms and conditions. You probably have the typical reflux symptoms such as heartburn, a bad taste in the mouth, the sensation of food coming up your throat and burping. You may have some additional symptoms that are worrisome and interfere with your day to day functioning.
What should you do if you have gastroesophageal reflux and other worrisome symptoms? First, it is important to report these symptoms to the doctor or your medical team. The symptoms may be related to your condition or a side effect of your medical treatment. It is possible to have gastroesophageal reflux and another medical condition. Unfortunately, it may take some additional visits to the doctor and testing to figure out how to manage and treat the symptoms.
For instance, you may have reflux and one or more of these symptoms:
I'm always entertained when I have dinner with one of my friends. She has this habit of ordering fried foods and using paper towels or napkins to pat down all her fried foods from french fries to pizza. Since she knows I like to eat healthy she will on many occasions proudly show me her oiled up napkin and say "Kenn, I just removed fifty percent of the fat" So is patting down greasy food this effective?
I've seen her do this so many times, (and I know I'm not the only one) So I finally decided to investigate this phenomenon of patting fried or oily foods down as a way to significantly reduce the fat content. While I did not find anything hardcore, I came across a study by the Georgia-Pacific Health Smart Institute that said that "patting pizza with paper towels can be an effective way to help remove excess grease". Their results revealed that patting the surface of a pizza with an absorbent paper towel can remove up to 14% of total fat and up to 17...
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