Can Baking Soda or Alka-Seltzer Relieve Acid Reflux?

January 31st, 2015

Bad eating habits and eating the wrong types of food, are usually attributed to the large number of Acid Reflux Sufferers. Acid Reflux or Heart Burn is not a terminal condition.

If it is left untreated, the condition may become chronic, which in turn may lead to future complications that can be dangerous. There are many types of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines available to help with Acid Reflux problems.

Most of them, offer only short-term relief, as they are designed to calm the stomach’s acids on a short-term basis only.

Do Work Related Accidents or Injuries Need to be Reported?

January 30th, 2015

The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.

OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards. The Act was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work.

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration website at http://www.osha.gov/

What are the Types of Hepatitis?

January 29th, 2015

Hepatitis is a terrible illness which affects the liver. There are five different types of hepatitis, which can be caused by five different viruses of the condition.

A is a type that can be cured and there can be no life-long negative effects for the infected person. There are several ways of getting infected with it.

One can come in contact with it by anal-oral sexual activities or by eating food and/or drinking water that has a virus called HAV. This virus causes liver swelling.

B is a virus that can be transferred by a contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other body fluids.

Why is Understanding Menopause So Important if You are Married?

January 28th, 2015

The female body goes through many changes throughout your life and by understanding menopause you will be ahead of the game for this major change.

Menopause is the time when the female body will shut down the reproductive system. This is very normal and most women experience this change between the ages of 45 and 55, however, it can happen sooner and later in some women.

This change simply marks the end of fertility for a woman and is defined by a woman missing 12 menstrual periods in a year.

When are Breathing Treatments the Best Therapy?

January 27th, 2015

The focus of respiratory therapy today is to aid a patient in recovering to a full range of lung function as possible when they are suffering from breathing problems.

The most common conditions that require special breathing treatments include: allergies, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and the more serious COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). These treatments are as varied as the illnesses they treat and their use and the medications they deliver will depend not only on the severity of the illness, but also on the patient’s overall health.

What are the Facts about Tobacco Smoking?

January 26th, 2015

You already know regular smoking is bad for you but do you know how bad it really is?

The poisons inhaled when smoking traditional cigarettes slowly build up in the bodies cells gradually causing damage to them. This is what causes premature aging and the host of other health problems conventional cigarette smoking is known to cause.

Traditional cigarette smokers suffer from lung damage, heart and circulation problems as well as a markedly increased chance of developing cancers. There is a long list of known human carcinogenic substances found in conventional cigarette smoke and many of these carcinogenic materials are known to bond to the DNA and cause
mutations.

Why is Detecting Osteoporosis Early so Important?

January 25th, 2015

Osteoporosis is a medical condition where the bone is caused to lose it’s density. As it develops, the bone starts to become porous and in the end not nearly as strong as it used to be and also very brittle.

Because of this, a person who suffers with it is much more likely to have bone fractures even with the slightest of injury.

Osteoporisis has earned the nickname ‘The Silent Disease’ because it does not cause any pain and develops very slowly.

How do you Differentiate Between Anxiety, Depression and PTSD?

January 24th, 2015

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has the ability to ruin your quality of life, if you allow it to do so. It can be an emotional roller coaster that leaves both you and those who are close to you mentally and physically drained.

The symptoms of PTSD are both severe and alarming. To make matters even worse, some of the symptoms make no logical sense to someone who does not have or understand what PTSD is.

If you suffer from PTSD, you know that both depression and anxiety be are a big part of this serious disorder. You can be up and then you can be down. You cannot sit still and you cannot seem to get out of bed.

Why is Sleep Apnea a Serious Health Problem?

January 23rd, 2015

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. When it is diagnosed early, it can be treated before it is too late.

How do you know that you have this condition?

First you need to get a feedback from your partner about how you sleep during the night. Does your partner have any concerns about your snoring and especially about how you breathe while you are asleep?

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, then it is highly probable that you are suffering from this sleeping disorder.

What are the Differences Between Herpes, Shingles and Chickenpox?

January 22nd, 2015

Herpes, shingles and chickenpox are commonly interchanged words, since they are related to each other.

Shingles is actually the herpes zoster virus, a kind of skin condition which comes from the virus which originally caused chickenpox in a person.

Shingles is common in adults, specifically in those aged 50 and above. It causes the skin to develop rashes which are painful and irritating. It is caused by the same virus which caused chickenpox in the person.

The chickenpox virus remains in the body and comes back with a vengeance as shingles. It can therefore not be passed from one person to another who already had chickenpox.

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