The symptoms of angina or chest pain can be very alarming to alarming and may cause people to panic. Rather than just plain panicking, a little bit of knowledge and careful assessment is needed to be able to receive appropriate treatment. Any chest pain should be addressed and should not be neglected. Continue reading
What if you stop smoking at this very moment? Have you ever thought about the benefits it could cause to your body, to society, and to the environment? Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is a cool thing. Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is legal indoors. Continue reading
Asthma Attacks, Yet Again.
Asthma is one of those common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes airway hyperresponsiveness, mucosal edema, and mucus production. This hyperresponsiveness and inflammation ultimately leads to recurrent episodes of asthma symptoms which are cough, chest tightness, wheezing, and difficulty of breathing (dyspnea). Asthma is different from other obstructive pulmonary diseases in that it is largely reversible. This can be reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. People suffering from asthma may have asthma symptom-free episodes alternating with acute exacerbations, which can be very dangerous too. Acute exacerbations can last from minutes to days. Continue reading
Many people experience acid reflux. It is a health condition wherein the lining of your esophagus is damaged. It is very difficult to enjoy your day and go about your activities when acid reflux happens. When you have this digestive disorder, you always have to worry about eating instead of actually enjoying your food. When you have acid reflux, you get heartburn (burning feeling in your chest); you regurgitate food back to your mouth from the gullet; you have difficulty swallowing; you have sore throat; you get asthma; and your teeth get eroded because of the stomach acids that get to your mouth.
Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are very prevalent ailments these days. High levels of stress and activity cause these to spring up. Ulcers, hyperacidity, and reflux disease are two of the most common ones that you may encounter on a regular basis already. One medical treatment used to counter these gastric conditions is the use of Famotidine tablets. Before you even think of taking Famotidine tablets, you should discuss your symptoms very well with your doctor first. Your suspected heartburn may be very similar to early signs of myocardial infarction. Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and stomach problems.
Health has always been considered as the greatest wealth that anyone could ever have. If you have perfect health, then you could do anything that you could possibly can to improve your life. You could work and be productive. You could have the chance to enjoy the fruits of your long, hard labor with your loved ones and friends. But there are some diversions that prevent you from having all these—vices.
Although gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition and well known among the public, not only the recognition of its signs and symptoms should be emphasized, but also the pathophysiology – how it occurs – its treatment, and also the complications that can possibly bring about if GERD is not being managed properly. Continue reading
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in relation to the digestive system, where the content from not only the stomach, but also from the gall bladder and pancreas, back-flow up into the esophagus. This disease causes various symptoms that people might miss out and with time as the disease progresses, the symptoms might become bothersome or severe. It is indeed a very common phenomenon among the public. Words like “heart burn” or “acid reflux” are well known complaints that we often use. But what is really going on? Continue reading