Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when the contents of the stomach flow back into the food pipe irritating the lining of the esophagus. GERD is the consequence of chronic acid reflux or heartburn. Acid reflux is usually such a common problem that you would think it easy to treat. But sometimes, the symptoms are not so obvious, making it easy to mistake it for something else. While in most situations, GERD symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes, if left untreated, it can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to cancer. Therefore it is essential that you are aware of the common and hidden symptoms of GERD.
Having a hot cup of coffee or tea is a great way to start the day, but in South America, you’ll find people waking up to a cup of special herbal brew called Yerba mate. The Yerba mate is said to be more stimulating than coffee, offering all the health benefits of tea and giving you the euphoric feeling you get when you consume chocolate. Its no wonder that this drink is referred to the “drink of the Gods.” This unusual brew is more popular than coffee or tea in states like Uruguay, Argentina and southern Brazil and is even considered the national drink in some regions.
Nail biting is a habit that starts out during childhood and often continues into adolescence before easing out in adults. It is an extremely unpleasant activity that usually has a negative impact on a person’s appearance. Biting nails regularly can cause severe damage to the nails. Bacteria can easily be transferred between the mouth and the fingers and infections can grow under the nails. In young children, it can also affect the gums and cause weakness in the teeth and poor alignment. Therefore it is important to kick the habit before it becomes a problem. In our article you’ll learn some iportant techniques on how to stop biting nails.
One of the most common effects of stress is binge eating or eating comfort foods – foods that are high in carbs and fat. Trying to overcome your anxiety with a bucket of ice cream or a bag of chips may give you instant relief. Once the effects wear off, you’ll be left dealing with mood swings, irritability, and more stress. You should turn to superfoods.
Moods are a common emotion in life. You may be happy and ecstatic one minute and then become gloomy and sad the next and that’s okay. However, sometimes these mood swings take on dramatic proportions resulting in “great highs” and “deep lows”. These can be the first symptoms of bipolar disorder. They become so intense that they prevent a person from functioning normally. These episodes of highs and lows can happen erratically or last for months and days. Such extreme mood swings are indicative of a mood disorder called bipolar disorder or manic depression.
Stress is a part of everyday life. A little bit of it can keep you active and alert, helping you perform better, but long term stress can have a detrimental effect on your health. Although you cannot control all the stressors in your life, you can manage them effectively by changing the way you respond to them. Effective stress management techniques usually involve relaxation of the body and conditioning of the mind. Here are some powerful relaxation techniques you can follow to calm your body and reduce your general anxiety.
A child’s life should ideally be blissful and carefree, but that isn’t always the case. Teenagers in particular, go through a lot of physical and hormonal changes. They feel great, planning their future one minute and then looking hopelessly lost and melancholic the next. Peer pressure, parental conflicts, the need to be seen as successful and other factors can put undue pressure on teenagers making them moody and irritable and can cause first signs of depression in teens.
One of the best natural remedies for anxiety anxiety and stress is to pop a pill or two. However, anti-anxiety pills can lead to other complications such as sleep loss, lack of concentration and withdrawal symptoms. Studies published in leading journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association and New England Journal of Medicine show that herbal remedies for anxiety are gaining popularity and are safe to use.
Everyday events in life can cause anxiety. Having a one-on-one with your boss, going on a blind date, taking part in a competition… any event…