When a muscle in the body is stretched out beyond its capacity, it reacts to protect itself from damage or tear by contracting, causing a muscle spasm. Even though spasms are extremely painful, there are usually short lived and go away within a week or two. Spasms can occur in different parts of the body leading to different symptoms. In this post, we’ll discuss the causes for muscle spasms in neck and shoulders and how to effectively treat them.
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.
We all have sleepless nights at some point or another in our lives. Causes of insomnia can be various. This may be due to stress, work overload, or a problem you’re struggling to cope with. But when your sleeping pattern is hampered on a regular basis, affecting your overall health, it is termed insomnia. The inability to sleep for prolonged periods can be a sign of a more severe sleep disorder.