What is Acid Reflux Disease?

Written by Jeff Lakie

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There are a number of medical tests which your doctor can perform which will confirmrepparttar diagnosis of GERD. After your doctor or healthcare professional has taken your medical history, he or she will most likely conduct an test using an Endoscope, a long flexible imaging instrument. This will allowrepparttar 150148 doctor to visibly exam your esophagus. If you are diagnosed with Acid Reflux disease, there are a number of treatment options available to you, such as making changes to your diet, reducing stress, and taking overrepparttar 150149 counter antacids. Serious cases of GERD may require a prescription drug to reducerepparttar 150150 acid being produced by your stomach, but lifestyle changes are often enough to control symptoms successfully.

Jeff Lakie is the owner of Occasional Heartburn, a website dedicated to matching consumers with acid reflux help.

Water - A Life Essential

Written by Art Waters

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Proper hydration is extremely important during exercise. Adequate fluid intake for athletes, evenrepparttar recreational kind, is essential to comfort, performance and safety. The longer and more intensely you exercise,repparttar 150147 more important it is to drink plenty of fluids. Inadequate water consumption can be physically harmful.

Consider that a loss of as little as 2% of one's body weight due to sweating, can lead to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs,repparttar 150148 heart works harder in order to move blood throughrepparttar 150149 bloodstream. Prehydration and rehydration are vital to maintaining cardiovascular health, proper body temperature and muscle function.

While some people preferrepparttar 150150 taste of water over other drinks, most people find it relatively bland and will stop drinking water before becoming fully hydrated. Water isrepparttar 150151 best, but it only helps you if you drink it. One ofrepparttar 150152 reasons that sports drinks are so popular isrepparttar 150153 fact that they taste good. Many manufacturers only add sugar, flavor and color to attractrepparttar 150154 consumer, even thoughrepparttar 150155 drink contains no electrolytes and is simply flavored water.

The natural choice for hydration is water. It hydrates better than any other liquid, both before and during exercise. Water tends to be less expensive and more available than any other drink. You need to drink 4-6 ounces of water for every 15-20 minutes of exercise. That can add up to a lot of water!

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