Diagnosis of Acid Reflux

GERD or gastro esophageal reflux disease is what many people commonly refer to as acid reflux disease. This is an illness in which the liquefied contents of the stomach back up into a person esophagus. The regurgitated stomach contents contain acids and pepsin which can cause a very severe damage to the esophagus, although severe damage only happens in a small amount of cases. Once you get acid reflux disease you will likely have it for a long time because it is a chronic condition.

Caffeine Withdrawal and Migraines

Taking in too much caffeine has been found to cause migraines. On the other hand taking in just enough caffeine has been found to successfully prevent migraines. Whats the deal? Caffeine withdrawal is the primary cause of caffeine-related migraines. Therefore, using caffeine as a preventative method in migraine relief can be done in two ways. The first is the easiest, and paradoxically also the most difficult. Simply limit your ingestion of caffeine to zero.

Ice Cream Headaches

Its a funny thing to think that there is a headache that is named after a food we all enjoy. But an ice cream headache is a very real condition with very real symptoms. A man named Daniel Drake wrote the first record of ice cream upsetting the stomachs of some people, of making them too cold or causing a pain in the pharynx, in 1850. At this time ice cream had been available to enjoy in America since the early 1700s.

What is Angina

While many people are familiar with heart disease and the fact that it affects a vast cross-section of the population, few know about the symptom known as angina. It can be agonizingly painful and in this article, well be speaking about angina and letting you know how to identify the symptoms as well as letting you know what you can do to lessen the symptoms. In order to understand angina, you should first learn to be able to recognize the symptoms.

What is Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is a condition where the heart is damaged enough that it is unable to supply sufficient blood to the body. Sometimes simply referred to as shock, this takes place when the heart for whatever reason is not capable of pumping enough blood supply to the rest of the body to fulfill its needs. Cardiogenic shock can come about by a variety of disorders of the heart valves, the heart muscles, or sometimes even the electrical conduction system of the heart.

Stages of Heart Disease

Heart disease is a problem that is faced by many but understood by few. Its the leading cause of death in the United States, and it is important to know all that you can about it in order to keep yourself safe. In this article, well examine the separate stages of heart disease in order to increase your knowledge. There are three stages of heart disease, with the problem growing successively worse from stage one to stage three.

Hypertensive Heart Disease

The common layman knows hypertension as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the name of a condition that raises the bodys blood pressure, but how does this affect the heart? The heart has passed through over a million years of evolution and is the most well designed pump on the planet. The hearts job is to pump blood around the body, without rest, at a constant rate. To pump blood at a constant rate the heart needs pressure to do so, the problem with this is some people have a heart that produces too much pressure to pump the blood.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease kills over 110,000 people in England every year, not the United Kingdom, just England. This figure shows how serious coronary heart disease can be. Coronary heart disease, also known as CHD for abbreviation is the build up of atheromatous plaques (otherwise known as Atheroma, or the accumulation of inflamed cells) in the arteries that send blood to the myocardium. The myocardium is the muscle of the heart.