Tag Archives: colon cancer

Anatomy of a Colon

There’s tons of chatter about digestive issues like heartburn, intestinal gas and constipation – but do we really know how our digestive systems function? We monitor what we eat and what we drink, but the scientific facts and figures tend to get shoved under the rug. In order to learn the facts about digestion, it’s crucial to know how our … Continue reading »

Pistachios Aid Digestion

You’ve probably heard pistachios are good for you, but did you know they could aid in colon health as well? Recent research has shown green-tinged nuts (such as pistachios) to be aids in growing the bacteria you need to better digest food. And the better your digestive system is working, the less likely you are to develop hemorrhoids. The bacteria … Continue reading »

Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Hemorrhoids

When it comes to hemorrhoids, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. There’s lots of false information out there, so it’s good to have a few facts when it comes to treating and preventing, hemorrhoids. First of all, hemorrhoids can be a one-time issue. Just because you have them once doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life of … Continue reading »

Dealing With Hemorrhoids? Separate Fact From Fiction

When it comes to hemorrhoids, are the rumors true? Much like with other health concerns, popular myths tend to make their way through the grapevine, but that doesn’t mean they’re accurate. If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids and want reliable facts, be aware of these common rumors: Hemorrhoids can’t happen to young people. Although the vein walls become weaker as aging … Continue reading »

Preventing Polyps Differs From Avoiding Hemorrhoids

Because hemorrhoids and colon polyps share similarities, it’s important to know the facts. Colon polyps rarely exhibit symptoms, but when they do, they are similar to the signs of hemorrhoids. If you experience rectal bleeding or constipation, think twice before chalking it up to hemorrhoids. The shape and size of the growth is also relevant when deciphering between hemorrhoids and colon … Continue reading »

Polyp or Hemorrhoid? How To Tell The Difference

If rectal pain or bleeding occurs, many people chalk it up to hemorrhoids. But should you be so quick to judge? While hemorrhoid symptoms seem obvious, it is a lesser-known fact that colon polyps share some of the same signs. While hemorrhoids are never flat, polyps can appear as either flat or raised growths in the large intestine. They rarely … Continue reading »

“Stars Go Blue” Benefit Boosts Colon Cancer Awareness

Hot on the heels of Dress In Blue Day, Stars Go Blue tuned up awareness of colon cancer. The annual concert, which was held on March 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, always features some of Nashville’s best and brightest stars. The 2012 lineup included Exile with special guest Trace Adkins. Now in its … Continue reading »

Are Hemorrhoids and Colon Cancer Connected?

Hemorrhoids are typically not dangerous, but could some of their symptoms be related to colon cancer? Many people assume rectal bleeding occurs due to hemorrhoids, but there’s a chance it could be more serious. If you experience rectal bleeding, think twice before chalking it up to hemorrhoids. In order to gain control of your colon health, knowledge is power. Getting … Continue reading »

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrating colon cancer awareness in March might not be on the top of your list of things to do, but the conditions that your hemorrhoids stem from might also be increasing your chances for colon cancer. While you might think that hemorrhoids are the only condition stemming from your obesity or sedentary lifestyle, you could be mistaken. Obesity and a … Continue reading »

Heart Health Can Mean A Hemorrhoid-Free Future

February is American Heart Month, and the steps you take to make your ticker healthier might also help you stave off hemorrhoids as well! Exercise and diet are two major factors that affect digestive health. In fact, a team of French physicians found that moderate exercise, which they defined as broadly as taking a brisk 30-minute walk five times a week … Continue reading »

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