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Know Your Hemorrhoid Risks

No matter how much you hope to avoid hemorrhoids, chances are you’ll experience them at one point or another. Hemorrhoids, swollen and inflamed veins in the anus or rectum, will affect nearly half of American adults by the time they turn 50. But you can stay a step ahead by understanding your risk factors and taking preventative steps. Risk factors … Continue reading »

Chia Seeds: How They Prevent Hemorrhoids

We all know that fiber does wonders in hemorrhoid prevention and aiding in digestion. So, what’s the latest trend in fibrous foods? The chia seed – a whole grain that originated in Mexico and South America – have been popping up in grocery stores recently, and for a good reason. Along with high amounts of omega fatty acids, chia seeds … Continue reading »

Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Suffering from hemorrhoids? Your first response is likely to reach for the over-the-counter treatment options, such as creams, wipes and suppositories. While these remedies may help treat the symptoms, there are more natural ways you can find hemorrhoid relief through these home remedies: Feast on fiber. Foods that contain fiber, such as fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans, pass through … Continue reading »

Knowing Triggers Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with all sorts of surprises, some of which are not pleasant. For many women, hemorrhoids are at the top of that list. Developing hemorrhoids is a common experience for many pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. There are several reasons for this: Decreased blood flow to/from the lower body. The growing uterus puts pressure on veins in … Continue reading »

Coffee Found To Have More Soluble Fiber Than OJ

Java hounds, rejoice! It appears that there’s dietary fiber in coffee. Spanish researchers have found that after grinding, coffee beans still have soluble dietary fiber in them, and that makes its way into your cup of Joe every morning. This type of fiber dissolves in water, and helps prevent cholesterol absorption by the intestines, so this is good news indeed. … Continue reading »

Avoiding Hemorrhoids Takes More Than Luck

Digestion is different for each and every person, so how do we know what’s considered “regular?” Listening to what our own bodies are saying is key to decipher what’s regular or irregular for us. For instance, the frequency of bowel movements decreases as we get older, and how often we go really varies: 95 percent of adults have between three … Continue reading »

Tired of Hemorrhoids? Try Changing Your Diet

Unsure of what to eat when you have hemorrhoids? While there is no guarantee for hemorrhoid elimination, there are dietary changes you can make to prevent or reduce the likelihood of their return. Fruits and vegetables. In addition to providing plenty of nutrients, many fruits and vegetables contain fiber that aids digestion. Try adding fiber-rich items like raspberries, pears, broccoli … 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 »

Is Fiber The Key To A Hemorrhoid-Free Life?

Eating more fiber is a proven way to reduce your risk of hemorrhoids, not to mention helping your entire digestive system and overall health in general. But sometimes fiber isn’t enough. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, high-fiber foods include Beans Whole grains and bran cereals Fresh fruits Vegetables like asparagus, cabbage and carrots But it’s important to … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids Don’t Have To Be A Fact of Life If You’re Over 40

While it’s true that hemorrhoids happen to at least 50 percent of us, and that they are more common in people over the age of 40, that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for them to happen. A sensible diet with plenty of fiber and water will help your colon to function at maximum efficiency, and that … Continue reading »

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