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Heartburn and Hemorrhoids

Why do hemorrhoids and heartburn seem to go hand in hand? Does one cause the other? Heartburn and hemorrhoids occur in different parts of the digestive tract, yet they are somewhat connected. Both conditions can stem from inadequate amounts of fiber in the diet, dehydration and eating foods that are poor in nutrition. Few adults get enough fiber in their … Continue reading »

Hernias & Hemorrhoids: Are They Related?

If you exercise, eat right and still have hemorrhoids, then a hiatal hernia may be the culprit. A hernia happens anytime a body part pushes into a place where it doesn’t belong. A hiatal hernia happens when the hiatus – which is an opening in the diaphragm separating the chest cavity from the abdomen – has the stomach push up … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids & Heartburn: Is There A Connection?

Heartburn is never any fun, but if you don’t give it the time and attention it deserves, it could turn back up on the backside of the digestive process in the form of hemorrhoids. Treating heartburn properly is just as important as recognizing the condition, however. If you find that jalapeno nachos are more trouble than they’re worth, then cut … Continue reading »

Heal Hemorrhoids Faster With Proper Diet

When someone says, “You are what you eat,” they’re really not kidding. That’s especially true when you consider how a good diet can help prevent, and maybe even eliminate, hemorrhoids. Proper nutrition goes a long way towards keeping us healthy. That begins with a digestive system that’s working smoothly and effectively. And while a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and … Continue reading »

Quit Smoking: Your GI System Will Thank You For It

When it comes to smoking cessation, all the talk is usually about heart and lung health. And while that’s with good reason, it’s worth mentioning that the rest of your body will benefit as well. Consider your gastrointestinal system. Smoke doesn’t confine itself to your lungs, but also works its way into the digestive tract. Secondhand smoke and exposure has … Continue reading »