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Hemorrhoid Myths: Hemorrhoids are Difficult to Treat

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing subject to discuss, even with your doctor.  Who wants to admit that they have a literal pain the butt? Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence because they feel alone in their symptoms. That couldn’t be farther from the truth!  It is estimated that 40 percent of the population have experienced hemorrhoids and about half of adults … Continue reading »

A Gift to Yourself: Hemorrhoid Banding

Taking care of yourself is one of the best gifts that you can give.  How often do we just decide to deal with discomfort instead of taking the step toward wellness?  Hemorrhoids can be annoying and uncomfortable, but many people just endure the discomfort because they don’t know that they have treatment options.  Yes, you do have more choices than … Continue reading »

Minimally Invasive Treatments

When at-home treatments aren’t enough for your hemorrhoids, your health  care provider may recommend a minimally invasive treatment. Hemorrhoid Banding Hemorrhoid banding is one of the most common and effective procedures used to treat internal hemorrhoids. Less invasive than surgery, this procedure is the most effective on small or medium-size hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in the anus and lower … Continue reading »

Starting the Year Off Right: Making an Appointment

It is time to make an appointment about your hemorrhoids! If you have tried home treatments and medications, you should see a doctor. There are minimally invasive options like hemorrhoid banding that are very effective in treating internal hemorrhoids. These procedures are less invasive than surgery and can be done in an outpatient setting. This procedure is the most effective on small or medium-size hemorrhoids. Other minimally invasive options include: Injections … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Banding Proves Successful

Hemorrhoids are or will be a fact of life for about 50 percent of the adult population. Of that percentage, a number will suffer from hemorrhoids that won’t go away on their own, despite the use of over-the-counter creams and lifestyle changes. While seeing a doctor for hemorrhoids may not appeal to you, a minimally invasive procedure could provide permanent … Continue reading »

Steps To Reduce Hemorrhoid Risk

Even though half of us will have had hemorrhoids by the time we turn 50, there are ways to lesson the odds. There are some concrete steps to take to reduce your risk, and most of them will do much to improve your overall health as well. They include: Eating a diet high in fiber, which promotes smoother, more regular … Continue reading »

Specialists Offer Quick, Easy Hemorrhoid-Removal Procedures

Tried every over-the-counter cream and ointment for hemorrhoids, with little or no results? Also run through the gamut of prescription salves? Then it may be time for you to consider a surgical procedure to quickly, easily get rid of the problem. There are now many procedures available to remove hemorrhoids, and most can be done in an outpatient setting. That … Continue reading »

Is Surgery Right For You?

If you suffer from recurring hemorrhoids or they cause severe pain or bleeding, it may be time to consider more than an over-the-counter option for relief. Several non-invasive treatment options are available to treat hemorrhoids, and many are outpatient procedures that will have you home in the same day. According to the Mayo Clinic, your doctor may suggest one of … Continue reading »

How Long Should I Use OTC Remedies?

Hemorrhoids, while they can be inconvenient, painful and embarrassing, are normally not serious and disappear on their own after a few days. In most cases, over-the-counter remedies, including creams, medicated wipes and suppositories provide relief from the pain and itching caused by hemorrhoids. But sometimes these options are not enough and medical attention is necessary. If home remedies don’t give … Continue reading »