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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 »

Allergies and Medications Can Affect Your Hemorrhoids

Between 50 and 75 percent of Americans will develop hemorrhoids sometime during their lifetime, and about one-third of affected Americans will experience ongoing complications with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen, painful blood vessels around the anus and rectum that result from sources such as constipation, straining when using the bathroom, pregnancy and genetics. Many cases of hemorrhoids can be assuaged through … Continue reading »

Cycling and Hemorrhoids

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, some exercises may be easier and more enjoyable than others. Vigorous exercise is beneficial for people with hemorrhoids, but which exercises are best? Working out with hemorrhoids can be quite painful. Hemorrhoids develop when veins around the rectum and anus become swollen and inflamed. They can be very sore and itchy. Certain exercises may be … Continue reading »

Babies and Hemorrhoids

Anticipating a baby is one of life’s greatest joys. What is not so joyful are the hemorrhoids that often accompany pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the anal and rectal area that can become itchy and inflamed because of poor circulation and increased pressure from the uterus. Hemorrhoids often appear in the third trimester when blood vessels around the … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids: The Unwelcome Inheritance

Sometimes, it’s ok to blame your parents, especially when it concerns hemorrhoids. Family history plays a large part in whether you will develop hemorrhoids, among many other factors. These other factors may include insufficient fiber in the diet, not drinking enough water, excessive straining during bowel movements, obesity, pregnancy and childbirth. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus and rectum that … Continue reading »

Celebrate Healthy Choices

Life can be a circus. Most of us lead busy lives: we work a full-time job, we are parents, we volunteer, we socialize, we exercise… and somehow get some sleep here and there as well. Often,  we neglect ourselves and our own needs as we take care of others. If you are affected by hemorrhoids, being overly busy and not … Continue reading »

Four Natural Hemorrhoid Treatments

When it comes to treating hemorrhoids, there are many approaches, and this may lead to lots of questions. Which one is best? Do I try to treat them myself before going to a doctor? If you have been experiencing discomfort from hemorrhoids for a period of time, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.  However, if you have … Continue reading »

Stand Up for Earth Day–And Your Hemorrhoids

On  April 22, we celebrated Earth Day. We feel prompted to care for our environment, recycle and use less energy. Earth Day brings many teachable moments for our children as we encourage them to think ahead for their future and consider how their choices have long-term consequences.    These planet-conscious choices help the Earth outside our bodies, but what are we … Continue reading »

Try Something New for Dinner Tonight

While there is no guarantee for hemorrhoid elimination, there are dietary changes you can make to prevent or reduce the likelihood of their return. One pasta that gets far too little attention is orzo.  Closely related to couscous, orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that is low in fat and sodium and high in protein and iron.   Eat a serving of orzo, and … Continue reading »

Detoxing For Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are uncomfortable, but there are many remedies that can help. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed blood vessels around the rectum and anus that get itchy, inflamed and irritated. There are many different types of hemorrhoids, from first degree to fourth degree. Fourth degree may require surgery, but if you have a more mild case, you can often do some … Continue reading »

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