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Quinoa for Digestive Health

It may come as a surprise, but 2013 is the year of a very powerful grain! Pronounced “KEEN-wah,” quinoa is a grain that is mainly used for the seeds it produces. It was largely grown in South America around 3,000 years ago until it faded into obscurity behind other grains and corn (Source: The University of Chicago). We now know that … Continue reading »

Exercise and Hemorrhoids

Exercise benefits the body in countless ways. It strengthens the cardiovascular and respiratory system, burns calories, builds muscle tone, lowers blood pressure, removes toxins from the body, releases endorphins and improves blood flow. If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you may think that your condition limits your options for exercise. However, exercise is one of the most important activities that you … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids: Don't Sit Out of Your World Series

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you’re not alone. Even the stars have had their battles with hemorrhoids! George Brett, former third baseman for the Kansas City Royals, made headline news back in 1980 when he underwent surgery for hemorrhoid removal. The  MVP removed himself during the sixth inning  of game two of the World Series in Philadelphia because of discomfort. … Continue reading »

Hit a Home Run for Your Quality of Life

You’re standing at the plate right now, and you don’t even know it. The sun is beaming down, the grass has that fresh cut smell, and you’ve got a Louisville Slugger resting in your hands. Life is on the mound across from you, and you never really know what kind of pitch he’ll send your way. One of life’s sneakiest … Continue reading »

Time to Go See a Doctor?

According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2012, some of the most popular search trends for the year included Whitney Houston, Hurricane Sandy, Big Bird and… hemorrhoids. It seems as though we would rather ask our smart phones about those pesky little pains in our behinds rather than our family physician. On some level, it is not surprising as hemorrhoids are an unpleasant … Continue reading »

Foods that Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are by no means pleasant. They are embarrassing and uncomfortable, and they are common. They affect half of all adults by age 50. A good way to prevent hemorrhoids is to have an active lifestyle, but there are also some foods have been known to help prevent hemorrhoids as well. Drinking plenty of fluids not only helps soothe the … Continue reading »

Your Heart and Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are just one of many types of blood vessel blockages.  Blood collects in the veins and is not returned to the heart because of vascular weakness or an obstruction.  Pregnancy, obesity, inactivity, constipation and a weak vascular system are all common causes of hemorrhoids.  Sometimes, in the case of pregnancy for example, the symptoms will eventually subside and the … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids: You Can Blame Them on Your Momma!

Family History and Hemorrhoids There are a lot of things you might want to blame your Mom, but hemorrhoids are one thing you can honestly say, “Mom! You’re giving me a pain in my butt!” When it comes to hemorrhoids, family history increases your risk. Hemorrhoids are a condition involving the veins around the anus or lower rectum that have … Continue reading »

Simple Ways to Avoid Hemorrhoids

Let’s face it: some people are just more prone to develop hemorrhoids than others. Hemorrhoids are a common but uncomfortable condition that can be managed with some easy steps. First of all, hemorrhoids occur when veins in the anus or rectum become twisted, strained or enlarged. One of the most basic steps to avoid hemorrhoids is to refrain from straining … Continue reading »

Time to Go See a Doctor?

How long have you waited? Have you tried at-home treatments? You don’t have to suffer with hemorrhoids. There are treatments available to you, and a health care provider can offer support and options that are not available to you over-the-counter. Treatment will depend on what prompted the hemorrhoids in the first place, but all treatments are relatively easy and painless, including outpatient procedures. … Continue reading »

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