Tag Archives: hemorrhoids

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 »

Changing Your Diet One Forkful at a Time

The best diet advice always seems to underscore the importance of making simple, small changes in order to have lasting effects. Because many cases of hemorrhoids can be relieved with at-home treatments and lifestyle changes, such as implementing a high-fiber diet, it is important to take steps to improving your diet when you are trying to combat or prevent hemorrhoids. According to … Continue reading »

Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet Could Ease Hemorrhoids

Among the numerous health benefits that come from adding omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, into one’s diet, a recent study by the University of Maryland Medical Center has found that these fatty acids can also alleviate symptoms known to cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when veins around the anus or lower rectum have become swollen or inflamed and can happen to either … 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 »

Don't Sit Quietly: Do Something About Your Hemorrhoids This Year!

If you are like most Americans, you have probably made some New Year’s Resolutions this year about weight loss or exercise, but you may have not have made a resolution to do something about your hemorrhoids. Why not? This could be one promise to yourself that makes a big impact on your quality of life. There are many common causes … Continue reading »

Could gene mutation be responsible for multiple colon polyps in some people?

If you have a family history of colon disease, or even colon cancer, certain genes may be the culprits. A new study from a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that two “germline mutations,” DNA changes that are passed from parent to child, might cause multiple colorectal polyps. The findings may help determine who would benefit from … Continue reading »

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber: What’s The Difference?

Get more fiber into your diet. Eating high-fiber foods is great for your digestive system, and can help lessen your chances of developing colon cancer, or other problems such as indigestion or even hemorrhoids. OK, but what kind of fiber should you eat? Here’s a quick rundown on the two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fibers  have different affects … Continue reading »

Medication can affect digestion

Could you be developing hemorrhoids from your prescription? Depending on how your medication affects your nerves or body fluids, this type of digestive issue can be a fairly common side effect. Constipation can occur when the medicine affects the nerve and muscle activity of the colon, slowing down the process.  A medication may also affect intestinal liquid, hardening the stool, … Continue reading »

Aspirin & Peptic Ulcers: What You Should Know

Got a stomach ache? Hopefully it’s just a twinge of indigestion, but it also could be something much more serious, like a peptic ulcer. These are small sores in the lining of your stomach, and require specific treatments to cure. Too much spicy foods and stress are two major causes of peptic ulcers, but there’s another culprit that you may … Continue reading »

The Many Benefits of Advocacy

Whether it’s buying a car, choosing the healthiest breakfast cereal or being up to date on the latest healthcare news, the old saying is true: An informed consumer is a smart consumer. Being an advocate means nipping problems in the bud. When it comes to healthcare, that means not being afraid to seek out medical attention. Many people are skipping … Continue reading »

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