Tag Archives: hemorrhoids

Blood-Pressure Med Symptoms Mimic Celiac Disease

A report from the Mayo Clinic suggests that omesartan, a medication for high blood pressure, can cause symptoms that mimic celiac disease. The news is important because Benicar, the name the drug is sold under, is heavily prescribed. The patients who developed the problem were all older, and saw their conditions improve after they stopped taking the drug. They also … Continue reading »

Treating Hemorrhoids In Children

Although hemorrhoids are most common in adults, children can form them as well. If your child is seeing blood when wiping, or experiencing any pain or itching around the anus, he or she may be experiencing hemorrhoids. Here are four simple steps you can take to help address your child’s hemorrhoids: Give your child warm baths, making sure the affected … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids Don't Observe Holidays

Did you know that 50 percent of Americans over 50 years old are dealing with the pain of hemorrhoids? Up to 20 percent of these patients have to address theirs with surgery. This is why maintaining a soft stool is crucial to both healing and avoiding hemorrhoid development. Here are some preventative tips: Make sure you are eating plenty of … Continue reading »

No Guts, No Glory

Your gut may be good for instincts, but it may also be an indicator of poor digestive health. Dr. Steven Lamm’s new book “No Guts, No Glory” expands on this idea by providing insight and solutions to boost your digestive health. Along the way, you may lessen your chances of developing hemorrhoids. Dr. Lamm believes “No Guts, No Glory” hitting … Continue reading »

Caffeine and Hemorrhoids

If you’re experiencing a case of hemorrhoids that won’t go away, that daily cup of Joe may be the culprit. Diet adjustments are a large component of hemorrhoid prevention and management. Although it may mean giving up your favorite beverage, your colon health may benefit from eliminating caffeine. Because constipation causes straining during bowel movements, hemorrhoids can occur. It is … Continue reading »

Fear of Embarrassment

When it comes to discussing your health, there’s no doubt that hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable subject. Most people don’t look forward to describing the shape, look or feel of their hemorrhoids – even in the privacy of a doctor’s office. According to the Mayo Clinic, about half of adults experience anal itching, discomfort or bleeding as a result of hemorrhoids. … Continue reading »

Know Your Hemorrhoid Risks

No matter how much you hope to avoid hemorrhoids, chances are you’ll experience them at one point or another. Hemorrhoids, swollen and inflamed veins in the anus or rectum, will affect nearly half of American adults by the time they turn 50. But you can stay a step ahead by understanding your risk factors and taking preventative steps. Risk factors … Continue reading »

Losing Control: Aging & Hemorrhoids

It doesn’t seem very fair, but losing some control over our bodily functions as we age is a fact of life. On the plus side, there are things we can do to diminish those losses, especially when it comes to preventing hemorrhoids. Much as we know not to pile our plates with greasy, fried food, there are other steps we … Continue reading »

Stress & Hemorrhoids – How One Can Cause The Other

If you’re in a stressed-out place, you may have a lot going on physically. Headaches and muscle tension are commonplace, and definitely an upset stomach factors in there as well. Most of us get a knotted-up stomach as the first sign of building stress, and that’s not surprising. Why? Well, your gut is full of sensitive nerves, just like your … Continue reading »

Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Hemorrhoids

When it comes to hemorrhoids, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. There’s lots of false information out there, so it’s good to have a few facts when it comes to treating and preventing, hemorrhoids. First of all, hemorrhoids can be a one-time issue. Just because you have them once doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life of … Continue reading »

Page 5 of 9« First...34567...Last »