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Diagnosing Hemorrhoids At Home: A Symptoms Checklist

If you’ve ever had hemorrhoids, you may know that they can burn and itch, but not much else. In case you haven’t experienced those specific symptoms,here are a few more that will help you give yourself a more accurate diagnosis: Do you have burning, itching or irritation in the anal area? Is there bright red blood on the toilet tissue, … Continue reading »

African Americans Should Stay Alert to Hemorrhoid Risks

While hemorrhoids don’t respect racial boundaries, they are of special concern to African Americans due to conditions and diseases that are prevalent in this community. Anything that disrupts a smooth and regular digestive process can lead to erratic bowel movements and the development of hemorrhoids. One major issue in this regard is lactose intolerance, or the inability to properly digest … Continue reading »

Monitor Your Use of OTC Remedies For Best Results

There’s not much of a bright side when it comes to dealing with hemorrhoids, but at least there are remedies readily available at your local pharmacy. The best over-the-counter (OTC) treatments protect the skin, so try using topical creams that contain zinc oxide or petroleum jelly. Other good ointments to try contain one percent hydrocortisone, which can relieve inflammation and … Continue reading »

Understanding The Differences Between Polyps & Hemorrhoids

When someone has a colonoscopy, one thing the specialist is looking for is the presence of polyps. But what are they, and why are they a potential problem? Polyps are growths in the inside of the large intestine. They can be raised or flat, and tend to grow in people over age 50, or in those who have a personal … Continue reading »

Fiber-Rich Diets Help Reduce, Eliminate Hemorrhoids

Need another reason to get more nutritious fiber into your diet? How about reducing the chance of getting hemorrhoids, or helping to rid of them quicker if you’re suffering? A diet with plenty of fiber and water means that you’ll have softer stools, which are easier to pass. That, in turn, means less pressure on hemorrhoids if you’ve got them, … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids Don’t Have To Be A Fact of Life If You’re Over 40

While it’s true that hemorrhoids happen to at least 50 percent of us, and that they are more common in people over the age of 40, that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for them to happen. A sensible diet with plenty of fiber and water will help your colon to function at maximum efficiency, and that … Continue reading »

Welcome to HemHealing.com, Your Source For Hemorrhoid Relief

At some point in their lives, more than half of the U.S. population will have dealt with hemorrhoids. If you are doing so now, don’t suffer in silence. Hemorrhoids, while they can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, are not uncommon. In fact, they can affect just about anyone, and about half of all people have experienced hemorrhoids by the time they … Continue reading »

Experience The Freedom of A No-Hemorrhoid Life

Whether you’re suffering from hemorrhoids now, or have had them in the past, you know one thing: it’s a constant presence in your life. Every time you sit down to eat your favorite spicy meal, or maybe indulge in fried food or something less than healthy, you know there’ll be a price to pay when it’s time for a bowel … Continue reading »

Quit Smoking: Your GI System Will Thank You For It

When it comes to smoking cessation, all the talk is usually about heart and lung health. And while that’s with good reason, it’s worth mentioning that the rest of your body will benefit as well. Consider your gastrointestinal system. Smoke doesn’t confine itself to your lungs, but also works its way into the digestive tract. Secondhand smoke and exposure has … Continue reading »

Moderate Exercise Can Help Heal Hemorrhoids

If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids you’ll do anything to keep from making them worse. But if you think exercise is a problem, think again. As with most everything else in life, the key here is moderation. Don’t overdo any exercise regimen, as you run the risk of pulls, strains or worse. And when it comes to hemorrhoids, be sure you’re … Continue reading »

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