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Medication can affect digestion

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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 »

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

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The Internet supplies a wealth of resources when you search for health-related advice. Trusting the information on just any website could be risky for your health, so it is important to be able to evaluate the good from the bad.  Go ahead and do the online research in preparation for talking with your doctor, but follow these steps to be … Continue reading »

Don’t Be A Statistic: Easy Ways to Prevent Hemorrhoids

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Usually when half of us have had a common experience, we will talk about it. That’s certainly not the case with hemorrhoids, however. Yep, at least 50 percent of all Americans have had hemorrhoids by the time they turn 50. But because we may not understand how we’ve gotten them, we’re often unsure how to prevent a recurrence or, better … Continue reading »

Monitor Your Use of OTC Remedies For Best Results

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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 »