Category Archives: Treatment

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Exercise Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids

Did you know that obesity is a cause of hemorrhoids? When there is excessive pressure on the lower rectum, hemorrhoids can be an unfortunate result. Therefore, weight loss and exercise may help prevent some cases of hemorrhoids. Here are four types of exercise that may help: Gluteal exercises. Working to build these muscles may help keep hemorrhoids away. Deadlifts and … 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 »