Hemorrhoids…Or Something More Serious?

If you notice some blood on the toilet paper after you use the restroom, it can be alarming. Any kind of blood in the stool can be disconcerting. There are many different causes for blood in the stool—some harmless and some are reason for concern. Blood in the stool can mean that you have internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids cause a … Continue reading »

Best Position to Sleep for Hemorrhoids

W.C. Fields said, “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” Now that is profound! When you have hemorrhoids, even simple things like sleeping become challenging. Even the soundest sleeper can have insomnia when there’s persistent posterior pain. When your hemorrhoids feel irritated or sore, it may be difficult for you to feel comfortable enough to … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Myths: Hemorrhoids are Difficult to Treat

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing subject to discuss, even with your doctor.  Who wants to admit that they have a literal pain the butt? Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence because they feel alone in their symptoms. That couldn’t be farther from the truth!  It is estimated that 40 percent of the population have experienced hemorrhoids and about half of adults … Continue reading »

Exercises For Hemorrhoids

When you have hemorrhoids, exercise might be the last activity on your mind. Face it: you are sore, uncomfortable and sometimes in pain. However, exercise is extremely beneficial for hemorrhoids. Standing and sitting for extended periods of time puts strain on your rectum and can aggravate hemorrhoids. If you do not get your blood circulating, your hemorrhoids can develop painful … Continue reading »

Self-Care Tips for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a literal pain. It’s easy to take little daily activities for granted like sitting down, lifting a heavy object or riding a bicycle. Trying those same activities after a hemorrhoid flare-up is a different story entirely. Hemorrhoids affect much of your life and they are uncomfortable and inconvenient. Here are some ways that you can take care of … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids Aren't Just for Moms

Although we often associate hemorrhoids with pregnancy, virtually anyone can develop hemorrhoids. Men and women alike develop this unwelcome, bothersome and painful condition. Hemorrhoids are inflamed, swollen veins around the rectum or anus that can become itchy, tender and even bleed. Other causes of hemorrhoids include straining from constipation or heavy lifting, obesity, aging, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Symptoms: Just for Men

One of the great misconceptions about hemorrhoids is that they are only related to pregnancy and therefore do not affect men. In actuality, men suffer from hemorrhoids just as often as women. Hemorrhoids develop when increased pressure in the anal and rectal area cause the veins surrounding the anus become swollen, itchy and inflamed. The causes of hemorrhoids include straining, … Continue reading »

Weightlifting and Hemorrhoids

Lifting weights is good for your body and fitness, right? Not always. If you lift weights regularly, you may be at risk for developing hemorrhoids. Straining, improper breathing, holding your breath and grunting all contribute to downward pressure that can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus and rectum that become enlarged from straining, constipation, pregnancy, and … Continue reading »

Men and Hemorrhoids

Men and women alike can get hemorrhoids, but they often develop hemorrhoids for different reasons. Women often suffer from hemorrhoids during pregnancy, and sometimes the condition goes away after the baby is born. Men, on the other hand, commonly develop hemorrhoids because they are more likely to engage in heavy lifting and strenuous activity. Men also are more likely to … Continue reading »

Walking and Hiking for Healing Hemorrhoids

One out of every three Americans will develop hemorrhoids sometime during their lives.  Whether you acquire this unwelcome condition due to pregnancy, constipation or lifting, hemorrhoids are painful and irritating.  Hemorrhoids can heal and return over again, and sometimes it is hard to know when they will flare and cause discomfort.  Eating more fiber, increasing water intake and getting regular … Continue reading »