Knowing Triggers Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with all sorts of surprises, some of which are not pleasant. For many women, hemorrhoids are at the top of that list. Developing hemorrhoids is a common experience for many pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. There are several reasons for this: Decreased blood flow to/from the lower body. The growing uterus puts pressure on veins in … Continue reading »

Latest Hemorrhoid News

If you are coping with hemorrhoids, there are lots of ways to find relief. Assessing the problem properly is key to finding the best, fastest cure. For example, some people do fine with home remedies and over-the-counter products. Others, especially those who have repeated flare-ups, often need to have an outpatient treatment done, or even surgery. A lot of factors … Continue reading »

Botox Isn’t Just For Your Face Any More

You normally don’t hear about Botox and hemorrhoids at the same time. But if you’re scheduled for hemorrhoid surgery, you might want to ask about how this beauty treatment can boost your recovery. Turns out that Botox, in addition to smoothing out wrinkles and laugh lines, can greatly ease the pain following a hemorrhoidectomy. According to research presented to the … Continue reading »

Untreated Hemorrhoids Can Affect Your Overall Health

Some people really don’t like to go to the doctor, so they try to take care of any medical issues on their own. That works sometimes, but if hemorrhoids have been a problem for you more than once, it’s time to seek outside help. If you have never had hemorrhoids, you may be able to take care of the problem … Continue reading »

Preventing Polyps Differs From Avoiding Hemorrhoids

Because hemorrhoids and colon polyps share similarities, it’s important to know the facts. Colon polyps rarely exhibit symptoms, but when they do, they are similar to the signs of hemorrhoids. If you experience rectal bleeding or constipation, think twice before chalking it up to hemorrhoids. The shape and size of the growth is also relevant when deciphering between hemorrhoids and colon … Continue reading »

Polyp or Hemorrhoid? How To Tell The Difference

If rectal pain or bleeding occurs, many people chalk it up to hemorrhoids. But should you be so quick to judge? While hemorrhoid symptoms seem obvious, it is a lesser-known fact that colon polyps share some of the same signs. While hemorrhoids are never flat, polyps can appear as either flat or raised growths in the large intestine. They rarely … Continue reading »

Music Can Heal the Whole Body

Need relief from hemorrhoid pain? Turn on your radio! Studies show that the healing properties of music are evident in cases involving pain, anxiety and illness. A therapeutic method of treatment, listening to music is said to reduce anxiety and improve the ability to cope with digestive pain. Stress can wreak havoc on the digestive system, and even contribute to … Continue reading »

Coffee Found To Have More Soluble Fiber Than OJ

Java hounds, rejoice! It appears that there’s dietary fiber in coffee. Spanish researchers have found that after grinding, coffee beans still have soluble dietary fiber in them, and that makes its way into your cup of Joe every morning. This type of fiber dissolves in water, and helps prevent cholesterol absorption by the intestines, so this is good news indeed. … Continue reading »

Back Up Your Medicine Cabinet For Hemorrhoid Relief

Plenty of us (a few million, to be exact) are going to deal with hemorrhoids at some point in our lives. And while there’s no shortage of products on the market to help make us feel better, sometimes we’re doing more harm than good. For instance, if you’re having your first bout of hemorrhoids, there are plenty of creams and … Continue reading »

The Truth About Detoxification

When it comes to the digestive system, there’s no shortage of treatments guaranteed to keep it operating at peak efficiency. The trouble is a lot of these colon-cleansing products and procedures may do more harm than good. It’s easy to read ads for some of these products and get concerned. After all, they’re written to elicit just such a response. … Continue reading »