Let’s Get Physical: Exercise & Hemorrhoids

If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids, the last thing you want to do is make the problem worse. But while physical exertion may cause some short-term swelling, exercise won’t do you any harm. That said, be sure you’re doing the right kind of exercise. Anything that involves downward abdominal pressure, like weight training, can cause more harm. Keep your activity to … Continue reading »

Be Hemorrhoid Free In 2012: It’s Easier Than You Think

If you have hemorrhoids, you’re entirely too familiar with the itching, burning, discomfort and bleeding that goes along with them. And if you’re tired of dealing with the issue, then why not join the 45 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions and take steps to be hemorrhoid-free in 2012? It’s important to know that you’re not alone: there … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Treatments Vary, So Explore Your Options

If you’ve decided to do something about a hemorrhoid problem in 2012, good for you! There are plenty of options for treatment and removal, so now’s a great time to dig into the facts and see what’s right for you. Here’s some good news right off the bat: for many people, getting rid of hemorrhoid symptoms only means some changes … Continue reading »

4 Steps To Reduce Hemorrhoid Risk

Hemorrhoids are a nasty and nagging ailment that affects about half of the population by the age of 50, according to the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse. Hemorrhoids are normally not a serious health concern and tend to go away on their own. At their worst, hemorrhoids can cause pain, itching and even bleeding. But you can make some simple lifestyle … Continue reading »

Embarrassed By Hemorrhoids? Don’t Be

There’s no doubt about it – hemorrhoids can be an uncomfortable, if not embarrassing ailment. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and lower rectum that can cause pain, itching, bleeding and, due to their sensitive location, blushing. But hemorrhoids are much more common than some may think. According to the Mayo Clinic, about half of the population … Continue reading »

Is Surgery Right For You?

If you suffer from recurring hemorrhoids or they cause severe pain or bleeding, it may be time to consider more than an over-the-counter option for relief. Several non-invasive treatment options are available to treat hemorrhoids, and many are outpatient procedures that will have you home in the same day. According to the Mayo Clinic, your doctor may suggest one of … Continue reading »

How Long Should I Use OTC Remedies?

Hemorrhoids, while they can be inconvenient, painful and embarrassing, are normally not serious and disappear on their own after a few days. In most cases, over-the-counter remedies, including creams, medicated wipes and suppositories provide relief from the pain and itching caused by hemorrhoids. But sometimes these options are not enough and medical attention is necessary. If home remedies don’t give … Continue reading »

Expectant Mothers Can Expect Hemorrhoids

Pregnancy can be a beautiful time for many women, but with pregnancy comes some bothersome symptoms, from swollen ankles to frequent trips to the restroom. Pesky varicose veins are another symptom of pregnancy, ranging from swollen veins that pop out along the ankles to inflamed veins in the anus or rectum, called hemorrhoids. During pregnancy, the pressure of the fetus, … Continue reading »