Can I Swim With Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids can be a literal pain, but they don’t have to completely alter your life. While you may not feel like exercising, moving your body is one of the best kinds of therapy for hemorrhoids. Walking, aerobics, yoga and Zumba are just a few exercises that you can do to improve your overall health, but is there an exercise that is … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids and Clothing

Hemorrhoids are uncomfortable enough, but what clothing is the most appropriate when flare-ups occur? Loose, comfortable clothing is best because it is not confining or tight. Although those snug jeans might look good on you, it is most likely that you will pay the price later. Tight clothes do not allow air circulation, and perspiration and moisture can cause irritation and … Continue reading »

Heartburn and Hemorrhoids

Why do hemorrhoids and heartburn seem to go hand in hand? Does one cause the other? Heartburn and hemorrhoids occur in different parts of the digestive tract, yet they are somewhat connected. Both conditions can stem from inadequate amounts of fiber in the diet, dehydration and eating foods that are poor in nutrition. Few adults get enough fiber in their … Continue reading »

Allergies and Medications Can Affect Your Hemorrhoids

Between 50 and 75 percent of Americans will develop hemorrhoids sometime during their lifetime, and about one-third of affected Americans will experience ongoing complications with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen, painful blood vessels around the anus and rectum that result from sources such as constipation, straining when using the bathroom, pregnancy and genetics. Many cases of hemorrhoids can be assuaged through … Continue reading »

Cycling and Hemorrhoids

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, some exercises may be easier and more enjoyable than others. Vigorous exercise is beneficial for people with hemorrhoids, but which exercises are best? Working out with hemorrhoids can be quite painful. Hemorrhoids develop when veins around the rectum and anus become swollen and inflamed. They can be very sore and itchy. Certain exercises may be … Continue reading »

Avocados Can Help Ease Hemorrhoids

Cinco de Mayo was just celebrated, and the goodness of your favorite celebration dip has super health benefits! Who doesn’t love guacamole? That smooth and mildly spicy condiment is not only super tasty but is also protecting you from hemorrhoids! Avocados are super-foods with amazing health benefits. Avocados are rich in anti-oxidants, molecules which attack harmful free radicals in the … Continue reading »

Babies and Hemorrhoids

Anticipating a baby is one of life’s greatest joys. What is not so joyful are the hemorrhoids that often accompany pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the anal and rectal area that can become itchy and inflamed because of poor circulation and increased pressure from the uterus. Hemorrhoids often appear in the third trimester when blood vessels around the … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids: The Unwelcome Inheritance

Sometimes, it’s ok to blame your parents, especially when it concerns hemorrhoids. Family history plays a large part in whether you will develop hemorrhoids, among many other factors. These other factors may include insufficient fiber in the diet, not drinking enough water, excessive straining during bowel movements, obesity, pregnancy and childbirth. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus and rectum that … Continue reading »

Celebrate Healthy Choices

Life can be a circus. Most of us lead busy lives: we work a full-time job, we are parents, we volunteer, we socialize, we exercise… and somehow get some sleep here and there as well. Often,  we neglect ourselves and our own needs as we take care of others. If you are affected by hemorrhoids, being overly busy and not … Continue reading »

Four Natural Hemorrhoid Treatments

When it comes to treating hemorrhoids, there are many approaches, and this may lead to lots of questions. Which one is best? Do I try to treat them myself before going to a doctor? If you have been experiencing discomfort from hemorrhoids for a period of time, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.  However, if you have … Continue reading »