Hemorrhoids: You Can Blame Them on Your Momma!

Family History and Hemorrhoids There are a lot of things you might want to blame your Mom, but hemorrhoids are one thing you can honestly say, “Mom! You’re giving me a pain in my butt!” When it comes to hemorrhoids, family history increases your risk. Hemorrhoids are a condition involving the veins around the anus or lower rectum that have … Continue reading »

National Screening Day

What are you doing on March 8? If you have a family history of polyps or are over the age of 50 (45 if you are an African American), you should be getting screened for Colon Cancer. March 8, 102013 is National Screening Day, and the goal is for individuals who have never been screened for colon cancer but have … Continue reading »

Exercises You Can Do At Work

Most jobs require us to sit at a desk all day, but new studies are proving how detrimental this can be to our health.  Working a full day and getting a workout in is a challenge for most people.  After putting in an eight-hour day, who has the time or energy to go to the gym?  There has to be … Continue reading »

Simple Ways to Avoid Hemorrhoids

Let’s face it: some people are just more prone to develop hemorrhoids than others. Hemorrhoids are a common but uncomfortable condition that can be managed with some easy steps. First of all, hemorrhoids occur when veins in the anus or rectum become twisted, strained or enlarged. One of the most basic steps to avoid hemorrhoids is to refrain from straining … Continue reading »

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 »

Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet Could Ease Hemorrhoids

Among the numerous health benefits that come from adding omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, into one’s diet, a recent study by the University of Maryland Medical Center has found that these fatty acids can also alleviate symptoms known to cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when veins around the anus or lower rectum have become swollen or inflamed and can happen to either … 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 »