Losing Control: Aging & Hemorrhoids

It doesn’t seem very fair, but losing some control over our bodily functions as we age is a fact of life. On the plus side, there are things we can do to diminish those losses, especially when it comes to preventing hemorrhoids. Much as we know not to pile our plates with greasy, fried food, there are other steps we … Continue reading »

Stress & Hemorrhoids – How One Can Cause The Other

If you’re in a stressed-out place, you may have a lot going on physically. Headaches and muscle tension are commonplace, and definitely an upset stomach factors in there as well. Most of us get a knotted-up stomach as the first sign of building stress, and that’s not surprising. Why? Well, your gut is full of sensitive nerves, just like your … Continue reading »

Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Hemorrhoids

When it comes to hemorrhoids, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. There’s lots of false information out there, so it’s good to have a few facts when it comes to treating and preventing, hemorrhoids. First of all, hemorrhoids can be a one-time issue. Just because you have them once doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life of … Continue reading »

Pregnancy & Hemorrhoids: What You Should Know

Expectant mothers go through a lot of physical changes during their pregnancy, and how they digest food is certainly a big part of that. Hemorrhoids are a common complaint for pregnant women. As the uterus expands during the pregnancy, the stomach is compressed into a tighter space, along with the intestinal tract and colon. That means that there’s less room … Continue reading »

Taking Advantage of Women’s Health Month

Mothers, sisters, daughters – most everyone has a woman in their life that’s important to them. That’s why we celebrate National Women’s Health this month, in order to encourage our female loved ones to stay on top of their colon health. Hemorrhoids and other digestive issues affect millions of Americans. Women who stay informed have a better chance of managing, … Continue reading »

Chia Seeds: How They Prevent Hemorrhoids

We all know that fiber does wonders in hemorrhoid prevention and aiding in digestion. So, what’s the latest trend in fibrous foods? The chia seed – a whole grain that originated in Mexico and South America – have been popping up in grocery stores recently, and for a good reason. Along with high amounts of omega fatty acids, chia seeds … Continue reading »

Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Suffering from hemorrhoids? Your first response is likely to reach for the over-the-counter treatment options, such as creams, wipes and suppositories. While these remedies may help treat the symptoms, there are more natural ways you can find hemorrhoid relief through these home remedies: Feast on fiber. Foods that contain fiber, such as fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans, pass through … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Banding Proves Successful

Hemorrhoids are or will be a fact of life for about 50 percent of the adult population. Of that percentage, a number will suffer from hemorrhoids that won’t go away on their own, despite the use of over-the-counter creams and lifestyle changes. While seeing a doctor for hemorrhoids may not appeal to you, a minimally invasive procedure could provide permanent … Continue reading »

Hernias & Hemorrhoids: Are They Related?

If you exercise, eat right and still have hemorrhoids, then a hiatal hernia may be the culprit. A hernia happens anytime a body part pushes into a place where it doesn’t belong. A hiatal hernia happens when the hiatus – which is an opening in the diaphragm separating the chest cavity from the abdomen – has the stomach push up … Continue reading »

Dealing With Hemorrhoids? Separate Fact From Fiction

When it comes to hemorrhoids, are the rumors true? Much like with other health concerns, popular myths tend to make their way through the grapevine, but that doesn’t mean they’re accurate. If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids and want reliable facts, be aware of these common rumors: Hemorrhoids can’t happen to young people. Although the vein walls become weaker as aging … Continue reading »