Tag Archives: healthy living

Self-Care Tips for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a literal pain. It’s easy to take little daily activities for granted like sitting down, lifting a heavy object or riding a bicycle. Trying those same activities after a hemorrhoid flare-up is a different story entirely. Hemorrhoids affect much of your life and they are uncomfortable and inconvenient. Here are some ways that you can take care of … 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 »

Aging Can Up Your Risk For Hemorrhoids

While it’s true that about half of us have dealt with hemorrhoids by the time we’re 50, what about ages 51 and beyond? Unfortunately, the risks go up just as the candles on our birthday cakes multiply. Why is this? In large part it’s because as we age, our connective tissue becomes weaker. That’s definitely true of the tissues that … Continue reading »