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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 »

Study Shows Benefits, Drawbacks of CT Scans For Colon Cancer

A recent study suggests that CT scans could be beneficial as an initial colon screening for patients who are hesitant about undergoing a colonoscopy. According to the American College of Radiology, CT scans, or virtual colonoscopies, were able to detect most large polyps, but were much less efficient in catching smaller polyps. The good news is that small polyps (under … Continue reading »

How Exercise Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids

Did you know that obesity is a cause of hemorrhoids? When there is excessive pressure on the lower rectum, hemorrhoids can be an unfortunate result. Therefore, weight loss and exercise may help prevent some cases of hemorrhoids. Here are four types of exercise that may help: Gluteal exercises. Working to build these muscles may help keep hemorrhoids away. Deadlifts and … Continue reading »

Anatomy of a Colon

There’s tons of chatter about digestive issues like heartburn, intestinal gas and constipation – but do we really know how our digestive systems function? We monitor what we eat and what we drink, but the scientific facts and figures tend to get shoved under the rug. In order to learn the facts about digestion, it’s crucial to know how our … Continue reading »

Cutting Back on Red Meat May Help Prevent Hemorrhoids

Time to put down that steak knife. According to research from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, colon cancer risk may increase from eating red meat and processed meat. The study suggests that people who eat 24.5 ounces of red meat per week may increase their chances of developing colon cancer by 17 percent … Continue reading »

Exercising As A Couple

We’ve all heard the saying “two is better than one” in reference to a task, but could it be true for exercising as well? Your digestive system, along with the rest of your body, benefits from exercise, so it’s important to find a routine that works for you. Finding motivation to workout on your own can be a challenge, but … Continue reading »

Pistachios Aid Digestion

You’ve probably heard pistachios are good for you, but did you know they could aid in colon health as well? Recent research has shown green-tinged nuts (such as pistachios) to be aids in growing the bacteria you need to better digest food. And the better your digestive system is working, the less likely you are to develop hemorrhoids. The bacteria … Continue reading »

Wheat and Digestion

When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you may choose food items made with wheat since they seem to be the healthier option. While it’s true that eating wheat can help digestion stay on track by bulking waste up and moving it along, too much wheat can be the culprit behind hemorrhoids and other digestive woes for some. Wheat contains … Continue reading »

Socioeconomics Affect Hemorrhoid Treatment Choices

In a perfect world, everyone would be able to afford the best health care. But today many people are unable to get the treatment they need for digestive issues, including hemorrhoids, due to their socioeconomic situation – income, insurance coverage and proximity to treatment centers. The good news is that many home remedies and over-the-counter medications are available that are … Continue reading »