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Hemorrhoids…Or Something More Serious?

If you notice some blood on the toilet paper after you use the restroom, it can be alarming. Any kind of blood in the stool can be disconcerting. There are many different causes for blood in the stool—some harmless and some are reason for concern. Blood in the stool can mean that you have internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids cause a … Continue reading »

Best Position to Sleep for Hemorrhoids

W.C. Fields said, “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” Now that is profound! When you have hemorrhoids, even simple things like sleeping become challenging. Even the soundest sleeper can have insomnia when there’s persistent posterior pain. When your hemorrhoids feel irritated or sore, it may be difficult for you to feel comfortable enough to … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoid Myths: Hemorrhoids are Difficult to Treat

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing subject to discuss, even with your doctor.  Who wants to admit that they have a literal pain the butt? Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence because they feel alone in their symptoms. That couldn’t be farther from the truth!  It is estimated that 40 percent of the population have experienced hemorrhoids and about half of adults … Continue reading »

Exercises For Hemorrhoids

When you have hemorrhoids, exercise might be the last activity on your mind. Face it: you are sore, uncomfortable and sometimes in pain. However, exercise is extremely beneficial for hemorrhoids. Standing and sitting for extended periods of time puts strain on your rectum and can aggravate hemorrhoids. If you do not get your blood circulating, your hemorrhoids can develop painful … Continue reading »

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 »

Weightlifting and Hemorrhoids

Lifting weights is good for your body and fitness, right? Not always. If you lift weights regularly, you may be at risk for developing hemorrhoids. Straining, improper breathing, holding your breath and grunting all contribute to downward pressure that can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus and rectum that become enlarged from straining, constipation, pregnancy, and … Continue reading »

Men and Hemorrhoids

Men and women alike can get hemorrhoids, but they often develop hemorrhoids for different reasons. Women often suffer from hemorrhoids during pregnancy, and sometimes the condition goes away after the baby is born. Men, on the other hand, commonly develop hemorrhoids because they are more likely to engage in heavy lifting and strenuous activity. Men also are more likely to … Continue reading »

Walking and Hiking for Healing Hemorrhoids

One out of every three Americans will develop hemorrhoids sometime during their lives.  Whether you acquire this unwelcome condition due to pregnancy, constipation or lifting, hemorrhoids are painful and irritating.  Hemorrhoids can heal and return over again, and sometimes it is hard to know when they will flare and cause discomfort.  Eating more fiber, increasing water intake and getting regular … Continue reading »

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 »