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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 »

Saturated fats common in processed food may trigger IBS

Could a burger and fries be triggering your IBS? Since your digestive system has to put in extra work to break down saturated fats it could fall victim to IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, such as constipation, gas or diarrhea. Although most symptoms can be avoided through a healthy … Continue reading »

Blood-Pressure Med Symptoms Mimic Celiac Disease

A report from the Mayo Clinic suggests that omesartan, a medication for high blood pressure, can cause symptoms that mimic celiac disease. The news is important because Benicar, the name the drug is sold under, is heavily prescribed. The patients who developed the problem were all older, and saw their conditions improve after they stopped taking the drug. They also … Continue reading »

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

The Internet supplies a wealth of resources when you search for health-related advice. Trusting the information on just any website could be risky for your health, so it is important to be able to evaluate the good from the bad.  Go ahead and do the online research in preparation for talking with your doctor, but follow these steps to be … Continue reading »

Preventing Polyps Differs From Avoiding Hemorrhoids

Because hemorrhoids and colon polyps share similarities, it’s important to know the facts. Colon polyps rarely exhibit symptoms, but when they do, they are similar to the signs of hemorrhoids. If you experience rectal bleeding or constipation, think twice before chalking it up to hemorrhoids. The shape and size of the growth is also relevant when deciphering between hemorrhoids and colon … Continue reading »

Polyp or Hemorrhoid? How To Tell The Difference

If rectal pain or bleeding occurs, many people chalk it up to hemorrhoids. But should you be so quick to judge? While hemorrhoid symptoms seem obvious, it is a lesser-known fact that colon polyps share some of the same signs. While hemorrhoids are never flat, polyps can appear as either flat or raised growths in the large intestine. They rarely … Continue reading »

Diagnosing Hemorrhoids At Home: A Symptoms Checklist

If you’ve ever had hemorrhoids, you may know that they can burn and itch, but not much else. In case you haven’t experienced those specific symptoms,here are a few more that will help you give yourself a more accurate diagnosis: Do you have burning, itching or irritation in the anal area? Is there bright red blood on the toilet tissue, … Continue reading »