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Hemorrhoid Symptoms: Just for Men

One of the great misconceptions about hemorrhoids is that they are only related to pregnancy and therefore do not affect men. In actuality, men suffer from hemorrhoids just as often as women. Hemorrhoids develop when increased pressure in the anal and rectal area cause the veins surrounding the anus become swollen, itchy and inflamed. The causes of hemorrhoids include straining, … Continue reading »

A Gift to Yourself: Hemorrhoid Banding

Taking care of yourself is one of the best gifts that you can give.  How often do we just decide to deal with discomfort instead of taking the step toward wellness?  Hemorrhoids can be annoying and uncomfortable, but many people just endure the discomfort because they don’t know that they have treatment options.  Yes, you do have more choices than … Continue reading »

Aspirin & Peptic Ulcers: What You Should Know

Got a stomach ache? Hopefully it’s just a twinge of indigestion, but it also could be something much more serious, like a peptic ulcer. These are small sores in the lining of your stomach, and require specific treatments to cure. Too much spicy foods and stress are two major causes of peptic ulcers, but there’s another culprit that you may … 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 »

Diet Tea May Affect Digestive Issues

Before you take another sip, you might want to check your tea’s label. There are a variety of dieter’s teas out there that, although natural, can aggravate or spur your hemorrhoid issues. This is due to a reaction to certain laxative and diuretic herbs often present in diet teas. Cascara sagrada is one laxative herb commonly found in many diet … Continue reading »

Treating Hemorrhoids In Children

Although hemorrhoids are most common in adults, children can form them as well. If your child is seeing blood when wiping, or experiencing any pain or itching around the anus, he or she may be experiencing hemorrhoids. Here are four simple steps you can take to help address your child’s hemorrhoids: Give your child warm baths, making sure the affected … 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 »

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 »

Botox Isn’t Just For Your Face Any More

You normally don’t hear about Botox and hemorrhoids at the same time. But if you’re scheduled for hemorrhoid surgery, you might want to ask about how this beauty treatment can boost your recovery. Turns out that Botox, in addition to smoothing out wrinkles and laugh lines, can greatly ease the pain following a hemorrhoidectomy. According to research presented to the … Continue reading »