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Hemorrhoids and Aging: How Older Adults can Manage Symptoms Later in Life

Hemorrhoids can be annoying and reduce your quality of life, but they can also be dangerous, especially if you’re an older adult. For instance, they can masquerade as colorectal cancer (at the anal region) or anal melanoma, an aggressive form of cancer that can be treated only in the early stages.  So, if you’re feeling

A Historical Perspective on Ancient Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that form around the anus. They can be uncomfortable, painful, and debilitating to live with. And some claim that these swellings are the result of inactivity, which many of us are guilty of nowadays.  But are hemorrhoids a modern problem? The answer is no. In fact, they were first described in

The Psychological Impact of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite this, they often go unnoticed due to the stigma and embarrassment surrounding them.  A few weeks ago, a patient showed up at our out-patient clinic and described having symptoms of hemorrhoids. He mentioned he could feel “something coming out of the anus”

What Shrinks Hemorrhoids Fast?

Around 1 in 20 Americans and almost half of all individuals experience hemorrhoids by age 50. Plus, women who’ve recently given birth are prone to developing hemorrhoids because of the increased pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvic area during childbirth. And while hemorrhoids are benign, they can have a significant negative impact on

How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Fast: Tips and Advice for Instant Comfort

Every year, hemorrhoids affect 42 out of 1,000 Americans — which is around 10.6 million people. However, only 2.5 million go for a physical check-up. And that’s understandable. Hemorrhoids can be embarrassing, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be serious.  In fact, rectal bleeding, dark stools, and severe pain can be signs of issues like

What is the Best Medication for IBS: Understanding Your Options

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects around 25 to 45 million people, and two out of three are female. Plus, according to the IFFGD, the disorder costs the economy around $1.5 to $10 billion (excluding over-the-counter drugs and the cost of prescriptions) per year. That’s not all. Irritable bowel syndrome complications also cause people to miss

Hemorrhoids and Work: Strategies for Comfort and Productivity

Most piles last around seven to ten days and go away without any hemorrhoid treatment. However, clotted or thrombosed external hemorrhoids with recurring symptoms can last for weeks or months and cause extreme pain.  These hemorrhoids may cause you to miss days at work, reduce your concentration, lead to productivity losses, and affect your mental

Foods to Avoid with IBS: Your Guide to Managing Symptoms

From managing unpredictable flare-ups to navigating dietary restrictions, the daily struggles of living with or supporting someone with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be overwhelming.  While there are various strategies you can use to reduce the risk of IBS complications, one of the most effective is identifying and avoiding trigger foods that intensify symptoms and

Everything You Need To Know About Anal Bleaching

In recent years, our colorectal surgery practice has noticed an increase in questions about anal bleaching — what it is, how it works, whether it’s safe, and if it’s permanent. And while we don’t perform the procedure at our clinic, we want to ensure our patients are well-informed on health-related concerns, so they can make

Hemorrhoids Self Care: Easy Tips That We Recommend

Dealing with the discomfort and annoyance of hemorrhoid symptoms? You’re not alone. Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, have earned a notorious spot on the list of pesky health issues that can disrupt our lives.  And while most of us prefer to sweep them under the rug, they’re actually one of the most common health conditions.

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