The Connection between Crohn’s Disease and Hemorrhoids

In places like Hollywood and Beverly Hills, hemorrhoids aren’t usually mentioned in polite conversation. This is even true among those struggling with Crohn’s disease in Los Angeles, though maybe it shouldn’t be. Thanks to little discussion of the subject, many people who suffer from Crohn’s also suffer from hemorrhoids in silence. It is time to spread awareness about hemorrhoids and the problems they can commonly cause for those with any sort of inflammatory bowel disease.

Sipping Tea to Fight Hemorrhoids

While tea is not classified as a medical treatment for hemorrhoids, it can be a valuable supplement to your current hemorrhoids treatment plan. Certain forms of tea can reduce your risk of developing hemorrhoids by softening stools, soothing irritation and reducing inflammation in the intestines. Teas can help you become more regular, strain less during bowel movements and even enhance blood circulation.

When to See a Proctologist?

Proctology is a term that relates to the branch of medicine aimed at diagnosing and treating diseases arising from the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract. These regions include the sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus. The gastrointestinal tract traverses a digestive path from the mouth to the toilet. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine,

Intestinal Parasites: Fact vs. Fiction

If Internet lore and pop science are to be believed, many of us have entire colonies of parasites making dinner out of our gastrointestinal tract. According to those who follow this belief, most people have worms, amoeba, and protozoa wreaking havoc in their intestines, stealing their nutrition, and leaving behind scores of waste that isn’t

Colon Cancer Survival Rates by Stages

As with all cancers, a new diagnosis of colon cancer can be a terrifying experience. In addition to coming to terms with your illness and possibly mortality, you will likely have to address the fears and concerns of your family members, friends, and other loved ones. Perhaps the most important tool for navigating a colon

Stool Softeners: What to Expect

Hemorrhoids are very common. Millions of people suffer from them, especially as they get older. Hemorrhoids are veins outside or inside your anus that are swollen and inflamed, causing discomfort, pain, itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Usually, you get them from straining during bowel movements, if you are overweight or obese, or if you are

Do I Have a Bowel Obstruction?

If your body cannot effectively eliminate stool, the toxic backup can cause serious complications and even death if you do not get medical treatment as soon as possible. Severe abdominal pain is just the first symptom of a bowel obstruction, but when pain is this severe it is time to seek immediate medical care no

Coffee Enemas: Are They Worth It?

A coffee enema is a colon cleansing procedure used in alternative medicine. Although common in the 1800s to speed up healing following surgery, the first recorded use in the Merck Manual was in 1972. Today, doctors of alternative medicine often use coffee enemas as part of natural treatment protocols for fighting liver dysfunction, cancer, constipation,

Got Gas? Side Effects of a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the health and condition of your colon and intestines. If you are at least 45 years old or experiencing symptoms, like bloody stools, diarrhea, or constipation, your doctor may recommend getting a colonoscopy to screen for polyps, tumors, ulcers, lesions, or other abnormalities that may be cancerous or turn

Understanding Your Colonoscopy Results

In the past, you had to talk to your doctor to receive your colonoscopy results. With technology today, however, many patients have the opportunity to review their results in detail after the procedure but before they see their doctor again. While we always recommend discussing your results with your doctor after your sedatives wear off,

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Hemorrhoid pain is a common ailment. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s population will experience hemorrhoid problems at least once in their life. What is not...
Hemorrhoid pain is a common ailment. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s population will experience hemorrhoid problems at least once in their life. What is not...

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