Are Hemorrhoid Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans have them. While they rarely pose any serious harm to the patient, there are some cases that warrant medical attention. These include: • Symptoms that are not improving with conservative treatments In some cases, hemorrhoid symptoms can be relieved with over-the-pain medications, changes in […]

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Heat & Hemorrhoids: How to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is the prime time for vacations and outdoor activities. However, if you have hemorrhoids, you may find this season more stressful than enjoyable. Heat can exacerbate existing hemorrhoids or trigger them to develop if you’re already at high risk. Heat and Hemorrhoids There are certain things about summer that can worsen your hemorrhoids. One, […]

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3 Things That Cause Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids rarely pose serious health issues but they can be very uncomfortable. Depending on the type of hemorrhoids you develop, you may experience itching or irritation around your anal region, swelling around your anus, pain, and some bleeding. If this is your first time having hemorrhoids, you may wonder what causes them. The Development of […]

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How to Travel with Hemorrhoids

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering if it’s possible to enjoy your planned trips with hemorrhoids. The experts at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN have some tips on how you can do that: Invest in a good quality hemorrhoid pillow or cushion If you’ll be sitting for long periods […]

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What to do About Hemorrhoids That Won’t Go away

They are itchy and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Hemorrhoids are a common problem, affecting about 1 in 20 Americans. Symptoms of mild hemorrhoids may go away on their own even without treatment, but with chronic hemorrhoids, it’s a completely different story. Chronic hemorrhoids can exist indefinitely and can flare-up every few weeks, […]

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Exercising with Hemorrhoids

Should you exercise with hemorrhoids? If you’re one of the many who vowed to start exercising this year, you may find yourself in a dilemma, especially if you have hemorrhoids. Exercising can cause straining and exacerbate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. On the other hand, not exercising can make you gain weight. Being sedentary can also […]

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Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Hemorrhoids are common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans have them. And almost half of adults age 50 and older have them. Causes of Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids can be brought about by several things. This includes repeated straining (either through constipation or diarrhea) during bowel movements, pregnancy, and obesity. All of these cause an increase […]

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Hemorrhoid Treatments Don’t Have to be Scary

Hemorrhoids may be rarely serious but they can cause a great deal of discomfort – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Some are hesitant to seek treatment, either because of feelings of embarrassment or fear of the treatment. Surgery isn’t the only option Initially, a specialist would recommend more conservative measures to keep your hemorrhoids from getting […]

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Don’t be Ashamed of Your Hemorrhoids!

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans suffer from them. Despite this figure, many are still hesitant to seek help because they feel embarrassed about their hemorrhoids.  Don’t be ashamed of your hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are not a result of poor hygiene. They develop because of the added pressure into your rectal […]

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Summer Travel Tips for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are rarely life-threatening but they can be very uncomfortable. In fact, some will notice how their hemorrhoids have greatly affected their quality of life, and now with warmer weather, many wonder if fun summer trips are possible even with hemorrhoids. The specialists at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN want you to understand […]

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