OTC Hemorrhoid Treatments – Do They Work?

They swell, itch, and feel very uncomfortable. Hemorrhoids are one of those things that rarely become life-threatening, but are very hard to ignore. Caused by the increase of pressure in the rectal area, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of constant straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, and obesity. While sometimes the symptoms of hemorrhoids go […]

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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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Men Get Hemorrhoids Too!

All of us have the potential to develop hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids develop from the little blood vessels or veins in the anal area that serve as water balloons inside the rectum, helping us control our bowel movements. When the little veins in your anal area become inflamed or swollen, they are called “hemorrhoids”. Why hemorrhoids get […]

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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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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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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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Hemorrhoids Are More Common Than You Think

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States, about 1 in 20 Americans over age 50 have hemorrhoids.  What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal areas. They are very similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids develop from increased pressure on the veins around the anal or […]

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Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Women can have hemorrhoids during and even after pregnancy. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins of the rectal area. Although they’re not serious conditions, these swollen veins can cause a huge deal of discomfort among pregnant and postpartum women. There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can develop during and after pregnancy. These include hormonal […]

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Do I Have Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are very common, affecting an estimated  50 percent of the general population over age 50. In the United States, about 15 million Americans have them. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are clusters of veins and supporting tissues that lie within the anal canal that have become enlarged or swollen. People who are most susceptible to […]

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