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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New Moms and Hemorrhoids

Many women experience hemorrhoids for the first time during pregnancy. These swollen veins can appear during pregnancy or after giving birth. When you’re pregnant, you become more prone to hemorrhoids because of the pressure the growing uterus puts on the pelvic veins. On top of that, you experience an increase in the hormone progesterone which […]

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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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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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How to Treat Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Anal skin tags are most commonly caused by stretched-out skin, usually due to previously swollen hemorrhoids. The skin around the anus is relatively loose to allow easy passage of stools. However, it is also for this reason why it’s prone to be stretched by enlargement of the underlying hemorrhoidal blood vessels. Anal skin tags may […]

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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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What are anal skin tags?

Anal skin tags are very common. They are small bumps in the anal area. They can be sensitive to touch but rarely cause pain.  What causes anal skin tags? We rarely notice it but the skin around our anal area is looser compared to the skin on other parts of our body. This is for […]

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Infrared Coagulation For Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are no fun. They cause itchiness, discomfort, and bleeding. About 15 million Americans have hemorrhoids—many are over the age of 50. How do we get hemorrhoids? The veins in the anal area can stretch when they are under pressure, causing them to bulge or swell. This can be due to pregnancy, obesity, chronic diarrhea […]

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Relief from Hemorrhoids and Skin Tags

Anal, or rectal skin tags, are very much like skin tags that appear on other parts of the body. As with most skin tags, they are normally harmless and not typically a serious medical issues, but the specialists at the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville want you to know that they can cause hygiene […]

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