Get Adobe Flash player

Archive for the ‘Hemorrhoids’ Category

Hemorrhoids in Children

Overview

Hemorrhoids, also called hemroids, are a medical condition that is quite common. Hemroids affect both men and women, and it is estimated that half of the world’s population will have experienced hemorrhoids by the time they reach the age of 50.

Because hemroids are thought of as an aging condition and are more common in the elderly, most people are unaware tha read more...

Hemorrhoids Cushions: An Overview

Introduction

It has long been known that sitting for long periods of time can increase your chance of developing hemorrhoids. Sitting in one place for extended periods puts pressure on the anal and rectal areas and that pressure can cause the veins in both areas to swell and become hemorrhoids.

Once hemorrhoids have developed, sitting for extended periods can be detrimental for other reasons. The pressure placed on the anal and rectal areas can actually increase the symptoms of existing hemroids and cause pain and discomfort than can read more...

Horsetail for Hemorrhoids Treatment

Overview

Horsetail is an herb whose medicinal properties have been known for many years. It is believed that ancient Greeks used this plant to heal wounds and ancient Chinese used it to combat fever. It is even believed that close relatives of the horsetail plant existed as many as 270 million years ago. Nowadays, herbalists are looking at horsetail as a remedy for a variety of different ailments, hemorrhoids included.

Horsetail plant contains alkaloids, and also minerals such as manganese, magnesium and potassium. It can be read more...

Cryotherapy for Hemorrhoids Treatment

Overview: Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatments

There are a variety of non-surgical hemorrhoids treatments currently in use, and all have similar benefits when it comes to providing relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Non-surgical techniques are less invasive than surgery for hemroids, and as such have shorter and fewer painful recovery periods.

Some of the more popular non-surgical treatments for hemorrhoids include rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, electric current treatment and heat coagulation. Another form o read more...

Hemorrhoids Treatments for Itching

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from hemorrhoids, also commonly known as hemroids, you know that itching and burning are two symptoms that typically accompany the condition. What you may not know, however, is that there can be numerous causes of hemorrhoidal itching, and the best treatment method for the condition may vary with this underlying cause.

Causes of Itching

With external hemorrhoids, the itching that accompanies the condition is usually due to the proximity of read more...