Having hemorrhoids can be a painful experience. To help manage flare-ups, Harvard Medical School has come up with six steps to manage hemorrhoid flare-ups:
1. Add more fiber to your diet, whether by food or supplements. A diet high in fiber is beneficial to the entire body and is an easy way to stay healthy.
2. Mix a tablespoon of mineral oil with applesauce or yogurt and eat it with a meal. This allows your stool to slide smoothly past your hemorrhoid.
3. Do not wait when you feel the need to use the bathroom. Go immediately. Waiting causes constipation that can aggravate hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are very common and are usually not serious. Often times they can be managed with home remedies, but it is still important to consult a good doctor. Typical symptoms of hemorrhoids, can actually be caused by other diseases, some of them serious, like colon cancer. It is always better to get a full checkup and diagnosis from a doctor.Read more…
Find relief and get back to enjoying life! If you have symptomatic internal hemorrhoids and conservative treatments fail, THD may be your best option.
The digestive system includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum and anus. Common problems include constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and gas. While these problems can affect both men and women, women are more likely to develop certain digestive problems, such as IBS and hemorrhoids.
Magdi Alexander, M.D. has been in practice for over 18 years and is the leading physician in advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive hemorrhoid surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Alexander completed his residency at University of California, San Diego and Kern Medical Center. He is now a member of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He earned his Masters of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Chicago Medical School, and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles.