Hemorrhoids are swollen veins. Each of us has veins around the anus that tend to stretch under pressure. One set of veins is inside the rectum (internal) and another is under the skin around the anus (external). Hemorrhoidal tissue is thought to be helpful in holding back stool at rest and in cushioning the sphincter muscles when we empty our bowels.More >>
If the doctor finds hemorrhoids, you may be advised to change your diet to include more fiber. Eat more fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, and whole-grain breads and cereals (especially bran). Drinking six to eight glasses of fluid (not alcohol) each day will also help.More >> Hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments known. Hemorrhoid treatment with messy creams and ointments only provides temporary relief (at best).
So don't keep treating them, remove them. It's time you feel your best again.More >>
This medical position statement considers a series of broad questions on the diagnosis, key clinical features, and management of Barrett's esophagus.More >> The colon is an important organ in your body's digestive system. The colon, also known as the large intestine, consists of a long, thick tube that absorbs water and minerals from digested food and ontains the rectum, which stores undigested solid waste.More >> Recommended every 10 years after age 50 for average-risk individuals. Patients at higher risk for colorectal cancer, including those with a family history, or with polyps or other diseases, should talk to your gastroenterologist about appropriate screening intervals.More >> Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements), others have diarrhea...
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build up of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. It is normal for the liver to contain some fat. However, if more than 5% - 10% percent of the liver's weight is fat, then it is called a fatty liver (steatosis).More >>