The Connection between Crohn’s Disease and Hemorrhoids
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Blog
by Gary Hoffman
1M ago
Hemorrhoid pain is a common ailment. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s population will experience hemorrhoid problems at least once in their life. What is not quite as common is Crohn’s Disease, but for many people these two conditions are intimately related and cause a world of discomfort and frustration. In places like Hollywood and Beverly Hills, hemorrhoids aren’t usually mentioned in polite conversation. This is even true among those struggling with Crohn’s Disease or IBD in Los Angeles, though maybe it shouldn’t be. Thanks to little discussion of the subject, many people who suffe ..read more
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Sipping Tea to Fight Hemorrhoids
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Blog
by Gary Hoffman
1M ago
When you sit down after a long day to enjoy a cup of piping hot tea, you might not be thinking about what the herbal blend could be doing for your derriere. However, having a brew of herbal tea could actually improve your bowel habits, potentially even reducing your risk of hemorrhoid complications. In Hollywood and Beverly Hills, this means that an afternoon of enjoying the beautiful California sunshine with a cup of tea in hand could reduce the nagging itch of hemorrhoids down below. Hemorrhoids are swollen, twisted blood vessels that develop in or around the anus. They are often painful and ..read more
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When to See a Proctologist?
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by Gary Hoffman
1M ago
Proctology is a term that relates to the branch of medicine aimed at diagnosing and treating diseases arising from the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract. These regions include the sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus. The gastrointestinal tract traverses a digestive path from the mouth to the toilet. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum and anus. While a proctologist specifically focuses on the lower aspects of the digestive tract, keep in mind that some practitioners are also trained and qualified to operate on the rest of the gastrointestin ..read more
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Intestinal Parasites: Fact vs. Fiction
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by Eiman Firoozmand
1M ago
If Internet lore and pop science are to be believed, many of us have entire colonies of parasites making dinner out of our gastrointestinal tract. According to those who follow this belief, most people have worms, amoeba, and protozoa wreaking havoc in their intestines, stealing their nutrition, and leaving behind scores of waste that isn’t eliminated with normal bowel movements. They blame almost any ailment of the digestive tract on these parasites, from inflammatory bowel diseases to malabsorption syndromes. In truth, parasites do exist and they could be living in your body right now. Howev ..read more
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Colon Cancer Survival Rates by Stages
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Blog
by Liza Capiendo
1M ago
As with all cancers, a new diagnosis of colon cancer can be a terrifying experience. In addition to coming to terms with your illness and possibly mortality, you will likely have to address the fears and concerns of your family members, friends, and other loved ones. Perhaps the most important tool for navigating a colon cancer diagnosis is also the simplest: information. Equipping yourself with information about your diagnosis, its prognosis, and any possible treatments can help you to make informed decisions about your care. Let’s review the stages of colon cancer and the rate of survival fo ..read more
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Stool Softeners: What to Expect
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Blog
by Eiman Firoozmand
1M ago
Hemorrhoids are very common. Millions of people suffer from them, especially as they get older. Hemorrhoids are veins outside or inside your anus that are swollen and inflamed, causing discomfort, pain, itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Usually, you get them from straining during bowel movements, if you are overweight or obese, or if you are pregnant or have delivered a baby recently. Over-the-counter stool softeners are often effective in providing short-term relief. Enjoy what you're reading? Enter your email address to receive posts like this delivered to your inbox. email* Hidd ..read more
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Do I Have a Bowel Obstruction?
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by Liza Capiendo
1M ago
If your body cannot effectively eliminate stool, the toxic backup can cause serious complications and even death if you do not get medical treatment as soon as possible. Severe abdominal pain is just the first symptom of a bowel obstruction, but when pain is this severe it is time to seek immediate medical care no matter the cause. Getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment as soon as possible will help you heal faster. And if it is a bowel obstruction, quick action may help save your bowel and prevent infection. Enjoy what you're reading? Enter your email address to receive posts like t ..read more
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Coffee Enemas: Are They Worth It?
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by Liza Capiendo
1M ago
A coffee enema is a colon cleansing procedure used in alternative medicine. Although common in the 1800s to speed up healing following surgery, the first recorded use in the Merck Manual was in 1972. Today, doctors of alternative medicine often use coffee enemas as part of natural treatment protocols for fighting liver dysfunction, cancer, constipation, candida, viruses, and digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, modern medicine teaches that there is no reason to use coffee enemas or other practices to help the body excrete waste. Enjoy what you're reading? Enter y ..read more
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Got Gas? Side Effects of a Colonoscopy
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by Eiman Firoozmand
1M ago
A colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the health and condition of your colon and intestines. If you are at least 45 years old or experiencing symptoms, like bloody stools, diarrhea, or constipation, your doctor may recommend getting a colonoscopy to screen for polyps, tumors, ulcers, lesions, or other abnormalities that may be cancerous or turn into cancer. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope is put into your rectum. A tiny video camera attached to it lets your doctor view your colon and intestines. A colonoscopy is considered a safe procedure and involves few ris ..read more
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Understanding Your Colonoscopy Results
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Blog
by Eiman Firoozmand
1M ago
In the past, you had to talk to your doctor to receive your colonoscopy results. With technology today, however, many patients have the opportunity to review their results in detail after the procedure but before they see their doctor again. While we always recommend discussing your results with your doctor after your sedatives wear off, we know it is unrealistic to tell you not to take a peek. Having a general understanding of what you are reading is important. Enjoy what you're reading? Enter your email address to receive posts like this delivered to your inbox. email* Hidden url ..read more
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