Did you know that hemorrhoids was the most searched health term for 2012?
Not just a ‘trend’, there’s a reason so many searched for it. It may be due to the fact that people feel more secure searching online for answers rather than calling their own doctors due to embarrassment.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, affect somewhere between 15 and 20 million Americans – most of whom don’t like to talk about it.
Unfortunately, these statistics don’t lie. And the fact that people feel ashamed about discussing such a personal issue can sometimes postpone their treatment. Judging by the number of times this health trend was searched in 2012, it’s clear that folks would rather find their own treatment and cures rather that make an appointment with their physician.
Hemorrhoids are literally a pain in the butt, extremely common, and fortunately can be treated. The main reasons people get them are from prolonged sitting, obesity, pregnancy, and high-sugar diets.
Many times home remedies will work for hemorrhoids if caught early and diet and lifestyle changes are implemented.
However, if the condition is chronic, home remedies like ointments and creams may help minor symptoms such as itching and irritation temporarily. Removing sugar from the diet and adding fiber may provide some relief as well.
If home remedies don’t work, make that phone call! If you’ve been dealing with piles for a long time, chances are you are stressed about it, which can compound the problem.
One of the things you can do to prevent embarrassment is call someone who deals with nothing but piles and problems of the rear end. They talk to people all day long about piles and problems regarding rectal health.
Were you Googling for answers instead of asking for help? Are you still itching and burning and in pain? Do you hesitate to make that phone call to your doctor?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, know you can feel comfortable talking with us at Midwest Center for Colorectal Health. Let us know how long you’ve had this problem, what your exact symptoms are, and what kind of pain (if any) you are in. The more information we have the better we are able to help you.
Check out our website, see if our hemorrhoid treatment feels right for you. Google something that causes a lot less stress like healthy recipes, exercise plans, relaxation techniques, and say good-bye to searching for piles.