Not all that bleeds is piles

Patients have to be evaluated by a clinician, specifically a surgeon, who can ascertain the exact cause of bleeding, investigate and then treat it. One must also refrain from using alternate medicine remedies without consulting a clinician so as not to miss lurking malignancies, assuming “It’s only piles.”

Not all that bleeds is pilesAs a surgeon, one of the commonest problems that I treat regularly is bleeding in stools. Largely, my patients are females who have been self-medicating themselves due to ignorance of their own health issues and awkwardness of being examined by a male doctor. When questioned about their problems most of them would reply, “Doctor I […]

What causes hemorrhoids? Learn how to treat and prevent them

Think of hemorrhoids like your bum's version of varicose veins. Most of the time, they are just there, doing their job. But add some pressure -- such as obesity, straining during a bowel movement, the extra weight of pregnancy, prolonged sitting during a long car or airplane ride or while on the toilet, and chronic diarrhea or constipation -- and the tissue swells, knots and often becomes painful

What causes hemorrhoids? Learn how to treat and prevent themHemorrhoids have plagued mankind’s derrieres for centuries. It’s said that French leader Napoleon Bonaparte’s rectal protrusion caused him such pain during the Battle of Waterloo that it affected his ability to lead, ultimately costing him victory. Hippocrates pioneered many of the surgical techniques used today to address hemorrhoids, or more accurately ‘piles,’ which is the […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]