Definition Hemorrhoid surgery is the removal of swollen veins around the anus. See also: Hemorrhoids Alternative Names Hemorrhoidectomy Description Hemorrhoid surgery is often done in an outpatient clinic or your doctor's office, with little or no anesthesia . Hemorrhoids can be surgically removed using a special stapler or sutures (stiches). After the hemorrhoid is removed, you may have stitches that dissolve on their own and gauze packing to reduce bleeding. Other treatments may include: A shot into the hemorrhoid to reduce swelling (sclerotherapy) A rubber band around the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply Shrinking the hemorrhoid with heat, or freeze it with liquid nitrogen Minor surgery to treat the hemorrhoid (hemorrhoidectomy) Smaller hemorrhoids may not need surgery. Why the Procedure Is Performed Most small hemorrhoids can be managed with lifestyle changes and diet. Your doctor may recommend hemorrhoid surgery if lifestyle and diet changes and medicines have not worked. Before the Proced...
Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers . So why is this? What can you do about it?
It's been common wisdom for years that the combination of humidity and cold air helps with croup , or swelling of the voice box and trachea. Put a croupy kid in the hot and steamy bathroom and the swelling gets better.
Another method that often works for croup is taking the child outside in the cold winter air. This is why many times when a parent decides to take the child to the hospital, the child is fine by the time they arrive in the emergency room.
This is true for croup, so many doctors of old believed it must also be true for asthma. Yet it was a fallacy, and now -- thankfully -- most doctors are aware of this fallacy. In fact, now doctors are aware that both cold air and humidity can actually trigger an asthma attack.
When I was little boy way back in the 1970s, my pediatrician recommended my...
I'm sitting here panting, sipping on a glass of ice water as if I've been lost in the desert for months - the downside of testing out that dusty treadmill sitting in mine and my mother's living room.
It's true that treadmills don't sound too appealing, but I started out aiming for only a fourth of a mile while listening to music - The Clash's 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', which for me personally is a wonderful song to walk to. The tone of it is subtly angry, but that little push of anger gives me fire and encourages me to continue.
Walking inside the house can be done without a treadmill, however. Considering the weather as it is in some places (it's snowing in my neck of the woods), walking outside is near impossible for many, and if you're like me and you depended on the great outdoors to inspire weight loss, you might be feeling pretty stuck!
I have taken it upon myself to improvise, and with or without a treadmill, exercising in the house without having to d...
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