5 Solutions to Ease Hemorrhoids

Get relief for this painful condition.

5 Solutions to Ease Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are exceedingly common and are estimated to affect up to 23 million Americans. While symptoms vary, the unifying theme is that they’re embarrassing and bothersome. Looking for relief? Here are some solutions to help.

Solution 1: Up Your Fiber

Constipation is a major cause of hemorrhoids. As hard stool makes its way down the anal canal, it irritates and damages the surrounding sensitive blood vessels. Adding more fiber to your diet will soften up your stools, helping to decrease irritation.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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