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.

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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