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Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Fiber laxative: It would be easier on your system if you take fiber laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out ... Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! it is from mother nature! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, i believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Hi! could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Hi! could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more

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What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

Not really: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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