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Smoking And Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids: Alcohol intake, especially excessive, can lead to dehydration. This exacerbates hemorrhoids due to hard stool. Smoking (nicotine) is a potent stimulator of bowel function, and can aggravate hemorrhoidal pain or bleeding with frequent bowel movement. Everything in moderation. Avoid these if you are suffering from hemorrhoids, and start fiber and otc medications. See your doctor. ...Read more
Poor health habits: Nicotine addiction and alcohol are not part of a healthy lifestyle. Over time they increase risk for serious health issues; heart attack, cancer and stroke. Varicose veins are not a serious health issue and they are treatable. Coughing, straining and pelvic pressure (pregnancy) can blow these valves. Be well, focus on healthy habits. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Conservative mgmt: Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco. Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?
Decreased health: The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the reason for anal fissure and how it progress to pile and hemmorrids?Even patient haves reular fiber diet and good intake of water?
How can I distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?
Can pruritis ani contribute to getting anal fissures? Had surgery, eat a high fiber diet, take softeners and still get reoccurring fissures. What now?
Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?
Yes, of course: Any smoking increases the likelihood of cancer. Smoking means purposely breathing in toxic chemicals, over and over... and that's a bad thing. Unfortunately, smoking is extremely addictive and is a good money-maker for the companies that grow, manufacture, ship, and sell tobacco products. ...Read more
My uncle isnt going to quit smoking, so what are things other than quitting he can do to reduce risk of cancer and other tobacco related diseases?
Many things: first and foremost, CUT DOWN. The less you smoke, the less damage it does. Change the way you smoke - don't inhale deeply and breathe out through your nose to increase absorption of both nicotine and "tars." Consider e-cigarettes, which while not considered "safe," are certainly safer than combusted cigarettes. He can reduce YOUR chances (and others) of cancer etc. by not smoking around you. ...Read more
Yes: Tobacco use in any form is not good for the body. ...Read more
Smoking or not: Generally does not contribute to constipation. However if you also drank a lot of coffee or alcohol with your smoking than these could contribute to constipation. I would eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink at least 80 oz of other fluids daily and get some exercise and this should correct the constipation. ...Read more
Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage. And yes, is often cause for blood in stool.Now we must discuss treatment and prevention.I suggest that the cause is a hard stool.More fiber & exercise.No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min.Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient.I hope this helps. ...Read more
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