Category: General Surgeon

Hemorrhoids: Causes, Symptoms & Management

February 27, 2021

Hemorrhoids are the pillow-like clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. The condition most of us call hemorrhoids (or piles) develops when those veins become swollen and distended, like varicose veins in the legs. . Who is more likely to get hemorrhoids? You are more likely to get hemorrhoids if you: Strain during bowel movementsSit on the toilet for long...

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Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

February 22, 2021

The colon (or large Intestine) can develop small pouches, which bulge outward through the colon’s muscular wall (see diagram below). These pouches develop in areas where blood vessels are entering the muscular wall, which is a weaker spot that allows these pouches to form. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. When the pouches become infected or...

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

January 30, 2021

Natural anti-inflammatories are foods that you can eat to lower your odds of having inflammation. If you have a condition that causes inflammation, it may help to change your eating habits. Any mainstream nutrition expert would encourage you to eat anti-inflammatory foods. They include lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (like beans and nuts), fatty fish, and fresh herbs and spices. Fruits and veggies: Go for...

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Colorectal Cancer

January 12, 2021

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Cancer starts when cells in the body start to grow out of control. The colon and rectum To understand colorectal cancer, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the colon and...

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Cervical Vertigo

January 7, 2021

Cervical vertigo, or cervicogenic dizziness, is a neck-related sensation in which a person feels like either they’re spinning or the world around them is spinning. Poor neck posture, neck disorders, or trauma to the cervical spine cause this condition.  Causes of cervical vertigo There are a number of potential causes of cervical vertigo, though this condition is still being researched. Blockage of arteries in the neck from...

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