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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Piles or something more serious?

It is important to know that piles can sometimes display the same symptoms as other serious conditions, such as bowel cancer. Similar symptoms can include blood after going to the toilet. Some people may assume that if they see blood on toilet paper, this is from piles and is not important. Usually this is the […]

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Campaign going from strength to strength

Our effort to break down barriers and remove stigmas about piles, with the DONT SIT ON IT Campaign, is now approaching 10,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many people are too embarrassed to see a GP or get treatment, but there is no need to be embarrassed as piles affects over half the UK population […]

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Electric Shock Treatment for piles!

A new treatment for piles has arrived in the UK, and GP’s believe it could banish the need for surgery. The treatment involves a probe that delivers a small electric shock to the haemorrhoid, it delivers six volts of direct electrical current, which is enough to make it shrivel and cause no further discomfort. At […]

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Below is our top 5 list to help with the prevention of piles: – Eat lots of high fibre foods, such as fruit and vegetables, wholegrain cereals such as brown rice, wholemeal bread and wholemeal pasta – Drink plenty of fluids, especially water and fruit juice; 8 glasses a day is recommended – Partake in […]

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There are many facts and myths surrounding piles, here are just a few… You can get them by sitting on cold floors: False, the temperature of where you sit does not cause piles. You can get them by sitting on radiators: False. Only unhealthy people get them: False, although a good diet will reduce your chance […]

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Piles is probably the least talked about of problems despite the huge number of sufferers. A combination of embarrassment and the feeling that there is no effective remedy keeps us quiet. Natalie, an otherwise healthy, outgoing 28 year-old-mum developed piles when she was heavily pregnant. She suffered for two and half years and during that […]

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