Women's Health: Hemorrhoid Symptoms
For Best Toilet Health: Squat Or Sit?
by Eliza Barclay, NPR's Health Blog
By age 50, about half of American adults have experienced hemorrhoid symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Which brings us to a discussion that's been simmering since at least the 1960s. Is the modern toilet at least partly to blame for problems like hemorrhoids and constipation?
We wondered what doctors had to say about all this, so we called up Rebekah Kim, a colorectal surgeon at the Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders at Virginia Hospital Center.
Washington Colorectal Surgery at Virginia Hospital provides the best medical and surgical treatment for patients with diseases and disorders of the Colon, Rectum and Anus.
was established in August 2006 by Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon Jennifer McQuade, MD, one of only 1,300 board-certified colorectal surgeons in the nation. She and her partner Rebecah Kim, MD offer their patients compassionate personalized care with customized treatment options. Such extensive experience in laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgery can shorten the length of stay and minimize patient discomfort.
Washington Colorectal Surgery is the only practice in the State of Virginia, and one of only 50 hospital programs in the United States, to offer (TEM) Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, converting major abdominal surgery to outpatient surgery.
Conditions treated include, but are not limited to... read more >
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 703.717.4180.