The uninvited holiday guest

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Like a drunk uncle who can’t take the hint, your hemorrhoid has decided to join you for dinner—and it wants allll the attention.

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

The potatoes have been passed, the turkey slathered in gravy, and as you reach for the cranberry sauce you wince. Like a drunk uncle who can’t take the hint, your hemorrhoid has decided to join you for dinner—and it wants allll the attention.

It’s burning. It’s itching. It’s bleeding. And it just won’t stop. Hemorrhoids don’t discriminate, and they don’t take time off. So every day, including the day you’re determined to share peacefully with family, is interrupted by that unwanted guest.

Why not make this the year you set a boundary for yourself and excuse your hemorrhoid from taking part in the festivities? You’ve earned the right to live your life to the fullest, free from pain and embarrassment. I’ll support you without judgement, and I’ll help to take away your pain. And while I’m no therapist, I’d be happy to offer some words of encouragement if you decide there’s no room for your uncle at the holiday table this year, either.

I offer two, non-surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

To reach Dr. David Gutman of Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists, call 216-772-4653. He has two office locations: 25200 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 109, in Beachwood; and 2660 W. Market Street, Suite 250, in Fairlawn. To learn more, visit SensitiveCare.com.