Articles Showing articles written by: Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

Relax, it’s only your butt

I get it. Anything that pertains to your rear end can be a source of amusement or embarrassment. The latter keeps many people from coming to see me as soon as they notice the pain, burning and itch associated with hemorrhoids. Eventually they decide the gain is far better than living with the pain and schedule an...

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Who gets hemorrhoids?

I ’d like to dispel a few of the myths about who gets hemorrhoids—and who doesn’t. Age - When it comes to hemorrhoids, age really is just a number. I’ve seen patients that range in age from their teens up to their 90s. So despite what many people might think, young people can be just as susceptible to getting hemorrhoids...

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What is the perfect poop?

Hemorrhoids start out as normal tissue called anal cushions. This inflatable tissue just inside the anal canal fills with blood to form a strong hydraulic seal, keeping what’s inside, well, inside. When you put pressure on your abs, like when you lift something heavy, those cushions instantly inflate to keep you from leaking. That’s...

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For the booty, and the foodie

Most people know me as an expert in the field of hemorrhoid treatment, and I’ve helped thousands of patients find relief. But in addition to that form of medicine, I also offer a nutrition and disease reversal program called Cleveland Nutrition. It’s a plant-based nutrition program that helps people recover their health, get off of...

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Who's looking at your rear?

A man who came in for an appointment recently had been told by his primary care physician that he had 10 hemorrhoids and they were all protruding. After asking him a series of questions, I told him it didn’t sound like that was happening at all. You see, it’s not anatomically possible to have 10 hemorrhoids. Three is the most you can...

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