Hemorrhoids and Treatment

Hemorrhoids are distended veins that develop around the anal orifice. There are two types of hemorrhoids – Internal hemorrhoids that occur in the rectum with the distended veins covered by mucosa and External Hemorrhoids that occur on the out side of the anal orifice and are covered by skin. The former are prone to bleeding causing blood in the stool.

Hemorrhoids are common especially among women who have gone through vaginal child birth. These engorged veins may cause discomfort or occasionally pain around the rectal area or bleeding. The blood is usually bright red and usually small in amounts. Occasionally, thrombosis (clotting) may occur in the engorged vein that can cause severe rectal pain.

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (Gluten Enteropathy or non Tropical Sprue) is caused by intolerance (allergy) to Gluten, a protein found in many wheat, barley and maize products. This allergic inflammatory reaction caused blunting of the finger like villi that absorb digested nutrients from the gut into the blood stream. This leads to a malabsorption disorder. The disease is genetic.

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:: Clear Lake Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

1015 Medical Center Blvd
Suite 1300
Webster, TX 77598

Phone: (281) 557-2527

:: Baytown Offices

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

Jacinto Medical Group
4002 Garth Road
Suite 140-B
Baytown, TX 77521

(by appointment only)

:: Texas City Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

7111 Medical Center Drive
2nd Floor 
Texas City, TX 77591

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