We are very pleased to announce the availability of Tush MD to WisdomAndHealth.com.
What is Tush MD?
Tush MD is, in our view, the most innovative product for the management of constipation, hemorrhoids, and overall anorectal health that we have found so far. We’ll discuss this product in more detail below. But first, we need to understand a bit more about hemorrhoids.
What exactly are hemorrhoids?
Let’s face it…nobody likes to talk about hemorrhoids. But, ask any airline pilot, long haul truck driver, professional athlete, pregnant woman, or administrative assistant about hemorrhoids. It’s a real problem that can cause a great deal of embarrassment, discomfort, and pain.
Hemorrhoids, in their simplest sense, are varicose blood vessels around the anal area. When healthy, these veins serve a vital function to help control and aid in the passage of stool. However, when these blood vessels become varicose (that is, enlarged), then can cause itching, irritation, and rectal bleeding.
There are multiple causes of hemorrhoids, such as exercise, low-fiber diet, irregular bowel habits (either constipation or diarrhea), pregnancy, and sitting for extended periods of time. During pregnancy, a combination of hormonal changes and pressure from the growing fetus can case these blood vessels to enlarge. It is estimated that well over half of all adults over the age of 50 have the burning and itching symptoms associated with hemorrhoids.
Types of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are classified as Internal or External. As the names suggest, hemorrhoids are classified according to their physical location in or outside of the rectal opening. Internal hemorrhoids can exist without pain or irritation. However, they can bleed when irritated. Conversely, External hemorrhoids can be painful, irritating, and also bleed when irritated by stool, toilet paper, or soaps.
Diet – Increased fiber consumption, accompanied with increased water consumption, can help produce a gentler bowel movement, reducing hemorrhoid irritation and allowing them time to heal.
Sitz baths – These can be highly effective. However, their effects do not last very long.
Donut pillows – Donut pillows (or donought pillows, if you prefer) are an excellent, drug-free way to take the pressure off the affected area. Donut pillows are perfect for anyone who must must maintain a seated position for extended periods of time, such as airline pilots and truck drivers. They are also a good option for pregnant women.
Topical Treatments – A variety of over-the-counter ointments, gels, wipes, and suppositories are available. Some of the oldest brands date back to 1935, and were originally marketed as a treatment for sunburn! Today, these products typically contain witch hazel, phenylephrine (a drug that constricts blood vessels), and/or hydrocortisone (an mild anti-inflammatory steroid). Because some of these products are so old, there is actually very little evidence to suggest that they are effective. More recently, a number of homeopathic preparations have emerged on the Internet. Many of these products have a multitude of ingredients with limited rationale or evidence supporting them.
Surgery – For extreme cases, surgery may be the only option. There are several different types of surgical procedure available, depending on the type and location of the hemorrhoid.
As we can see, the treatment options for hemorrhoids are actually quite limited! Aside from diet and donut pillows, there is little available that provides effective relief…until now!
Tush MD contains only three relevant ingredients:
Psyllium is a commonly used dietary fiber used to treat chronic constipation. At low doses, psyllium is a gentle, all natural way to promote and stimulate healthy bowel elimination, reducing the irritation to the blood vessels. Psyllium is also used in high fiber breakfast cereals, so it is very safe.
Witch Hazel Leaf acts as a mild astringent, and is a well-known hemorrhoid treatment. By taking witch hazel orally, the leaf form passes through the bowels and acts where it is needed most…the area where hemorrhoids exist.
Bromelain is a natural enzyme extracted from the stem of the pineapple. It is commonly used in marinades as a meat tenderizer. In Tush MD, bromelain helps to digest foods more thoroughly, resulting in more comfortable bowel elimination. Bromelain is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which is ideal for a condition like hemorrhoids.
In our view, bromelain is the really innovative ingredient here. But, combining it with psyllium and witch hazel, ingredients that are known to help with hemorrhoids, is a stroke of genius.
This combination of simple, powerful ingredients results in a product that can produce more comfortable bowel movements, reducing the irritation caused by stool passing inflamed hemorrhoids. Tush MD, when combined with donut pillows, is an ideal product for constipation and anorectal health.
If you suffer from hemorrhoids, Tush MD and a good donut pillow are an ideal combination. While the pillow takes the pressure off the affected area, the ingredients in Tush MD result in a gentler bowel movement. Plus, the possible anti-inflammatory effect of bromelain and the astringent property of the witch hazel logically compliment the psyllium.
DISCLAIMER: THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
Hemorrhoids are no laughing matter .
If you are experiencing rectal pain and/or rectal bleeding, please see your doctor as soon as possible.