Drinking

Drinking Water, Hemorrhoids and Alcohol Consumption

There is a lot to be shared about the connection between drinking water, hemorrhoids (piles) and excessive alcohol consumption. The news media, health blogs and healthy living magazines constantly remind people to drink more water for better health.

We all know water is better for us than soda, sugary drinks and all the other liquids most people prefer to drink than simple water. But we all have cravings. I used to drink lots of soda thinking I was getting enough water from it.

These same health sources also warn that excessive alcohol consumption and hemorrhoids are a painful reality for many heavy drinkers. Piles are inflamed anal veins that grow into small or large masses inside or outside of the anus.

They are commonly known as internal or external hemorrhoids or external piles and internal piles. Hemorrhoid symptoms are chronic itching in and around the rectal cavity. They also cause … Read More

Tea Stains Teeth – Do I Have to Stop Drinking It?

While not as bad as coffee or red wine, unfortunately that lovely morning cup of tea stains teeth like nobody’s business. As many people are concerned about having white teeth and avoiding stains and discoloration, you may like to know if you can still enjoy that morning pick-me-up and not have to put the dentist’s kids through college as a result.

Tea stains teeth due to an acid that naturally occurs in its makeup, tannin or tannic acid. This acid breaks down or causes small openings like pores in the enamel of the teeth. These small openings allow the strong pigment of the tea to leech into the tooth, and cause strong stains deep in the enamel.

But does this mean you have to give up tea if you want to keep a bright white smile? Luckily, you don’t. There are a few different options you can try which should … Read More