Dr. Brand discusses how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can contribute to hemorrhoids.
COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition that often is associated with increased pressure inside the abdomen, and that increased pressure can then be translated to pressure on the hemorrhoidal tissue and that can then aggravate them.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.