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How to Treat Hemorrhoids?

Published at : 05-07-2019 View : 16559

        Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in lower rectum. Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time. Hemorrhoids, also called piles , happen when clusters of veins in your rectum or anus get swollen.

What is Hemorrhoids?

        Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins and it can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, but often the cause is unknown. Fortunately, effective options are available to treat hemorrhoids. Many people get relief with home treatments and lifestyle changes.



Causes of Hemorrhoids

        The veins around your anus tend to stretch under pressure and may bulge or swell. Hemorrhoids can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum and it usually are caused by increased pressure within the lower abdomen. Some potential causes include:

  • Straining during bowel movements

  • Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet

  • Having chronic diarrhea or constipation

  • Being obesity

  • Being pregnant

  • Having anal intercourse

  • Eating a low-fiber diet

  • Regular heavy lifting

  • During pregnancy

  • Rectal cancer

Types of Hemorrhoids

        This can become uncomfortable or painful. Hemorrhoids aren’t always visible, but when they expand, they can look like red or discolored bumps or lumps.

 Internal hemorrhoids are found in your rectum. They can’t always be seen because they’re too deep in your anus to be visible. Internal hemorrhoids aren’t normally serious and tend to go away on their own. Sometimes internal hemorrhoids can swell and stick out of your anus. This is known as a prolapsed hemorrhoid. There aren’t any nerves that detect pain in your rectum, so you may not always notice internal hemorrhoids. But they can cause symptoms if they grow larger.

 Prolapsed hemorrhoids look like swollen red lumps or bumps outside your anus. You may be able to see them if you use a mirror to examine this area. Prolapsed hemorrhoids may have no other symptom than the protrusion, or they may cause pain or discomfort, itchiness, or burning. In some cases, you may need surgical treatment to remove or correct a prolapsed hemorrhoid so that they don’t cause you any pain or complications.

 External hemorrhoids occur on your anus, directly on the surface of where your bowel movements come out. They’re not always visible, but are sometimes seen as lumps on the anal surface. External hemorrhoids aren’t usually a serious medical issue. But see your doctor if they cause pain or discomfort that interrupts your daily life.

The symptoms of external hemorrhoids are essentially the same as those of internal ones. But since they’re located on the outside of your rectal area, you may feel more pain or discomfort when you sit down, do physical activities, or have a bowel movement.

 A thrombosed hemorrhoid contains a blood clot (thrombosis) within the hemorrhoid tissue. They may appear as lumps or swelling around your anus. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are essentially a complication of a hemorrhoid, in which a blood clot forms.

        Hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable or even painful, but most of the time you won’t experience any noticeable symptoms, and complications are very rare. Internal or external hemorrhoids that don’t prolapse or thrombose are more likely to heal without causing any symptoms or complications. Prolapsed and thrombosed hemorrhoids are much more likely to cause discomfort or increase your risk of complications.

Treatment For Hemorrhoids 

        The best way you can treat your health problems is to seek emergency medical attention. If your hemorrhoids cause pain and discomfort, or if you notice any symptoms like bleeding or prolapse. Hemorrhoids that are treated quickly have a better chance of healing without causing any further complications.

        You should take timely measures to treat it. If you delay the time, the treatment of the disease will become more difficult. If you are worried, pay more attention to it and treat it in time, you will recover quickly.



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