Life Passing By With Hemorrhoids – Relief NOW
The majority of people have experienced the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids or piles at least once during their life time, but they generally do not know precisely what they are or how they are caused. Life quietly passes them by and they continue to suffer in silence!
If this interests you, then you’re in the right place – below you can learn about what hemorrhoids are, how they occur and discusses some potential treatment options.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Everyone has veins inside the anal canal which exist to help control stools. Generally, these veins fill with fluid to assist with bowel movement. However, if someone strains when trying to pass a stool, more fluid rushes to the veins in the anal canal causing them to swell and inflame resulting in a condition traditionally referred to as hemorrhoidse.
The main cause of the swelling and inflammation is as a result of increased pressure and strain on the veins. This condition is generally not life threatening, but it can be very painful and have an impact on your way of life and ability to pass stools.
What are the Types?
the hemorrhoid is either internal or external.
- Internal – hemorrhoids result when the small veins along the wall of the anal canal become swollen. Generally this type of hemorrhoid results in bright red blood being noted on tissue or dripping into the toilet during bowel movement. Heightened occurrence of the condition can result if the veins bulge excessively. Excessive bulging can cause the veins to prolapse as a result of bulging outside the anus resulting in the condition being extremely painful.
- External – veins around the outside of the anus can also swell and become hardened. When this occurs, the condition known as external hemorrhoids can cause itching and limited paid. However the hemorrhoids can become thrombosed or necrotic which can result in acute pain.
What are the Causes?
Life has many challenges and Hemorrhoids can be caused by a number of diverse things, some of which are listed below:
- Overweight or obesity
- Lack of exercise
- Sedentary jobs such as truck driving or office working
- Pregnancy and delivery causes heightened pressure and strain on veins.
- Poor or inadequate diet (especially lacking in fiber which can cause chronic constipation)
- Chronic cough.
What are the Treatment Options?
There are a number of ways to treat Hemorrhoids, but treatment is generally based upon the type of hemorrhoid and the underlying cause of the condition. Some of the most effective treatments can be done at home and include natural remedies such as:
- Fiber – slow increase of the amount of fiber in your diet
- Water – increase the amount of water consumed daily, as this aids bowel movement
- Cardio Exercise – general increase of blood flow around the body and particularly to the rectal area, which helps strengthen tissues and could help prevent hemorrhoids
- Strengthening Exercise - buttock lifts can strengthen and tone anal sphincter muscles.
So what’s the Conclusion?
In general, the majority of cases of Hemorrhoids are a painful irritation; however there may be isolated instances when more invasive treatment is required under medical supervision especially if your hemorrhoids start bleeding. Surgical treatment can be performed to reduce blood flow and shrink veins either by banding the hemorrhoids or scarring the area around the hemorrhoid.
The most common approaches suggested by doctors to resolve the condition include diet change, exercise and over counter medication. So, follow a good healthy lifestyle to avoid the irritation and discomfort of hemorrhoids!