What are Hemorrhoids?
We all have hemorrhoids which are clusters of veins located just underneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the anus and rectum. When they are in their healthy shape you don’t feel their existence. The problem starts when they become swollen for any reasons such as pregnancy, overweight, straining during bowl moments.
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How Do You Fix Hemorrhoids?
There are many home based easy to use treatment with help of which you can greatly improve your situation and if you includes some these things in your daily life then there is a big chance that you will permanently get rid of this condition.
#1 More Fiber Intake;
As constipation and hard stool is considered the number one culprit for this condition by health professionals so the sufferer has to bring some changes to his daily food routine to have soft stool. The number method for achieving soft stool and getting rid of constipation is to include sufficient amount of fiber in your foods. Eat those foods which carry high fiber content and avoid those which are stingy in this regard. Experts recommend the daily fiber intake for an average person is in range of 30 to 35 grams. Fibrous foods can greatly reduce inflammation, bleeding and swellings. Fiber rich foods include;
- Oat bran
- Whole-grain foods
- Brussels sprouts
- Acorn squash
- Chia seeds
- And fresh fruit
Note: some people experience gas or bloating when they consume in excess amount of fibrous foods; the best advice for them is to gradually increase it, avoid sudden change.
Plenty of fluids and water intake is another way to reduce constipation and hard stool. As dehydration is the main cause of constipation. So it is important take at least 8 glass of water and also ensure to take a glass of water with each meal.
#3 Lifestyle Change
Avoid alcohol and spicy foods. There is a common belief that alcohol is a dehydrating agent and also not easy for digestive system deal with which consequently deteriorates your hemorrhoids so it is important to exclude it from your routine until your condition completely improve. Wear loose, soft cotton made underwear. Avoid using tight fitting clothes and clothes made of plastic or other unnatural materials. Use loose and cotton base clothes as it keeps the area aired out and stops moisture from building up, which can bother your hemorrhoids.
#4 Regular Bathroom Habit
Go to bathroom immediately when feel the urge to excrete.
#5 Regular Exercise
Besides other health benefits exercise also significantly improves your hemorrhoids conditions, for regular bowl function 20 to 30 minutes moderate speed walking is best.
#6 Warm Bath
According to experts 15 to 20 minute soaking in bathtub filled with few inches of warm water greatly improves the condition. It is perfect for irritation, spasms and itching. Don’t rub or hard dry the anal area after taking soaking. You can also use dry for this gently drying process. For making soaking easier with better results use sitz-baths especially designed for this purpose. You can set this sitz-baths on your toilet seat. Do this soaking two to three times a day and after each bowl movement.
#7 Ice Treatment
For shrinking the swollen veins use a small ice piece several times a day on the affected area.
Types Of Hemorrhoids
This exists under the skin around the anus. When compare to pain it is the most uncomfortable condition as far hemorrhoids pain is concerned. The main reason for its sever and painful situation is irritation and erosion of the overlying skin. In case a blood clot (which is called thrombosed) is formed inside the external hemorrhoid then this condition becomes extremely severs and pain occurrence is sudden. This thrombosed is like hard marble or lump covering anus. Normally this clot of blood dissolves resulting in excess skin (swollen substance) the main cause of itching and irritation.
When compared to external hemorrhoids the internal is the less painful. The main symptoms of this are you will experience bright red blood on toilet paper or sometime on your stool as well in case of excessive bleeding. In some cases internal hemorrhoids extend beyond the anus, can create severe problems for the sufferer.
Hemorrhoids are further divided into 4 grades, read more.
Causes of Hemorrhoids
- Family History
- Straining during bowl moment
- Prolonged sitting or standing
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Anal intercourse
Medical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
How To Heal Severe Hemorrhoids
In case of severe hemorrhoids, if the above-mentioned home based methods fail then it is the best time to seek some medical treatment. But there is still a hope that some simple methods still work in case of severe hemorrhoids and your doctor can save you from full-fledged surgery. The simple procedures your physician can use include;
In this simple method the area surrounding the swollen and inflamed blood vessels is injected with anti-inflammatory chemical. This is the effective way of shrinking the swollen vessels.
Ultraviolet heat waves are used to burn away the hemorrhoids.
This method is also called rubber band ligation. In this method a rubber band is attached around the hemorrhoids base, blocking the blood follow into inflamed vessels, a simple way to of killing the hemorrhoids.
In this method the doctor simply freezes the hemorrhoids until falls off on its own.
In very severe case when your hemorrhoids become too big, and the above-mentioned methods fail then your doctor will use Hemorrhoidectomy (surgery) as an ultimate option.