Hemorrhoids Pain Relief – Is the Pain That Bad?

A deeper insight into symptoms and causes of hemorrhoids is necessary before delving into hemorrhoids pain relief. Hemorrhoids, or commonly known as piles, are the swollen or inflamed veins in the rectum or anus areas. If left untreated they generally get worse as time goes by, and the sufferer has to endure great pain and discomfort especially during bowel movement.

There are three types of hemorrhoids.

  • Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum. The sufferer usually does not feel pain but there may be blood in the stool during bowel movement.
  • Prolapsed hemorrhoids occur when the internal hemorrhoids protrude through the anus. It can be extremely painful.
  • External hemorrhoids, usually itchy or painful, occur outside the anus. Blood may accumulate at the anus, and this can cause the area to be swollen and inflamed.

Causes:

Hemorrhoids are caused by the increase in pressure in the veins of the anus. Examples of two very common causes are (1) when pressure is applied during a bowel movement, (2) when carrying heavy objects

Symptoms:

  • Pain and discomfort in the region around the anus
  • Itching and/or swelling in the anus area
  • Lumps protruding from the anus area
  • Bleeding which can be noticed from the toilet tissue

It could be a fatal mistake to assume that only hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding can be caused by other illnesses such as colorectal cancer or anal cancer. Or it can come from another part of the digestive tract.

Precautions / Preventions:

  • Prevent constipation by consuming more fiber, vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains in your diet.
  • Drink at least ten glasses of water daily.
  • Exercise regularly but avoid strenuous exercise especially those that exert pressure around the rectum or anus areas. Also, stay fit and slim as obesity increases the risk of having hemorrhoids.
  • Avoid straining during bowel movement.
  • Ensure to thoroughly clean the anus area after every bowel movement. If possible use water or moistened toilet tissues/pads.

In most mild cases, over-the-counter medicines (ointment and suppository) are effective to alleviate symptoms. However, symptoms may recur as these medications do not treat the root cause

Surgery:

Removal of hemorrhoids by surgery may be required if the internal hemorrhoids are prolapsed or if they are very large.

A deeper insight into symptoms and causes of hemorrhoids is necessary before delving into hemorrhoids pain relief. Hemorrhoids, or commonly known as piles, are the swollen or inflamed veins in the rectum or anus areas. If left untreated they generally get worse as time goes by, and the sufferer has to endure great pain and discomfort especially during bowel movement.



Source by Ken Soh

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