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What is Hemorrhoid?

Home Remedies for hemorrhoidsHemorrhoids, also known as piles, are a condition in which the veins and tissues around the lower rectum and anus become swollen and inflamed. When there is pressure on the walls of the rectum, the muscles that support the hemorrhoidal vessels are weakened. These vessels become enlarged and lose their support. The result is a sac-like protrusion of dilated veins inside the rectal canal called internal hemorrhoids, or under the skin around the anus called external hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoid Causes:

  1. Individuals who suffer from certain digestive problems like constipation that cause straining to evacuate the bowels are most susceptible to developing hemorrhoids.
  2. Sitting in the toilet for a long period of time, without being able to pass stools
  3. Being overweight or obese
  4. There are many people who develop hemorrhoids only because they are genetically inclined towards the problem. Therefore, you are a lot more likely to suffer from this problem, in case one or both of your parents have this problem.

Hemorrhoid Symptoms:

  1. A lump near the anal opening, which is painful and sensitive
  2. Bleeding during bowel movements
  3. Leakage of feces
  4. Irritation and itchiness near the anal region
  5. In case you suffer from piles, it is possible that you will not experience most of the symptoms, which is why it may go unnoticed and could even develop into bleeding piles.
  6. Blood covering the stool or on toilet paper after wiping
  7. Rectal itching

Hemorrhoid Prevention :

  1. Get an adequate amount of exercise each day. Exercising for around 30 minutes a day improves not just overall health, but also enhances bowel movements and reduces the problem of constipation. This in turn reduces the pressure on the veins in the anus, thereby preventing hemorrhoids.
  2. Make sure that your last meal of the day is consumed at least two hours before bedtime.
  3. Avoid straining while having a bowel movement.
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Consider fiber supplements

Hemorrhoid Home Remedies:

  1. Moist Toilet Paper: Cleaning the anal area with dry toilet paper may increase the irritation and itchiness. Therefore, it is better to use toilet paper that is moist, so that the area can be cleaned properly. However, it is important to stay away from paper that is perfumed or contains alcohol as this could cause severe irritation.
  2. Warm Bath: For relief from the pain and discomfort, it would be a good idea to climb into a tub for a nice warm soak for a few minutes every day. This not only relieves the pain, but also brings the swelling down to some extent. In case you do not have a bath tub, you can easily buy a sitz bath that fits over the toilet and is just as effective.
  3. Cold Therapy: When it comes to reducing swelling and inflammation, ice is one of the most effect remedies. Apply either an ice pack or a cold compress to the anal area each day.
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