Hemorrhoids (or piles to the British) are nothing more than a varicose vein situated in the worse part of the body – the anus or the rectum. Believe it or not, hemorrhoids are inherited, but there are conditions that predispose the individual to develop hemorrhoids.
Pregnancy is one of them because as the fetus grows, there is increased abdominal pressure that can lead to rectal vein swelling. If you love to read while taking a dump, beware. Overstaying in that position may actually increase the pressure on the miserable veins. Also, if you are always on a fast food diet that lacks fiber, this leads to hard stools and constipation causing a strain in the rectum and leading to hemorrhoids. Summer heat can also lead to dehydration and rock-hard fecal material which may result to getting varicose veins down there.
You may have hemorrhoids if you see or experience bright red blood in the toilet water or tissue paper. Other signs include painful bowel movement, tender swelling or lump around the anus, itchy anus and a mucous anal discharge.
The first aim of treatment is to relive pain. To do this, you can sit in the tub filled with warm (not hot) water for about 10 minutes. There are also creams and suppositories with cortisone available. The second aim of treatment is to change the conditions that cause hemorrhoids. This can mean loading up with fruits, vegetables and whole grains and drinking more fluids. These foods make softer, bulkier stools which in turn lessen the pressure on hemorrhoids.
For internal hemorrhoids, see a health care professional for proper treatment. Instruments may already be applied or chemicals may be injected in to the hemorrhoids to make it shrink and wither. --- Cartoons from the Internet.
Good aricle from you! Once hemorrhoids have been diagnosed,one ption is creams & ointments. The second one, which I used for my case i, is
herbal remedies. Some practical suggestions can be found also