Hemorrhoids also known as Piles in the Asian and Middle East countries are the swollen veins in the lower rectum. Usually, a lot of people believe in the theory of hemorrhoids being a permanent medical condition. There is a lot of myths regarding Hemorrhoids and wrong information always leads to killing the possibilities of early treatments or home treatments. There are very strong chances of treating hemorrhoids at home and usually, surgery is not required in the majority of the cases. To understand the entire scenario lets understand how hemorrhoids come into existence in the first place.
The human rectum is layered with blood vessels and a thin skin membrane over it. There are times when the skin membrane is stretched due to weight or pressure come over the anal canal causing the veins to swell. They get irritated when the stool passes through and thus cause bleeding. There are two sites where hemorrhoids occur and hence have been classified into two categories:
External Hemorrhoids: The hemorrhoids occur at the tip of the anal opening or around the anal openings. Sometimes even the pinkish pad-like structures block the anal openings and thus make it painful while defecation. In some of the cases the hemorrhoids prolapse and blood clots in the veins making it extremely painful. It is said that the initial 24-48 hours are unbearable but they itself start healing.
Internal Hemorrhoids: The hemorrhoids which occur inside the rectal part and cannot be seen from outside is known as internal hemorrhoids. They are usually painless because there are no pain-sensing nerves inside the rectum. The formation of hemorrhoids has the same properties as the external ones.
Symptoms of External Hemorrhoids:
- It starts itching
- A swelling around the anal region
- Defecation becomes tough, causes pain
- Prolapse External hemorrhoids cause acute pain and bleeding
- In rare cases can also cause anemia
- Prone to Pruritis Ani
Symptoms of Internal hemorrhoids:
- Only internal bleedings
- It does not pain as there are no pain-sensing nerves in the rectum.
What Causes Hemorrhoids:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Anal Intercourse
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Liver Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Low Fiber Diet
- Lack of exercise
- Prolonged sitting including on toilet.
First aids to make hemorrhoids Painless:
Numb Topical Anesthetic Creams are the most recommended numbing cream around the world. It is known as one of the best Hemorrhoid Creams for being a quick reactive and effective relief within the seconds of its application. It also stops any further bacterial attacks over the hemorrhoids.
- During Hemorrhoids, maintaining hygiene becomes a big issue and also it is the only requirement for fast relief. You won't be able to use tissues or spray water jets on hemorrhoids, for proper cleansing use Numb Topical Anesthetic Disinfectant Foam Soap.
How hemorrhoids can be treated at home:
The Juice: Fresh lemon Juice with ingredients like Ginger and Mint is a must want drink you would love to have during Hemorrhoids. It helps in preventing inflammation during bowel movements.
The Baths: Taking warm baths will help you to retain the normality of life. One can sit in a tub of warm water with apple cider vinegar in it. It reduces pain and even helps the hemorrhoids to heal faster.
The Sitz Solutions: Submerging the hemorrhoids into a bowl of warm water is always recommended. Even in the hospital, you might have seen the doctor giving you a pot which fits into the toilet seat, pour warm water into it and soak the hemorrhoids like 4-5 times a day.
The Wardrobe: Wearing undergarments and tight clothes are discouraged. The cloths reacting to hemorrhoids have never been any reason whereas the agenda remains not to create any unnecessary rub or moist.
Fiber Enriched Food is recommended along a lot of water intake. You will have to maintain the water content to avoid any constipation.