Hemorrhoids which is also known as piles are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum similar to the varicose veins. Hemorrhoids are caused due to a number of reasons although the cause is often unknown. The causes may be due to straining during the bowel movement or due to increased pressure on the veins during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids can be located inside the rectum or they may develop under the skin. Piles is a very common condition.
Hemorrhoid clots are not dangerous but can be extremely painful. There are many effective options available to get relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Some of the signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids may include:
- Painless bleeding during bowel movement.
- Itching or irritation in the anal region.
- Pain or discomfort.
- Swelling around the anus area.
- A lump near the anus area which may be sensitive or painful.
There Are Different Types Of Hemorrhoids. They Are As Follows:
These lie inside the rectum. You cannot see or feel these type of hemorrhoids and they rarely cause discomfort.
They lie under the skin around the anus and will bleed when irritated or scratched.
Sometimes blood may be collected and form a clot and can result in severe pain, swelling, inflammation and a hard lump near the anus.
Some Of The Causes Of Hemorrhoids Are As Follows:
- A low fiber diet.
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Straining during the bowel movement.
- Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet.
Some Effective Home Remedies To Cure Hemorrhoids Are As Follows:
Eating high fiber foods:
Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains will help soften the stool which will avoid straining during the bowel movement.
Use topical treatments:
Applying an over the counter cream or using pads contain witch hazel or a numbing agent can help relieve the pain.
Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath.
Soaking the anal area in water warm water for 10 to 15 minutes for two to three time a day can help cure hemorrhoids.
Keep the anal area clean:
Showering on a daily basis and keeping the skin around your anus clean will avoid infections.
Don’t use dry toilet paper:
Use moist towels or wet toilet paper that does not contain any perfume or alcohol.
Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the anal area to relieve pain or swelling.
Take oral pain relievers:
For temporary relief from your discomfort or pain, you can use aspirin or ibuprofen.
With these treatments, hemorrhoid symptoms often go away within a week. See your doctor if you don’t get relief in a week, or sooner if you have severe pain or bleeding.
You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids By Following Some Of These Precautionary Tips:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Eating high fiber foods.
- Considering fiber supplements.
- Avoid long periods of sitting.