Naturally relieves the symptoms of hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are not a pleasant topic and it can be embarrassing to talk about, even with your doctor. But this is a fairly common problem in both men and women. This is not surprising given the typical Western diet coupled with lifestyles that are often characterized by too much stress and little exercise.

What exactly are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are veins in the lining of your rectum and anus that are twisted, swollen, and inflamed and can form either internally or externally. The resulting lumps can cause pain and bleeding. If you have hemorrhoids in your anus, above the junction between the rectum and the anus, you have an internal hemorrhoid. If your hemorrhoids are below this junction and under the skin around the anus, they are considered external. Both types of hemorrhoids can stay in your anus or protrude outward.

How do hemorrhoids form

Hemorrhoids most commonly present as an increase in pressure, usually from bowel movements. Hemorrhoids are common in people with chronic digestive disorders, especially constipation. They are also observed in the elderly and during pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, the extra pressure of your growing baby in your uterus can lead to hemorrhoids. Childbirth can make the problem worse, but fortunately, most hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy go away after childbirth.

Another common cause of hemorrhoids is obesity, because when you’re overweight your body simply doesn’t have the strength to achieve adequate elimination through your intestines.

How do you know if you have hemorrhoids?

When you have hemorrhoids, you may or may not have symptoms. However, with proper care, most symptoms disappear within a few days. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is the presence of bright red blood, which is usually seen on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. It’s possible for an internal hemorrhoid to protrude into the anus, but if you do, you’ll likely experience irritation and pain.

If your hemorrhoids are external, your symptoms may include swelling or a lump (blood clot) around your anus. These are called thrombosed external hemorrhoids and can be very painful.

Depending on your toilet habits, you can make your problem worse and cause more irritation, bleeding, and itching. If you have hemorrhoids, it’s important not to strain when you have a bowel movement. Excessive rubbing or cleaning of the area can also make your problem worse.

Other symptoms may resemble those of hemorrhoids: anal abscess, anal fissures or fistulas, anal abscesses, and nonspecific itching or irritation (commonly referred to as pruritus ani).

Rectal bleeding: hemorrhoids or more serious?

If you are bleeding and think it is related to hemorrhoids, you should consult your doctor, especially if this is a new symptom for you. Bleeding from the rectum can be a sign of other more serious conditions, including colon cancer, especially if you are an elderly person. As mentioned above, bright red blood is most often a sign of hemorrhoids, but any new or sudden signs of bleeding should be checked out, regardless of your age.

Interestingly, vitamin D is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Optimizing your vitamin D levels can reduce your risk by up to 80 percent!

Relieve hemorrhoid symptoms naturally at home

– Rucus Broom is a herbal extract that you can use for hemorrhoid problems. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effects and can help tighten and strengthen these veins. It is specifically used to treat vein problems. It helps strengthen the walls of the veins so they don’t widen or dilate when pressure is applied during a bowel movement.

– Other useful supplements include horse chestnut, bromelain, Japanese sophora extract and aloe vera extract.

– Try a sitz bath. A sitz bath consists of immersing your hips and buttocks in hot water. The moist warmth of the bath relieves symptoms and helps heal inflamed tissue. Use warm, not hot, water and don’t add anything. Sit for 10 to 15 minutes as often as desired to relieve symptoms.

– Apply cold compresses or ice to and around your anal area for 10 to 15 minutes up to five times a day.

– Keep your anal area dry as moisture promotes skin irritation, itching and infection.

– Apply a layer of petroleum jelly to your anal area to soothe irritated tissue. You can also apply aloe vera gel to soothe the burning sensation, or a topical astringent like witch hazel.

– After defecation, wipe with toilet paper, compresses or cotton wool soaked in witch hazel

* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.

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