Hemorrhoids Symptoms and Causes

By: ajay

Not many of us would like to talk on Hemorrhoids and few would seek help to treat this painful condition. This is because of the inadequate and occasional information found on print and electronics media. Looking at the occasional information on hemorrhoids one would imagine that hemorrhoids are rare. But actually hemorrhoids are the most common disease in developed countries like United States.

If you are suffering from hemorrhoid silently, please consult your doctor.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are the veins in the anal area, both inside and outside the anus. These veins swollen up to form hemorrhoids causing pain, itching, and bleeding in the anal area. There are three types of hemorrhoids:-

  • 1) External Hemorrhoids
    External hemorrhoids are swollen veins outside the anus. External hemorrhoids are easily detected by physical observation of anal area.
  • 2) Internal Hemorrhoids
    On the other hand internal hemorrhoids occur on the inner part of rectal region. Mostly people are not aware of internal hemorrhoids until they become irritable. Internal hemorrhoids bleed in serious condition. In that case surgery is necessary.

  • 3) Bleeding Hemorrhoids
    Bleeding hemorrhoids are the most fatal one. Bleeding from internal or external hemorrhoids is considered as bleeding hemorrhoids. There are many causes for bleeding from rectal veins, so consult your doctor.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

  • Bad diets and straining on the toilet are the two most likely causes of hemorrhoids and these two reasons are interlinked.
  • Intake of processed food lacking in fiber, is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids
  • The western style toilet is another cause for hemorrhoids as it encourages straining of toilets
  • Aging is another cause of hemorrhoids.
  • Pregnant women are more prone to hemorrhoids as due to pressure on hemorrhoids veins during pregnancy.

Prevention of Hemorrhoids

  • Bowel Habits
    You should not wait when there is a nature's call and it should take hardly 2 to 5 minutes to pass stool. Waiting can lead to hardening of stool and thus more difficult to pass.
  • Change your diet
    Include more fibrous food in your diet and avoid processed food. Avoid food that causes indigestion.
  • Regular Exercise & avoid sitting for long period
    Regular exercise will not only reduce pressure on hemorrhoids veins, it will be useful for overall development of your body. Take break from your work and don't sit for long period of time.

Right medication, precaution and care should be taken to treat hemorrhoids. Remember, Hemorrhoids are the most common disease in developed countries like United States, UK, Australia and Canada. If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, dont suffer in silence. Consult your doctor. 

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