What causes hemorrhoids that don’t go away, and how to cure them?
Hemorrhoids and piles are the common problems around 50% of the adult population due to modern lifestyles.
The hemorrhoids appear as swollen veins around the rectum and anus. These veins can swell to the point where they bulge and become irritated. The hemorrhoids are of two types:
- Internal hemorrhoids: These are caused by small arterial branches in the rectum. Although not usually felt or visible, they may bleed.
- External hemorrhoids occur in the veins beneath the skin outside the anal opening. External hemorrhoids can also bleed, but they tend to be more painful than internal hemorrhoids due to the presence of nerves.
Causes and Symptoms:
Piles are caused by constipation, diarrhea, incorrect lifting methods, pregnancy, and the lower pelvic region’s straining when passing stools. These are some of the symptoms of piles.
- A painful and swollen lump surrounds the anal opening.
- Areas around the anal opening are irritated, itchy, and painful.
- Stools have visible bloodstains.
- There is a pain when passing stools.
With a bit of care over time, hemorrhoids usually resolve themselves. But what if you still suffer from this affliction despite using over-the-counter creams?
Note the painful reasons behind this:
Hemorrhoids are itchy. As a result of the prickling irritation, one becomes almost uncontrollably tempted to scratch. The factors that cause hemorrhoid itch are:
- Hemorrhoids are slightly stretched by inflammation caused by distended blood vessels
- Inflammation and tenderness are exacerbated by passing feces
- Clothing that rubs against the area while you sit or walk.
- The mucus from internal hemorrhoids drains from the surface of the anal skin and then dries.
There is often more itchiness at night; some sufferers even itch while sleeping.
It is recommended that hemorrhoid sufferers increase their physical activity to regulate their bowel movements and reduce bowel strain. Too much pressure when passing a stool can cause hemorrhoids. It is possible to inadvertently aggravate hemorrhoids while trying to heed this advice. The outcome is often a long-lasting case of painful hemorrhoids.
Check out the exercises that can worsen hemorrhoids:
- Jumping and skipping are high-impact exercises where you lift both your feet at once
- Lifting heavy weights and doing deep squats can put pressure on your rectus
- Abdominal muscles, which contribute to pelvic pain
- While riding a bike with a small seat places pressure on your anal
Many hemorrhoids will disappear on their own within a few days without treatment. The person should rest during this time and avoid anything that might strain or put pressure on the area.
Some people may benefit from over-the-counter (OTC) treatments. Medicated creams can relieve itching and discomfort, such as phenylephrine gel (Preparation H).
A doctor may be able to prescribe more effective ointments if over-the-counter treatments are ineffective.
Those who frequently experience hemorrhoids or complications, such as blood in the stool, should see a doctor. Tests may be run to rule out underlying causes or recommend alternative treatments by the doctor.
Severe hemorrhoids may require medical intervention, including surgery.
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