How To Cure Internal & External Hemorrhoids

Most people discover that they have hemorrhoids in one of several ways. They either feel the lump of an external hemorrhoid when they wipe themselves after a bowel movement, notice drops of blood in the toilet bowl or on the toilet paper or feel a prolapsing hemorrhoid (one that is protruding from the anus) after bowel movements. Severe anal pain can result when an external hemorrhoid thromboses or a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid becomes gangrenous.  At this stage, a sufferer needs to seek urgent medical attention.

 There are two types of nerves in the anal canal, visceral nerves and somatic nerves. The somatic (skin) nerves are like the nerves of the skin and can therefore feel pain. The visceral nerves are like intestinal nerves and do not sense pain but only pressure. Internal hemorrhoids are therefore usually painless.  They do, however, need to be dealt with using an effective hemorrhoids medicine.

 When the anal cushion of an internal hemorrhoid carries on growing, it eventually bulges into the anal canal and can sometimes even protrude from the anus. When this happens it is called a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid. In the anal canal, the hemorrhoid is irritated and inflamed by stools, in particular the hard stools caused by constipation. The resultant trauma can lead to bleeding and sometimes pain when stool passes. Both internal and external hemorrhoids are severely debilitating and can prove difficult to treat.  There is, however, a hemorrhoids medicine that has been proven to cure both effectively and permanently.  To find out more about it, click here.

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Hemorrhoids Home Care & Remedies

There are a number of things you can do that will help relieve hemorrhoids or possibly prevent them recurring. Diet and exercise are very important when it comes to managing this painful condition. If you are overweight, it is vital you get down to a healthy weight for your size. Regular exercise and including enough fiber in your diet are two other things you need to prioritize.

It is crucial that you do not try to diagnose yourself. See a qualified medical practitioner who will verify that you have hemorrhoids so you can manage them in the most appropriate way. Above all, don’t assume you have hemorrhoids just because you have rectal bleeding. It is extremely important that you get this properly checked out if it should be happening to you. Painless (or even painful) rectal bleeding is a symptom of internal hemorrhoids but it can be caused by other conditions although the younger you are the more likely it is that you have hemorrhoidal bleeding.

Once you are properly diagnosed with hemorrhoids, you need to adopt a lifestyle strategy. Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing if you are suffering a flare-up. The yoga poses for hemorrhoids involve being upside down and can prove beneficial although, to be honest, I found these of only limited use. Don’t let yourself become constipated so make sure you drink enough water and keep up that fiber intake. Never strain during a bowel movement and don’t lift heavy objects. Avoid standing out in the cold as this causes your abdomen to tense up, leading to (you guessed it!) more pain and suffering through straining. Stay bundled up in the cold and try also not to cough too much.

Stress is, I believe, a big factor in causing and aggravating hemorrhoids. You might like to try limiting your intake of caffeine as this simply adds to stress as well as dehydrating you further. For a similar reason, too much alcohol is not a good idea. Relaxation in a warm bath or sitz bath can provide temporary relief although unfortunately I have never found it to be of lasting benefit. Some people swear by herbs including bayberry and goldenseal but, again, these did nothing for me. There are, of course, all the remedies you can find in the pharmacy and I’ll be discussing these in another post. For now, try my simple self-care methods and I hope they provide some relief.