Swelling of the rectal veins can cause hemorrhoids. The swelling can be attributed to chronic constipation, straining during bowel movements, and sitting for a long time. Effective treatments can include additional fiber and increased water intake along with a stool softening medicine when needed. This article can help you understand the additional causes as well as potential treatments.
Hemorrhoids are often aggravated by difficult bowel movements and the resulting strains they put on the excretory system. Make your stools softer and easier to pass by drinking more water and excluding most refined foods from your diet. Squatting is another thing to try to effortlessly pass stools. When sitting down on the toilet, use a stool underneath your feet. In countries around the world where they don’t use toilets but instead squat to have a bowel movement, hemorrhoids are rare.
If you have not discussed things with a medical professional already than you shouldn’t be using any type of over the counter medication for more than one week. This includes the standard creams that you find, but also any kind of suppositories. After this period of time, it is better to discuss things with your doctor.
To treat existing as well as prevent new hemorrhoids from forming, every time you have a bowel movement, use any of the readily available over-the-counter hemorrhoid wipes or pads to gently cleanse yourself after wiping. The pads are treated with witch hazel and provide instant relief from pain and itching as well as help to shrink hemorrhoid tissues.
When you have hemorrhoids, you will want to maintain proper bowel movements at all times. One of the ways that you can facilitate this is to eat a diet that is high in fiber. Fiber will break down the foods in your body and help you to feel more relaxed.
If constipation is a big problem, you are going to have more hemorrhoids. Consider taking a good fiber supplement. This supplement will soften your stool and make it easier for you to pass bowel movements. This is great for the people that do not like to eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
Knowing the facts about hemorrhoids can help you diagnose, treat, and possibly cure the problem for yourself or a family member. Hemorrhoids can occur in people of all ages, even children, although they most commonly affect people between the ages of 45 and 65. The main cause of hemorrhoids is constipation. And one of the best ways of preventing them is by eating a healthy diet that’s also high in fiber. Hemorrhoids can range from the size of a small pea to larger than a golf ball. In many cases, they can be cured in a week or two with the proper treatment.
As previously stated, swelling of veins is the cause of hemorrhoids. The factors that cause the swelling may be chronic constipation, dehydration, lack of fiber, and sitting too long. Now that you understand the different causes of hemorrhoids and potential treatments for them, you can take steps to heal them and better yet, avoid them.