Help with hemorrhoids


Most of us over 30 years of age have at some time suffered from hemorrhoids. This is one of the most common medical problems suffered by men and women. Usually 80% of people suffering from hemorrhoids are able to deal with over the counter preparations and a few lifestyle. For others who are suffering from external hemorrhoids, surgery may be necessary.

Internal hemorrhoids are usually free of symptoms. The most common symptom is blood seen covering the stool or toilet paper. It is when these internal hemorrhoids prolapse outside the anus to become extremely painful and annoying.

Depending on the severity of hemorrhoids that you may be able to get relief with the following methods: A sitz bath. Sit in a few inches of warm water for fifteen minutes two or three times a day. When cleaning do not use toilet paper, use a towel or a cotton swab moistened with witch hazel. You can buy pre moistened pads at the drug store. You can use a cream on the counter to help reduce burning and itching. Do not use for the time specified by the manufacturer.

Some hemorrhoids must be treated surgically. There are several ways to do this. The first is an elastic band ligation placed a band around the hemorrhoid to stop the flow of blood to it. The hemorrhoid withers away within days. Sclerotherapy is when a chemical solution is injected to shrink the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoidectomy, where hemorrhoids removed surgically is generally used in severe cases.

Other measures that lasts longer to help prevent a recurrence of hemorrhoids is to eat more fiber. Take a fiber supplement on a daily basis. Drink plenty of water to help keep your stools soft. Do not put off your desire to have a bowel movement. Do not sit for long periods of time on the toilet.

Please remember that any rectal bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor.

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