How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Effectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To effectively get rid of hemorrhoids, one should be able to know first the causes and symptoms of the said condition. It is important to understand how and why hemorrhoids occur in order to treat or prevent it.

What is Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids, in its true scientific term, refer to the vascular structure found in the anal canal which acts as a cushion for stool control. However, the term has now been commonly used to refer to a medical medication which causes the nerve endings of the anal area to swell painfully and uncomfortably. They are also commonly called piles which may even cause rectal bleeding when left untreated.

Needless to say, it is a very embarrassing condition and it is not very surprising why one suffering from hemorrhoids may not speak up about the said condition.

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

Although hemorrhoids is a very common condition, the exact cause of the same has not yet been determined. Nevertheless, according to studies, women are more prone to suffer from the said condition because of their physical and structural difference. A significant number of men, however, also suffer from hemorrhoids due to eating foods that causes hard stools and drinking too much alcohol. The good news is that, hemorrhoids is rarely life threatening, but the pain can be very excruciating.

Types of Hemorrhoids

Basically, there are four different types of hemorrhoids and each of them can be characterized by different pain levels.

  1. Internal Hemorrhoids

This occurs when the veins in the anal canal are strained due to constipation and hard stool. Most often you will see blood in the stool which indicates that the anal canal is already swelling and bleeding.

  1. External Hemorrhoids

As the name indicates, external hemorrhoids is characterized by swelling of the outer area of the anal canal or on the anal cavity. This type of hemorrhoids can also cause bleeding and excruciating pain.

  1. Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

This condition occurs when internal hemorrhoids is left untreated, thus causing the tissues to weaken. This subsequently leads for the tissues to slip down or prolapse through the anal cavity.

  1. Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

Thrombosed hemorrhoids is said to be the most painful of all types of hemorrhoids. This happens when the external hemorrhoids have already worsen, thus forming blood clots in the anal cavity.

How to Treat Hemorrhoids

You can get tons of advice on dealing with hemorrhoids, but most of them will only treat the pain and discomfort. For this, you can try out over-the-counter ointments and cold compress to be applied to the inflamed area. You can also use aloe vera gel and apple cider vinegar to naturally heal the inflamed area.

Perhaps the most effective way to treat hemorrhoids is to prevent the occurrence of the same. This means that you should observe a healthy lifestyle and include foods rich in fiber in your diet. Fruits and vegetables with unsaturated fatty acids also help prevent hemorrhoids as they act as lubricant in the anal cavity. Of course, the most important treatment is to drink a lot of water every day. You should consume 3 liters of water every day to prevent hemorrhoids.