Treatment For Hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the anus or lower rectum. They often go unnoticed
and usually clear up after a few days, but can cause long-lasting discomfort, bleeding
and be excruciatingly painful.
Hemorrhoids (also called piles) can be divided into two kinds, internal and external.
Internal hemorrhoids lie inside the anus or lower rectum, beneath the anal or rectal
lining. External hemorrhoids lie outside the anal opening. Both kinds can be present at
the same time.
More than 75% of Americans have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.
Hemorrhoids may benefit by dietary and lifestyle changes but these certainly can not
always cure hemorrhoids.
Constipation is to be avoided! Softening the feces by drinking plenty of water, eight
Ensuring adequate amounts of fiber in your diet by consuming plenty of leafy
vegetables, wholegrain breads and fruit. This may be supplemented with over the
counter fiber supplements, ie. Metamucil.
Avoid sitting on the toilet for prolonged periods of time as this can aggravate the
condition. Therefore it would be wise to not read while on the toilet.
Use moistened or pre-moistened tissue for cleaning. Always clean gently.
Hemorrhoid discomfort may be lessened by sitting in warm water 10-15 minutes 4 times
There are numerous over the counter hemorrhoid medications that may help the sufferer
symptomatically but again do not cure hemorrhoids.
The tips mentioned above may be helpful to you in the care and treatment for
hemorrhoids but not in the cure for hemorrhoids.
There are surgical procedures to help hemorrhoids but this is not only expensive but can
be very painful.
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