How to treat internal hemorrhoids
All about hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids involve the veins inside the rectum; external hemorrhoids involve veins in the skin outside the anus.There are two types of hemorrhoids: external and internal. External hemorrhoids develop near the anus and are covered by very sensitive skin.
Hemorrhoids become a problem only when they swell too much, at which point they may cause internal hemorrhoids pain, itching, irritation, burning and bleeding. (See Internal hemorrhoids symptoms)
The primary reason is the upright posture of human beings, aging, a low fiber diet, heredity, chronic constipation or diarrhea and straining on the toilet.
Other causes include a sedentary lifestyle, too much strenuous exercise, pressure on the rectum from pregnancy or from standing a lot, regulating bowel habits by the clock, heavy
lifting, lack of exercise, too much strenuous exercise, chronic cough, medications that cause diarrhea or constipation and spending extended periods of time of time (e.g., reading) on the toilet. (See What causes hemorrhoids)
What helps hemorrhoids
Practical guidelines are included for treating hemorrhoids, involving both hygienic measures and dietary considerations. Treatment requiring surgical and non-surgical approaches also are discussed. Steps for preventing hemorrhoids are listed. It is pointed out that hemorrhoids are an especially common disorder, and often reduce by themselves or with minimal treatment. (see How to get rid of hemorrhoids)
How to cure hemorrhoids
- Moderate symptoms can frequently be relieved by increasing an amount of fiber and fluids in the diet.
- The addition of lubricants (mineral oil) stool softeners (docusate) or stool softeners (docusate) can be helpful for treating constipation. Hyperosmolar (polyethylene glycol), stimulate laxatives (senna and bisacodyl), or saline (magnesium citrate) are safe and efficient.
The goal of the fiber supplement, the stool softeners, and increased fluid consumption is creating bulky, but soft stools that move regularly. They work in combination with oral fluids to add moisture and soften the stool. For this reason, supplements are best administered in the morning, so that fluid can be consumed throughout the day.
- Eliminating excessive straining reduces the pressure on hemorrhoids and helps prevent them from protruding.
- Severe hemorrhoids require treatment, including ligation (rubber band treatment), injection and coagulation, hemorrhoidectomy, and other therapies, including cryotherapy
(freezing).(See How to treat piles by medical care)
How to deal with internal hemorrhoids at home
Strategies for the home care management of hemorrhoids are also outlined. How to treat internal hemorrhoids at home, These include:
- Soaking in a warm bath (See Sitz bath for hemorrhoids)
- Cleaning the anus carefully after each bowel movement
- Using ice packs to relieve swelling, See more.
- Using acetaminophen or aspirin to relieve pain.
- Using a cream or ointment to soothe and numb itching and suffering.
How to treat internal hemorrhoids naturally
Prevention of the recurrence of the hemorrhoids is aimed at changing conditions associated with pressure and straining of constipation. Doctors will often recommend increasing fluids and fiber in the diet. Drinking six to eight glasses of fluid (not alcohol) result in softer and Eating the right amount of fiber, bulkier stools. (see Nature’s Quick Constipation Cure –constipation remedies)
The softer stool makes emptying the bowels easier and lessens pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining. Eliminating straining also assists prevent hemorrhoids from protruding. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Also, doctors may suggest a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel).You can take psyllium supplements to treat it, See Dosage and Medical Advice more.
How to deal with internal hemorrhoids fast
Hemorrhoids must be addressed surgically. These methods are used to destroy and shrink the hemorrhoidal tissue and are performed under anesthesia. The doctor will carry out the surgery during an office or hospital visit. Some surgical methods may be used to remove or reduce the size of internal hemorrhoids.How to treat internal hemorrhoids, These techniques include:
- Rubber band ligation
A rubber band is placed around the base of hemorrhoid inside the rectum. The band cuts off circulation, and hemorrhoid withers away within a few days.
A chemical solution is injected around the blood vessel to shrink hemorrhoid.
- The first-degree internal hemorrhoids can be treated with conservative treatment;
Second-Degree hemorrhoids require conservative treatment, sclerotherapy, and rubber band ligation. Mild third-degree hemorrhoids may be treated with rubber band ligation and other noninvasive treatments, but severe cases of third-degree and fourth-degree hemorrhoids are required surgical procedures. (see How Are Hemorrhoids Classified?)