Lifestyle before treating hemorrhoids
Treating Hemorrhoids are a matter of too much pressure on the anal veins and the anal plexus. Pressure can come from things you can do something about, like lack of exercise, a constipating diet and straining at stool. Pressure can also come from things you cannot do anything about, like a fundamental absence of valves in the anal veins or liver ascites. Anything that increases the blood pressure in the anal plexus can (and usually does) lead to hemorrhoids. There are internal and external hemorrhoids and many people who have one kind of hemorrhoid also have the other.
It is important to enquire about social issues and lifestyle before embarking upon treating hemorrhoids external and internal hemorrhoids. Treating hemorrhoids without correcting these factors is destined to failure:
- Spending hours or reading books on the bathroom commode, while attempting to defecate, is an ominous sign, and any effective treatment in these patients is doomed to fail unless the habit is broken before embarking upon surgery. If the patient continues to strain for defecation after surgery, the hemorrhoids are sure to recur.
- Some athletes, such as weight lifters and tennis players, exert themselves in extreme bursts of muscular activity which raises the intra-abdominal pressure and can be associated with prolapse of internal hemorrhoids or thrombosis of external hemorrhoids.
- Hemorrhoids may also become aggravated and irritated in patients who practice anorectal intercourse. In these patients, it is important to exclude other diseases such as abscess, fissure, or ulcers, and to evaluate the immune system before undertaking treatment.
- Prolonged sitting and lack of activity have also been reported to predispose to hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are common and annoying swollen areas of the hemorrhoidal cushions. There are hemorrhoidal cushions above and below the dentate line, leading to “internal” and “external” hemorrhoids. (see What is a hemroid and how to get rid of it)
Causes of treating hemorrhoids
The main symptom of the disease is rectal bleeding. Depending on the location of the
hemorrhoids and their size, they may be painful or may not be painful. It is important to remember that serious diseases can also mimic hemorrhoids so that if you have rectal bleeding and are of the risk category for colorectal cancer, you need to see a doctor. (see Symptoms of hemorrhoids)
Treating hemorrhoids naturally
It is critical to treating hemorrhoids without surgery. Follow these tips to keep cool:
- Use of ointments and creams may protect skin in the area, reduce itching, and prevent further injury. Zinc oxide cream or ointment is frequently suggested (see Doctor Butler’s Hemorrhoid & Fissure Ointment -hemorrhoid cream review). Although petroleum jelly is recommended, coconut oil is the different option. Vitamin E oil can be applied to affected area.
- An ice pack placed against area for many minutes at a time may help to reduce pain and to swell (See Gel ice pack).
- The 20-minute sitz bath may help to relieve irritation. Epsom salts can be added to the sitz bath .(see Sitz bath for hemorrhoids)
- Exercise for 20 to 30 minutes per day can contribute to new bowel function.
- Try to go to the bathroom when you feel the urge, rather than waiting, to prevent straining, and added pressure.
- To help decrease swelling, try sitting on a cushion rather than the hard surface.
- Triphala is a mixture of three fruits that is used in Ayurvedic medicine as the bowel “tonic” to relieve constipation smoothly.
- Chamomile or calendula are herbs that may be used topically as a compress or ointment.
- Use Suppository for hemorrhoids
If you have hemorrhoids, you just want to shrink them. It is understandable – the pain can be crippling and prevent you from leading a normal life.