I’m sure that in life, there are certain things that you would not tell anyone, or rather not to let others know…and hemorrhoid distress is one of them. I have been experiencing pile flare up for a month and the discomfort that comes with it is upsetting my life.
For those who are pondering what are hemorrhoids (piles), allow me to elaborate briefly. The term hemorrhoid describes a disorder in which the capillaries around the rectum or anus are irritated and inflamed. They happen when you strain regularly during bowel release, compelling blood to extend and protrude the walls of the veins, in some cases bursting them leading to hemorrhaging.
What causing hemorrhoids flare up?
3. Persistent irregularity or diarrhea
4. Anal intercourse
5. Prolong periods of seating
As you can see, piles can happen to anyone regardless of gender and when you are experiencing this disorder, the following symptoms would usually surfaces:
Signs & Symptoms of piles
1. Painless, bright red bleeding with bowel movements. This usually comes with internal hemorrhoids distress.
2. Uncomfortable swelling or lump in the anal area. This indicates the flare up of external hemorrhoids. When external hemorrhoids are irritated, rectal itching also comes along.
Can hemorrhoids be treated or prevented?
There are some things you can possibly do to prevent the annoying hemorrhoids from “visiting” you.
1.Eat more fiber: Fiber helps you avoid constipation and straining to pass a bowel movement, which are both primary risk factors for developing hemorrhoids. Eating more fruits, vegetables, brown rice and whole grains can help make stool bulkier and easier to pass. Foods rich in soluble dietary fiber includes split peas, black beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, avocados, oatmeal and red potato. Eating a high-fiber diet will be the best choice, but if you are unable to consistently get 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day through foods you consume, there are a variety of products that can supplement your fiber intake.
2. Drink lots of water and fluids: This makes stool softer, which reduces straining. Plain drinking water will be the best but you could also substitute it with fresh fruit juices. Avoid or reduce the intake of any alcoholic or caffeine drinks if you had the habit of having them daily.
3. Do not hold back your “nature calls”. Otherwise, your stool can dry and harden, making it more difficult to pass. Make it a habit to release any natural calls as soon as possible.
4. Pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are very common during pre and post pregnancy. Have a chat with your health care providers if you start experiencing any rectal pain and itching, before trying any self-care treatments or products. One of the tactics that you can adopt is to lie on your left side when resting or sleeping. This will ease the pressure exerted on the delicate rectum veins and prevent any veins swelling and hemorrhoids.
5. Don’t stand or sit for too long: Both standing and sitting can add extra pressure to your fragile rectum veins. Taking periodic breaks to move around can help to reduce the risk of developing hemorrhoids if you have a desk job.
6. Water therapy: Use this remedy if you need instant discomfort on your hemorrhoids. Warm water can be very soothing to any inflamed, itchy and painful hemorrhoids. You will get rapid pain relief through either applying cold compresses or soaking your rectal area in warm water for about 10 minutes, 2 times daily. A sitz bath, which fits over the toilet for this purpose, can be easily purchased from most pharmacies.
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