Haemorrhoids, also called piles, are dilated rectal veins that have clotted and become inflamed. Veins in the rectal or anal area become swollen and painful and at certain instances may also bleed. It may occur inside the entrance of the anus (internal haemorrhoids) or outside the entrance of the anus (external haemorrhoids).
A blood clot (thrombosis) may form in the vein, making the haemorrhoid more painful and sometimes even requiring surgical treatment.
What causes haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids usually result from excessive straining during a bowel movement, which causes an increased pressure on the anal veins. Hemorrhoids, like varicose veins, are veins located in the anus that have become stretched and weakened.
The contributing factors, besides old age and constipation may be –
- Certain liver disorders
- Intake of diets deficient in fibre and fluids
- Long hours of sitting
- Heavy lifting of weights
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Physical inactivity
- Poor anal hygiene
- Improper digestion of food
- Poor liver function
Symptoms of haemorrhoids
The most common symptom of internal haemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool or stools streaked with bright red stains. In certain circumstances, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus and become irritated and painful. This is known as a protruding haemorrhoid. Other symptoms of hemorrhoids include –
- Pain at the anal area while sitting
- Anal itching
- Unsatisfactory bowel movements
- Formation of small and hard lumps near the anus
Manage hemorrhoids with diet & homeopathy!
Almost everyone who suffers from haemorrhoids (even those who are not constipated) benefits with dietary changes. The best way to deal with hemorrhoids is to consume more fibre and fluid diet. This will ensure a stool that is soft and bulky and, therefore, would be much easier to eliminate.
Alcohol, coffee and nuts can aggravate haemorrhoids for a few. So, it’s best to avoid them completely. Local treatments such as warm sitz baths, cold compress or topical analgesic can provide temporary relief.
Homeopathic medicines for hemorrhoids are prescribed according to individual symptoms to manage the condition on a long-term basis and prevent its recurrence. Conventional treatment involves the use of medicines that make the condition more manageable, but offer only temporary relief. So, you need to consume them life-long.
Whereas, homeopathic medicines for haemorrhoids aim to manage the problem internally, by restoring the internal processes of the body. Homeopathic medications help address the condition naturally and effectively. Invasive procedures like surgery can be held-off with the help of homeopathic medicines.
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