What are they? Hemorrhoids are when the veins around your butt (or anus) become swollen. You may also find that the hemorrhoids may be inside of your rectum, otherwise known as the lowest part of the colon. These veins can become very large and lose their normal shape which will intern cause you to have some sort of protrusions that are found in the canal of the anus. Listed below is will show you the causes, symptoms, types of , and how to deal with hemorrhoids.
Causes of Hemorrhoids: There are many reasons to why a person may have hemorrhoids. Some of those reasons are attributed to sitting or standing for a very long time, lifting a very heavy object or even lifting something improperly that may be light. You could also get hemorrhoids from straining when trying to have a bowel movement (an example would be constipation.) Pregnancy, obesity, and a low fiber intake can also cause you to have hemorrhoids.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids: There are a lot of different symptoms associated with having hemorrhoids. Some of those may include itching, burning, pain, swelling, bleeding, irritation, some seepage, and even inflammation. If you notice that you have some bleeding, this may be a good time to have a doctor check it out. Bleeding may be one of the first signs that something is going on.
Types of Hemorrhoids: There are three different types of hemorrhoids. There are internal, external, and prolapsed. Internal hemorrhoids can be found inside of the rectum. They usually will not cause any pain depending on the location. The one problem with internal hemorrhoids is that they do bleed and the blood can be a very bright red. External hemorrhoids can be found at the opening of the anus and under the skin. External hemorrhoids can be very painful to the touch and also be very sensitive. The color of the hemorrhoids seem to show up as either purple or blue. Prolapsed hemorrhoids are another type of internal hemorrhoid but it will collapse and come outside of the anus. It will most often discharge mucous and have very heavy bleeding. Prolapsed hemorrhoids can also form clots and become very painful.
Dealing with Hemorrhoids: Some things to think about when dealing with hemorrhoids are your diet, how you lift heavy and light objects, not straining when you go to the bathroom, and getting plenty of exercise. Try to add some fiber to your diet by either taking a fiber supplement, or eating foods rich in fiber such as bran, wheat, fresh fruits, and plenty of vegetables. You need to be conscious of how much liquid you are drinking. Drinking plenty of liquids will really help loosen up your stool so you will not become constipated. Avoid high fat foods which can trigger the hemorrhoids to flare up. Make sure you are getting plenty of exercise, this will help in keeping things moving freely. Try to avoid lifting heavy objects, it will only make matters worse.
Make an appointment with your doctor so you can get some relief from your hemorrhoids. There is no reason for a person to have to deal with the types of hemorrhoids listed above. Best of luck to you.