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Some interesting facts:
Get some help with hemorrhoids by knowing some simple facts.
- A large percentage of the population (around
75%) will deal with hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.
- Statistically there are very few cases of
hemorrhoids that develop into a situation that requires surgery.
- Sometimes they will go away on their own.
- Lifestyle and dietary changes can often reverse
the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Ok, that is some good
information. It should brighten your outlook. Now it’s time to learn a few more
specific things that will give you help with hemorrhoids.
At very least it will help
you understand what you need to do next.
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Although the exact reason
that hemorrhoids develop is not completely understood at the present time, it
is thought that they begin to form when there is increased pressure in the
blood vessels that line the anal canal and the rectum.
Some of the things that can increase
your likelihood of developing hemorrhoids are:
- Lifting heavy objects frequently
- Straining to empty the bowel (perhaps because of
- Eating a diet of food that is largely low fibre
- Being Pregnant
- Being born with a genetic weakness in the rectum
- Family History of Hemorrhoids
- As age increases, so does the likelihood of
To begin to get help with
hemorrhoids, you need to think about whether any of these things might be
affecting your condition.
So, what are some of the
things you will begin to see happen as hemorrhoids develop? Some of the more common signs you might see
- A slimy discharge of mucous that happens
- Feeling that you are not able to completely
empty your bowel during a movement
- Pain or discomfort during or after your bowel
- An itchy feeling on the skin around the anus
- A tender lump that forms near the anal opening
- Bleeding from your anus during bowel movement
These are not all of the
symptoms that might be associated with hemorrhoids, and they may also be
associated with other problems. If you experience any of these symptoms, you
should see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Types of Hemorrhoids
Here is some help with
hemorrhoids identification. There are two main types.
These develop inside the
anal canal, however, they can hang down and even protrude through the anal
opening. They are graded from 1 to 4 according to severity.
1 hemorrhoids are swellings
that remain inside the anal canal. They may bleed but can’t be seen from
outside the anus.
2 hemorrhoids are larger than
grade 1 hemorrhoids. They are pushed outside the anus during bowel
movement but retract on their own afterward.
3 hemorrhoids remain outside
the anus after a bowel movement but can be pushed back inside manually.
4 hemorrhoids do not retract on
their own nor can they be pushed back inside. They remain outside the anus
permanently and become very swollen and painful if clotting occurs inside
These are swellings that
develop on the outside of the anus and are often more painful than the internal
types of piles.
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