The Best Help
With Hemorrhoids
Is Knowledge.

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 constipation)
  • 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 developing hemorrhoids

To begin to get help with hemorrhoids, you need to think about whether any of these things might be affecting your condition.

Symptoms

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 include:

  • A slimy discharge of mucous that happens involuntarily
  • Feeling that you are not able to completely empty your bowel during a movement
  • Pain or discomfort during or after your bowel movement
  • 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.

Internal hemorrhoids

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.

  • Grade 1 hemorrhoids are swellings that remain inside the anal canal. They may bleed but can’t be seen from outside the anus.
  • Grade 2 hemorrhoids are larger than grade 1 hemorrhoids. They are pushed outside the anus during bowel movement but retract on their own afterward.
  • Grade 3 hemorrhoids remain outside the anus after a bowel movement but can be pushed back inside manually.
  • Grade 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 them.

External hemorrhoids

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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