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Hemorrhoids—Past, Present, and Passed Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, form when the rectal or anal blood veins are inflamed due to some form of tension caused by a varied number of circumstances, such as prolonged sitting. Hemorrhoids often result in swelling, extreme pain, and bleeding. There are two common kinds of hemorrhoids: internal and external. They both exhibit similar symptoms such as bleeding. If you are currently experiencing hemorrhoid discomfort. The following measures may help to ease your pain: 1. Apply a cold pack directly to the hemorrhoid region to lessen the inflammation and the pain. The easiest method to do this is to ask a loved one to apply the cold compress as you are lying face down. 2. Before you use toilet paper, dampen it with water or baby oil. Baby wipes are also recommended as they are extra gentle for your sensitive skin. 3. Always clean the region well with lukewarm water may times every day. A bidet is very effective for this purpose. 4. As much as possible, do not sit or stand for long periods. 5. Take a hot bath several times a week. Do not take salt baths as they can cause irritation in the hemorrhoid. Also, avoid strong detergents in cleaning your anal area. 6. To help achieve smooth bowel movement, add fiber into your diet. Take fresh vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber. Legumes, beans and whole grains are also highly recommended for fiber intake. 7. Try to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water each day. This will soften your stool, allowing smooth passage.

Hemorrhoids—Past, Present, and Passed


8. Exercise every day. Do brisk walking or jogging at least 30 – 45 minutes, three to four times a week. This will help in the food absorption and make moving your bowels less painful. 9. Do not push hard during bowel movement. It can cause extra strain to the hemorrhoid and can cause further damage. 10. Avoid lifting heavy objects. If it is unavoidable, use proper body posture and mechanics to prevent putting extra pressure and tension on the lower extremities especially the pelvic area. 11. Take over-the-counter drugs recommended to ease hemorrhoid pain. Those drugs that contain corticosteroids are effective in combating pain. However, you should check at least with the store pharmacist to be sure that the drug can help your condition. You should remember to take these drugs only on the prescribed schedule as prolonged intake can cause inflammation or pockmarks in the anal lining. 12. In some cases, hemorrhoids need proper surgical treatment, either through sclerotheraphy, to reduce the size of the piles, or the rubber band ligation clinically known as hemorrhoidectomy. Ask your physician about other treatments. 13. Do not assume that rectal or anal bleeding is caused only by hemorrhoids. It can be a sign of a serious health problem such as colon cancer. 14.If you are experiencing hemorrhoids for a long time, never hesitate to consult your doctor for proper medical attention. The sooner the better. Hemorrhoids are generally more of a nuisance than a threat. You will find that there is no reason to suffer unduly with a problem that can be

Hemorrhoids—Past, Present, and Passed


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Hemorrhoids—Past, Present, and Passed


Hemorrhoid--Past, Present and Passed