Shocking Facts on Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids are a common problem for most people. However, it is a problem that is usually not life threatening. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal area. Some hemorrhoids can occur outside the anus while some occurs inside the rectum. The ones that are located outside the anus are called external hemorrhoids while the ones located inside the rectum are called internal hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins in the anal area become enlarged or swollen. Some causes for the veins to become swollen or enlarged are not sufficient amount of fiber intake, sitting on the toilet for a long time, straining during bowel movement such as constipation, pregnancy, obesity, lifestyle, too much lifting of weights or heavy objects, anal intercourse, infection in the anal area and aging. The symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding during bowel movement, anal area itching, pain in the anal area, bumps or swelling outside the anus, among others. There are different methods to cure hemorrhoids, whether surgical procedures or natural remedies.

It usually depends on the patient’s decision and how severe the case of hemorrhoids is. Nowadays, most people prefer the natural way of curing because it is cheaper and less extensive. The natural way of curing hemorrhoid is said to be as effective as the surgical method. However, if one’s case of hemorrhoid is severe, it is usually advised to have a surgical procedure done to remove the hemorrhoids. To avoid having an enlarged or swollen hemorrhoid, one is recommended to have a regular intake of fiber and to avoid straining during bowel movement and also to drink lots of fluids.

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