Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and rectum. Common symptoms of hemorrhoids can include pain, itching, and rectal bleeding. They can develop inside or outside of the anus and rectum, called internal and external hemorrhoids, respectively.
Hemorrhoids are an extremely common problem. An estimated 75 percent of Pakistanies experience them at some point. While they typically go away in a few weeks on their own, they can cause mild to severe discomfort. To make them more tolerable, you can use home remedies to treat them.
Lifestyle and dietary changes are the best way to prevent hemorrhoids. Eating lots of high-fiber foods (especially from plants) and drinking plenty of water are essential for their prevention, as they keep the digestive process moving correctly and prevent constipation. Exercising regularly and avoiding sitting for long periods of time can also help prevent hemorrhoids. The most effective way to avoid constipation is to go to the bathroom when you first feel the urge. Delaying a bowel movement allows the bowel to reabsorb water from the stool. This makes stool harder when you finally do go.
Hemorrhoids are typically easy to treat and clear up on their own. In very rare cases, the hemorrhoid could cause complications. Chronic blood loss from a hemorrhoid could cause anemia, which is a shortage of red blood cells. Internal hemorrhoids can also have their blood supply cut off, resulting in strangulated hemorrhoids, which can cause extreme pain.
If home treatments haven’t been effective after more than two weeks, make an appointment to see your doctor. Your primary care physician can diagnose and treat hemorrhoids. They can write prescriptions for medicated creams, ointments, and suppositories. If these treatments don’t work, they may recommend treatments like rubber band litigation or surgery to remove the hemorrhoids. You should also make an appointment to see your doctor right away if you notice rectal bleeding for the first time or if your rectal bleeding increases.
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