A hemorrhoid is essentially swollen tissue and blood vessels located in the anal canal.
When a person is suffering from hemorrhoids, he may experience sudden itchiness in the anal area, bloody stools, and some pain.
Itchiness often occurs because some hemorrhoids protrude from the anal canal and this protrusion may irritate surrounding tissues (and the protrusion may become irritated as well).
If a person has an external hemorrhoid, he may find it difficult to clean the area, and if the hemorrhoid is injured during the cleaning process, blood may appear.
Fresh blood is often the first sign of hemorrhoids.
There are 2 types of hemorrhoids: internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.
If the hemorrhoid has developed within the anal canal, and is not visible at all.
It is called an internal hemorrhoid and also possible for an internal hemorrhoid to protrude from the anus.
There are some risk factors that may predispose a person to developing hemorrhoids.
The first risk factor is irregular bowel movement.
For example, if you eat something that makes your stomach unstable, the repeated visits to the bathroom may cause your anal/rectal tissue to swell.
If you are constipated because of a poor diet, the excessive straining can also cause hemorrhoids, because you have to strain and push to help remove your feces.
It is also possible for a woman to suddenly develop hemorrhoids after the third month of pregnancy.
The risk for internal and external hemorrhoids is due to the fact that as a fetus grows in size, its immediate environment (the amniotic sac) also expands.
This increases the pressure in the pelvic region.
If pressure increases in the pelvic region or rectal region, hemorrhoids can suddenly manifest, even if a person has never experienced hemorrhoids before.
If a woman develops hemorrhoids while she is pregnant, and she undergoes normal delivery after 9 months, the straining needed to eject the child through the birth canal may also worsen the condition.
Visit your doctor if you suspect that you have hemorrhoids.
The presence of blood and mucus on your stool are enough to warrant a visit to the doctor.
Do not delay.
The earlier your doctor can take a look at your condition, the faster the relief.
There are many possible treatments for hemorrhoids.
If your hemorrhoids are not severe at all, your doctor may prescribe a drug that helps repair and strengthen blood vessels.
If you have numerous hemorrhoids that are affecting your quality of life, you can ask your doctor about removing the hemorrhoids through minor surgery.
Preventing hemorrhoids is still the best route.
So if you had hemorrhoids in the past, and they resolved on their own, you can prevent them from coming back. Here are some guidelines to get you started:
1. Evaluate Your Diet
To see if you are getting enough fiber every day.
Eating whole foods, such as quinoa and brown rice, can help increase your overall fiber intake.
Eating green vegetables also helps.
2. Monitor Your Daily Activities
Are you getting enough exercise?
If you are sitting around most of the time, you may be putting yourself at risk for more hemorrhoids in the future.
Engage in at least 1-½ hours of vigorous physical activity every week to keep your circulatory system healthy.
3. Losing Weight
If you are overweight or obese, try losing weight.
Research has shown that overweight individuals are more likely to develop hemorrhoids than people who have normal weight.
Hemorrhoid No More is among best-selling hemorrhoids cure ebooks for a good reason.
Many men and women have completely eliminated any hemorrhoids they had and even symptoms.
Such as pain, irritation, swelling and bleeding.