Hemroids. For most people, the word invokes a sense of embarrassment, and hemroid treatment is often not very well understood by sufferers. Today though, thanks to the Internet, treatment information is available without a trip with the doctor. Recent advances in research of natural and herbal hemroid remedies have shown that these medications are both effective and safe in the treatment of hemroids.
What are Hemroids?
A hemroid is swelling and inflammation of the veins in the rectum and anus. Some doctors simply call this an enlarged, or varicose vein. There are basically four different types of hemroids that you can get. internal, external, prolapsed and thrombosed hemroids.
In healthy people, the surrounding tissues of the anus, fill with blood to help regulate the elimination of waste materials from the body (i.e. bowel movements). When excessive pressure is applied to the veins, often due to straining, the veins become inflamed and stretch, causing a hemroid.
External hemorrhoids appear outside the body and refer to swelling under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are inside the body and rectum. They usually do not cause much pain, but they may bleed. A prolapsed hemroid is an internal hemroid that has grown very large and is protruding outside the body. Thrombosed hemroids are refers to hemroids which have clotted and become hard. These are by far the most painful variety.
Signs and Symptoms:
The symptoms of hemroids vary somewhat between people depending on the type of hemroid they have. Also keep in mind that rarely hemroid symptoms can be a sign of a more serious problem.
- External Hemroids: Itching, Burning, and Irritation are common. Blood may be present on toilet paper if straining is experienced while going to the bathroom. It might also be difficult to completely cleanse the anal area after a bowel movement.
- Internal Hemroids: Bleeding and pain are the most common symptoms. Left untreated, internal hemroids can become extremely painful when they protude and become thrombosed. Anal mucus and toilet papber blood are are also indicators of internal hemroids.
Causes and Risk Factors:
There are many reasons for developing hemroids. Potential causes and risk factors are:
- Chronic constipation
- Overuse of laxatives
- Poor diet
- Low exercise levels
With regard to age, It is estimated that by age 50, approximately half of all adults will need some sort of hemroid treatment management due the itching, bleeding, inflammation and pain associated with hemroids.
Hemroid Treatment Options:
Hemroid treatment has several options. Broadly, these include over-the-counter medications and surgical procedures. Medication and dietary supplements are the preferred method for mild to moderate hemrods. Surgery is reserved as a last resort.
Research indicates that obesity, lack of exercise, liver damage, food allergies, and (most importantly) the insufficient consumption of dietary fibers all contribute to the development of hemorrhoids. As a result, many doctors now recommend that persons with hemorrhoid issues increase fibers (both soluble and insoluble), liquids, and nutritional supplements for hemroid treatment. Specific herbs, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals have been clinically studied, and many combinations have been shown to have favorable effects on hemroid treatment and prevention.
Using the latest findings from the scientific community
Our research has shown that natural hemroid treatment and prevention is certainly possible for most people. It is important to choose a treatment that addresses your specific needs. For example, nutrient intake is often inadequate for persons with hemroids, so one component might be to supplement deficiencies that have been identified as influential factors in hemroid development.
Also, all natural hemroid treatments should be able to decrease the risk of future outbreaks by influencing the risk of constipation. Generally this is accomplished though the use of specific fiber supplementation.
Hemroid treatment is possible without embarrassment. Be sure to read our product reports to find the best option for you.