Hemeroids develop due to uncontrolled growth of varicose veins. A person having hemeroids suffers from physical discomforts like bleeding, anal itching, pain and even mental distress because of social embarrassment. Although hemeroids do not cause serious health problems, ignorance towards its existence can produce severe health complications.

Causes of hemeroids includes dietary irritants, mental stress, straining, sitting and standing for long hours, irregular and unhygienic bowel movement, obesity and even working in high temperature conditions.

The most common symptoms of hemeroids includes blood in the stool, a burning and itching sensation in the rectum, additional pressure required in passing stool, rectal pain and irritation.

Test/Diagnosis for Hemeroids: Most likely the doctor may just examine your rectum with a gloved finger or he may use a short, lighted scope to look inside the rectum to know if you have hemeroids.

Hemeroid Banding

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

hemeroid banding picHemeroid banding is a procedure recommended for those whose hemeroids are located in the rectum or the anus and for those who have sever bleeding, pain or if the hemeroid contains a blood clot. This procedure is not for those whose prolapsed hemeroid hangs on the outside of the body.

Hemeroid banding is usually used to treat painful, swollen hemeroids. And more than one hemeroid can be banded at the same time. This banding is most often performed for the following reasons:

• Severely bleeding hemeroids
• Severely painful hemeroids
• Hemeroid containing a blood clot (called thrombosed hemeroid)
• Hemeroids that protrude through the anus (called prolapsed hemeroids)

This hemeroid banding is done using local anesthesia, and you are considered an in and out patient because it is one of those same day surgery procedures; A procedure that involves a doctor inserting an instrument with a light and lens, called an anoscope, through the anus, which is held in position by an assistant. This instrument will allow the doctor to locate and see the hemeroid problem. Once the hemeroid is located, the doctor uses a special banding tool to place a small rubber band around the hemeroid. This procedure will cause the hemeroid to shrink because the banding cuts off the blood supply to the hemeroid. The rubber band stays in place for 1-2 weeks until the hemeroid falls off.

It usually appears to be that the only way to be rid of hemeroids is to go through more pain and suffering by procedures that claim to eliminate the pain, bleeding, and swelling once and for all; snip, clip and tie and then your hemeroid issue will vanish forever. But it should not be at all cases. There are a lot of severe hemeroid condition that can only be treated with natural home remedies but because other hemeroid condition does not respond to natural treatments that’s why hemeroid banding is recommended even it cause you pain.

The procedure of banding the hemeroid is another method that will eliminate a hemeroid, but not without leaving you with a painful recovery period. As you can see, anything connected to hemeroid relief comes with a certain amount of suffering before and after; at least when you use the conventional methods of destroying the embarrassing problem.

However, do not think that since the hemeroid is gone that your worries are over; you may find yourself back at the doctor's office for the same hemeroid issue, simply because the problem can return. All that pain and suffering repeated, letting you know that the procedure is just a temporary fix.

Take note that with this particular hemeroid banding procedure, there is automatic discomfort during and after the banding treatment. This is a relatively quick procedure, but the length of time depends on how many hemeroids need treatment.

Patients often report some discomfort during and after this hemeroid banding procedure. If you feel sharp or severe pain, tell the doctor immediately. Mild pain medication helps manage discomfort during recovery. These possible complications includes:
• Infection
• Excessive bleeding
• Allergic or other adverse reaction to the local anesthetic (if used)
• Difficulty urinating
• Difficulty passing stool due to scar tissue
• Swelling and pain from remaining hemeroids
• Recurrence of hemeroids

With hemeroid banding, after everything is over and done with, your doctor will tell you to avoid straining, bearing down when using the bathroom and holding your breath during your bowel movement to avoid complications and to promote fast recovery. Here are some postoperative care after your hemeroid banding procedure so as to give you hemeroid relief:
  • Take sitz baths as recommended. Sitz baths will help relieve discomfort and clean the area. For a sitz bath, sit in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Pat the area dry, do not wipe or rub vigorously. You may be advised to take a sitz bath every four hours and after every bowel movement. Devices are available to place on top of the toilet to make this process easier.
  • For a few days, you may have difficulty controlling passage of gas and bowel movements.
  • Use a stool softener, exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and eat plenty of high-fiber foods (fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains) to prevent constipation and straining during bowel movements.
  • Move your bowels as soon as you feel the urge.
  • Do not sit on the toilet for long periods of time.
  • Apply hemeroid creams or ointments as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid heavy lifting for two or three weeks.
Also do not hesitate to call your doctor if any of the following occurs after your hemeroid banding:
  • Passing large amounts of blood
  • Pain becomes more severe
  • An aching feeling develops in the perineal area, between the rectum and the genitals
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Constipation or difficulty urinating
Lastly, with all the hardship you encounter during and after your hemeroid banding, still many people may continue to develop new hemeroids after the banding procedure. What is better advise is really to treat your hemeroid as soon as possible before its too late. Not only with hemeroid banding but also with other surgical treatment . All hemeroid surgical procedure will not give you 100% completely healed condition without recur. Therefore, at first glance of hemeroid symptoms, immediately seek for doctors advise. Yet, still prevention is better than cure.

External Hemeroid

external hemeroid picExternal hemeroid is the other type of hemeroid that still gives discomfort to the sufferers. Hemeroids are classified into two types based on its location mainly the internal hemeroid and the external hemeroid. And because its external, hemeroids can be pressed especially for long period of sitting thus it gives you pain. And because it is an external hemeroid, it sometime gives you hard time of cleaning your rectal area because of its bulging condition. Although pain is not associated to external hemeroid. You might notice streaks of blood on the toilet paper after straining to pass a stool as most common symptoms of external hemeroid.

Hemeroids are the result of an increase in pressure on the veins in the rectal area due to some disease or other physical condition. The increased pressure on the veins leads to swelling and a set of disturbing symptoms for hemeroids like pain, itching, irritation, and even bleeding as detailed below:

The symptoms of external hemeroid are much more obvious than those of internal hemeroids:

• Bleeding: Usually seen after bowel movement and a common symptom of hemeroids. There will be blood on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.
• Pain: External hemeroids are extremely painful when it becomes thrombosis external hemeroids. This is the common reason why external hemeroids are detected.
• Itching: The anus area may feel a little irritated and itchy. Do not scratch it even though the urge to do so is very strong.
• Lumps: Sensitive lumps around the anus are also an obvious symptom that you have external hemeroid.

The visible external hemeroid affliction is noticed by a bulge appearing from the rectum, which is normally accompanied by hemeroid symptoms stated above. Although external hemeroids can be felt as bulges or lump of tender skin that will form around the anus but they usually causes few of the symptoms and signs that are typical of internal hemeroids. This means that external hemeroids’ symptoms differ from internal hemeroids’.

However, external hemeroids can only cause problems when blood clots inside them and this situation is referred to as thrombosis external hemeroid. This condition really gives you pain. This occurs, because they are low in the anal canal and have little effect on the function of the anus, particularly the anal sphincter. An anal lump, caused by thrombosis of an external hemeroid can be painful because the area is supplied by somatic nerves and often requires medical attention.

Healing of external hemeroid could also be scarring and leave a skin tag protruding from the anus for the thrombosed hemeroid. And if the tag is large, it can irritate the anus thus make anal hygiene and cleaning difficult. Also instant action should be taken for treatment of external hemeroid because they can enlarge very rapidly and result in unpleasant surgical treatment.

Finding hemeroid relief is therefore the concern of every patient who happens to suffer from or another form of hemeroids. While medical treatments for external hemeroid are available for providing hemeroid relief, a number of natural and alternative methods for external hemeroid have also been found useful. Some of these methods are briefly described below.

Warm Baths
Soothing the pain and discomfort associated with hemeroids can be alleviated naturally by taking warm baths a few times daily. A sitz bath is very useful for temporary hemeroid relief especially for external hemeroids. Sitting in a sitz bath with the knees raised helps in reducing the pain and swelling of hemeroid-affected veins and tissues. Although not a cure for hemeroids, this technique reduces discomfort and pain associated with the condition.

Hemeroids are frequently caused and/or aggravated by digestive problems i.e. diarrhea and constipation. Healthy diet plays an important role in maintaining proper digestion and thus providing relief from external hemeroid. Diet conducive to the digestion of hemeroid patients includes more fiber-rich items like vegetables and fruits. Fiber-rich diet prevents hard bowel movements and is recommended for hemeroids relief for external hemeroids.

Lubrication before passing stool helps avoid the friction that causes pain and, sometimes, bleeding associated with your external hemeroid. Relief can be found with petroleum jelly or other creams, which are free of harsh chemicals, and are often used for this purpose. The patient should dab petroleum jelly or cream about half inch inside the rectum with the help of a soft cotton swab before passing stool.

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an astringent obtained from the Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis virginiana). It has been found useful in providing relief from external hemeroids. By shrinking and contracting the affected blood vessels in the rectal area, Witch Hazel reduces their swelling and associated hemeroids symptoms like pain and irritation. Witch hazel is usually available at health stores and in supermarkets.

Reducing Salt, Caffeine, and Alcohol
Certain substances like salt, alcohol, and caffeine aggravate the symptoms of external hemeroids. Reducing their intake provides relief from hemeroids. Salt should not be totally given up but reduced to a minimum. Alcohol and caffeine may be given up and replaced with fruit juice and herbal teas.

Herbal Treatments
Another way of getting hemeroid treatment is by using herbal treatments. Stoneroot (Collinsonia), for example, is known to strengthen the veins and makes them resistant to pressure. This helps the veins become resistant to swelling and hence providing relief from external hemeroids.

Doughnut Shape Pillows
Doughnut Shape Pillows are available at drugstores and pharmacies and are also helpful in providing hemeroid relief. These pillows help in reducing pressure on the rectal tissues especially you have external hemeroid.

If the above external hemeroid treatment does not alleviate your hemeroid condition, you should seek for doctors advice and don’t wait for your external hemeroid condition gets worst.

Treating Hemeroids

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

treating hemeroids picTreating hemeroids is the main objective to be achieve by sufferers of hemeroids especially at early stage of hemeroid formation because if left untreated and once they already have hemeroids, they’re likely to always have them -- this is because swelling weakens the vein walls and thus makes them prone to future swelling.

Everyone can get hemeroids. In fact, more than half of the population develops hemeroids by the age of 50. And these hemeroids are likely caused by straining on the toilet. Other causes include heredity, aging, chronic constipation, bouts of diarrhea, anal sex or spending too much time reading on the toilet.

But before treating your hemeroids, be sure also that what your are suffering is really a hemeroid problem. Because the presence of blood in the stool can be indicative of other digestive disorders, including colorectal cancer other than hemeroid so thorough evaluation and proper diagnosis is very important. Diagnosing hemeroids may include:

• physical examination - to examine the anus and rectum and look for swollen blood vessels that indicate hemeroid
• digital rectum examination (DRE) - the physical inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities causing hemeroids.
• anoscopy - a hollow, lighted tube useful for viewing internal hemeroids is inserted into the anus.
• proctoscopy - a lighted tube, which allows the physician to completely examine the entire rectum, is inserted into the anus.
• sigmoidoscopy - a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the inside of a portion of the large intestine, and is helpful in identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths, and bleeding. A short, flexible, lighted tube, called a sigmoidoscope, is inserted into the intestine through the rectum. The scope blows air into the intestine to inflate it and make viewing the inside easier.
• colonoscopy - a procedure that allows the physician to view the entire length of the large intestine, and can often help identify abnormal growths, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and bleeding. It involves inserting a colonoscope, a long, flexible, lighted tube, in through the rectum up into the colon. The colonoscope allows the physician to see the lining of the colon, remove tissue for further examination, and possibly treat some problems that are discovered aside from the formation of hemeroids.

But if you are lucky enough not to have hemeroids, there are some things you can do to prevent hemeroids.. And even if you already have hemeroids, it is possible to prevent future flare-ups. Here are a few things you can do:

Here are some self-care tips you can consider in treating hemeroids:
  • If hemeroids extend outside the anal canal, ice compresses may ease the swelling.
  • Sitting in warm water (sitz baths) for approximately 15min at a time can ease the symptoms of hemeroid. While adding Epsom Salt to the water helps relieve the inflammation.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that may make hemeroids worse, including spicy foods, nuts, coffee and alcohol.
  • Do not use dry toilet paper. Use moist towelettes or wet toilet paper after a bowel movement instead to avoid hemeroid irritation.
  • Keep the anal area clean by gently cleansing with warm water. Soap is not necessary and may aggravate your hemeroid problem.
  • Push back a prolapse hemeroid. If a hemeroid has prolapsed, try pushing it back gently into the anal canal.
Fortunately, for most people, hemeroid "flare-ups" heal on their own within a couple of days but there are also some things you can also do to speed up treating hemeroids process and spare yourself from suffering. For chronic hemeroid sufferers, the following are some ways in treating hemeroids quickly and may also help reduce the symptoms:
  • Take a bath: Soaking in a tub of warm water for about 10 minutes to 15 minutes can help reduce swelling and decrease hemeroid pain.
  • Ice it: A cold compress to the affected area can help reduce the swelling of your hemeroids.
  • Apply creams: Over-the-counter hemeroid creams and wipes containing witch hazel, hydrocortisone or other anti-inflammatory agents can help reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Wiping with moist wipes can also prevent continued irritation of your hemeroid.
  • Eat more fiber: Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help make stool bulkier and easier to pass thus avoiding hemeroid pain.
  • Drink lots of water and fluids: This makes stool softer, which reduces straining.
  • Go when "nature calls": Otherwise, your stool can dry and harden, making it more difficult to pass thus it is considered as most common causes of formation of hemeroid.
  • Exercise: Keeping an active, healthy lifestyle can help reduce pressure on veins and keep you from getting constipated.
  • Don't sit or stand for too long: Both standing and sitting can add pressure to your veins. If you have a desk job, taking periodic breaks to move around can help reduce the risk of developing hemeroids.
However, reserved for extreme cases of hemeroids, treating hemeroids through surgical procedures are required if above suggestion fails to alleviate your hemeroid condition.

Ligation: One way of treating hemeroids is making used of rubber bands. A rubber band is wrapped around hemeroids to cut off blood circulation to them. The hemeroids and the band will shrivel and fall off within days, but it may take a couple of weeks for the area to completely heal. This procedure however, is usually painful and may cause bleeding.

Sclerotherapy: A chemical solution is injected into the vein to shrink the hemeroids.

Coagulation: A laser is used to burn off or shrivel the hemeroid tissue.

Hemeroidectomy: Usually reserved for permanently prolapsed or protruding hemeroids, these are anal surgeries that are carried out under anesthesia and may require hospitalization afterward.

In conclusion, treating hemeroids is not just as easy as it is expected. In needs time and patience but if you are persistent enough treating hemeroids will not take too long to heal.

Treatment For Hemeroids

Sunday, March 15, 2009

treatment for hemeroids picTreatments for hemeroids are mostly very effective. If your hemeroids still a problem after one to two weeks talk to your doctor for possible treatment for hemeroids.

For many, hemeroids are an enormous embarrassment. But they really needn't be. Hemeroids are among the most common of all health ailments, striking an estimated eight out of ten of us throughout our lifetimes. Even Napolean suffered hemeroids. It is said that the distracting pain of the emperor's hemeroids contributed to his crushing defeat at Waterloo. But hemeroids don't have to be your Waterloo. Much like varicose veins, these swollen veins in the anus are partially hereditary, but they can also be caused by—and be remedied by—such things as diet and toilet habits.

Hemeroids are lumps or masses of tissue in the anus, which contain enlarged blood vessels. Hemeroids may be inside the anal canal (internal hemeroids), where they primarily cause the symptom of intermittent bleeding, usually with bowel movements. They may also lie just outside the anal canal (external hemeroids), where they primarily cause symptoms of swelling and sometimes discomfort. Swelling and discomfort may occur intermittently, when the hemeroids become especially irritated.

Listed below are some of suggestions while your treating your hemeroids.
  • Strive for soft and easy bowel movements. The most effective strategy against hemeroids is to go right to the source of the problem. More often than not, on top of every rear end with hemeroids sits a person grunting and groaning. If it's news to you that passing one's stools is not supposed to be a long and arduous affair, you've likely got hemeroids. Huffing and puffing on the toilet provides just the kind of strain needed to engorge and swell the veins in your rectum. Hard stools then make matters worse by scraping the already troubled area. Solution? Drink lots of fluids, eat lots of fiber, and refer often to the following hemeroid remedies.
  • Oil your inner workings. Once you've increased the fiber and fluids in your diet, your stool should become softer and pass with less effort. You may help your bowels to move even more smoothly by lubricating your anus with a dab of petroleum jelly. Using a cotton swab or your finger, apply the jelly about 1/2 inch into the rectum thus avoiding your hemeroids for further irritation.
  • Clean yourself tenderly. Your responsibility to your hemeroids shouldn't end when you're through moving your bowels. It's extremely important to clean yourself properly and gently. Toilet paper can be scratchy, and some types contain chemical irritants. Purchase only nonperfumed, noncolored (white) toilet paper, and dampen it under the faucet before each wipe.
  • Elect a kinder, gentler toilet paper. If you've never heard of lubricated toilet paper, that's because it isn't sold yet. But you can find facial tissues coated with moisturizing cream—and these offer the most hemeroid-friendly backside wipe on the market.
  • Don't scratch. Hemeroids can itch, and scratching can make them feel better. But don't give in to the urge to scratch. "You can damage the walls of these delicate veins," and make matters much worse for yourself.
  • Don't lift heavy objects. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise can act much like straining on the toilet. If you're prone to hemeroids, get a friend to help or hire someone to help you move heavy object thus avoiding too much pressure while lifting.
  • Go soak yourself. The sitz bath—sitting with your knees raised in 3 or 4 inches of warm water in a bathtub—is a remedy that still tops the list of most experts as a way to deal with hemeroids. The warm water helps to kill the pain while increasing the flow of blood to the area, which can help shrink the swollen veins.
  • Apply a hemeroid medication. There are many hemeroid creams and suppositories on the market, and while they generally will not make your problem disappear (contrary to what the ads may say), most are designed as local painkillers and can relieve some of the discomfort brought by your hemeroids.
  • Choose a cream. Choose a hemeroid cream over a suppository. Suppositories are "absolutely useless," for external hemeroids, and even for internal hemeroids, suppositories tend to float too far up the rectum to do much good. So prefer hemeroid cream as treatment for hemeroids for better result.
  • Work wonders with witch hazel. A dab of witch hazel applied to the rectum with a cotton ball is one of the very best treatment for hemeroids available for external hemeroids, especially if there's bleeding, "Barbers use witch hazel when they cut you—because it causes the blood vessels to shrink down and contract," so as to your hemeroids. While anything cold, even water, can help kill the pain of hemeroids, give your hemeroids a special treat by putting a bottle of witch hazel into a bucket of ice, just as you would a champagne bottle. Then take a cotton ball, soak it in the witch hazel and apply it against your hemeroids until it's no longer cold, then repeat such procedure.
  • Watch your weight. Because they have more pressure on the lower extremities, overweight people tend to have more problems with hemeroids just as they do with varicose veins so better watch your weight to avoid such formation of hemeroids.
  • Control your salt intake. Sure, you like your french fries covered with salt, but it can make your hemeroids worse. Excess salt retains fluids in the circulatory system that can cause bulging of the veins in the anus and elsewhere so try to control your salt intake while your on your process of treating your hemeroids.
  • Avoid certain foods and drinks. Some foods, while they won't make your hemeroids worse, can contribute to your anal misery by creating further itching as they pass through the bowels. Watch out for excessive coffee, strong spices, beer, and cola.
  • Pregnant? Take the pressure off. Pregnant women are particularly prone to hemeroids, in part because the uterus sits directly on the blood vessels that drain the hemeroidal veins. A special hemeroid remedy if you are pregnant is to lie on your left side for about 20 minutes every 4 to 6 hours, says Dr. Townsend. By doing so, you decrease pressure on the main vein draining the lower half of the body.
  • Give it a little shove. Sometimes the word hemeroid refers not to a swollen vein but to a downward displacement of the anal canal lining. If you have such a protruding hemeroid, try shoving it back into the anal canal. Hemeroids left hanging are prime candidates to develop into clots.
  • Sit on a doughnut. We're talking about a doughnut-shaped cushion, here. They are available in pharmacies and medical supply stores and can be useful to hemeroid sufferers who do a lot of sitting.
  • Try the ClenZone. This can also be use as one way of treatment for hemeroids. This little appliance attaches to your toilet seat and squirts a thin stream of water into your rectum after every bowel movement. It gets you superclean and serves as a soothing mini-sitz bath at the same time.
Although in many cases treatment for hemeroids involves steps that you can take on your own. But sometimes medications or surgical procedures are necessary. To illustrate more, cited below are some treatment for hemeroids you can choose if above hemeroid suggestion fail to give you relief. Also if a blood clot has formed within an external hemeroid, your doctor can easily remove the clot with a simple incision, which may provide prompt hemeroid relief. But for persistent bleeding or painful hemeroids, your doctor may recommend treatment for hemeroids as follows:
  • Banding hemeroids. Your doctor places one or two tiny rubber bands around the base of an internal hemeroid to cut off its circulation and the hemeroid falls off. This simple procedure — called rubber band ligation — is done in the doctor's office and is effective for many people as their treatment for hemeroids.
  • Sclerotherapy. A chemical solution is injected around the blood vessel to shrink the hemeroid.
  • Infrared light. A 1- or 2-second burst of infrared light can cut off circulation to small, bleeding, internal hemeroids.
  • Surgery. If other treatment for hemeroids haven't been successful or if you already have large hemeroids, your doctor can remove tissue in a procedure called hemeroidectomy. The surgery is done with either local anesthetic combined with sedation, a spinal anesthetic, or general anesthetic. It's usually done as an outpatient or overnight hospital stay. While you may experience discomfort after the hemeroid surgical procedure, medications can be used to relieve your pain. Soaking in a warm bath can also ease your discomfort. While some newer surgical techniques may decrease the amount of pain that some people experience.
So stop worrying, sit yourself down on a comfortable pillow, and try the above treatment for hemeroids suggestions which best suited for your condition.

Cure For Hemeroids

Friday, March 13, 2009

cure for hemeroids picFinding an effective cure for hemeroids has been the quest of health professionals, both medical practitioners and alternative treatment experts. Both categories of healers have worked out hemeroid cures to provide hemeroid patients relief from painful symptoms of hemeroids. Topical medications manufactured by pharmacies relieve hemeroids symptoms temporarily while surgery is performed as a long-term cure for hemeroids, particularly in severe cases of hemeroids. Alternative cure for hemeroid, on the other hand, work by using natural products for keeping control of condition. This approach does not carry the health risks associated with surgery or adverse effects of prescribed medicines. However, natural cures for hemeroids are more of an on-going strategy than instant relief from hemeroids. A natural cure for hemeroid is commendable on account of its health benefits and also because it is mostly painless and free of serious side effects.

Hemeroid are a swelling of blood vessels in the rectal area that rarely go away without any cure for hemeroid. This condition can affect their activities so it is imperative that those suffering from this condition look for a cure for hemeroid. Statistics suggest that as many as half the population has hemeroid. Some of these people get hemeroid because they sit for long periods of time. Some of these people cannot avoid this because they have to sit to get their job done. Other people sit to watch television. These people might be able to get a cure for hemeroid by getting up and doing some exercise. The people at work might try to get up whenever possible. Straining can produce hemeroid so for people with this habit, they might have a cure for hemeroid by changing the way they go to the bathroom.

Painful hemorrhoid flare-ups can be a persistent problem, especially if you suffer from repeated episodes of constipation. Flare-ups are usually brief, and most symptoms disappear within a few days. In pregnant women, hemeroid are often a temporary problem that either improves dramatically or disappears after childbirth.

People troubled by hemeroid should discuss this condition with the pharmacist if they want to get a cure for hemeroid that they can administer themselves. There are some hemorrhoid treatments available without a prescription from a medical doctor. Some of these cures for hemeroid are still medicines so people should discuss these with the pharmacists to make sure that the given cure for hemeroid is best suited for their condition. And take note that the size of the hemeroid could make a difference in the effectiveness of the treatments. Pharmacists mostly know their customers who give them good and bad feedback on different hemorrhoid treatments. So better discuss with them so as they can give you exact and appropriate cure for hemeroid. These can be the followings:

Home Remedies

Admit it or not, home remedies for hemeroids have been found a useful hemeroid cure by a large number of people. Some of the frequently appreciated remedies for hemeroid relief include the use of Horse Chestnut, Hyssops, Flavonoids, hydroxyethylrutosides, and rutin. These natural herbs are available in usable form at most health stores. Also effective against hemroids of various types are naturally occurring essential oils. More popular of these essential oils include Pelargonium, Cypress oil, Italian cypress, and Niaouli. The extract of Japanese Pagoda tree is also recognized as a promising cure for hemeroids.


Fruits are another cure for hemeroid. They are rich in fiber and, along with vegetables, make the healthiest diet for everyone, especially for hemeroid patients. Fruits facilitate the process of digestion, preventing constipation and thus making possible soft bowel movement. This prevents any increase in pressure on the rectal veins – the root cause of hemeroid. Also, the antioxidants in fruits (and vegetables) make the veins strong and resistant to swelling. While all commonly used fruits are health-friendly, hemeroid patients should particularly make use of blackberries, plums, raisins, cherries, red grapes, and prunes. The dark colored varieties of any/all of these fruits are better recommended as cure for hemeroids.


Many vitamins have antioxidant properties and they work as cures for hemeroids by giving strength to the body tissues and blood vessels contained in them. Vitamins that are especially useful against hemeroids include Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and vitamin A. Recommended to be taken two to three times daily, these vitamins may be obtained from vegetables and fruits or they may be obtained from special nutritional supplements available at health stores and supermarkets. It is important, however, to consult one’s physician before using any hemeroid cures in order to get information on the right dosage and other instructions. There is not a single recommended dosage for all patients; rather the dosage varies from person to person.

Fixative procedures

The goal of nonsurgical procedures, called fixative procedures use as cure for hemeroid, is to reduce the blood supply to the hemorrhoid so it shrinks or goes away. The scar tissue left in its place helps support the anal tissue and helps prevent more hemeroid from developing.
Fixative procedures include tying off the hemeroid with a rubber band (rubber band ligation) or injecting chemicals to shrink the tissue (injection sclerotherapy). One other fixative procedure uses heat, laser, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy).

Hemeroid Surgery

While different non-surgical treatment options are available for treating the less severe cases of hemeroid, hemeroid surgery is necessarily performed for providing long-term relief from severe hemeroids, particularly those involving a significant degree of prolapse (emergence or hanging of hemeroidal tissue out of the anal canal).

Following are the important types of hemeroid surgery currently available for treating severe hemeroids.

Milligan-Morgan Surgical Method

This technique of hemeroid surgery was developed in Britain in the 1930s by Dr. Milligan and Dr. Morgan and it remains the most popular type of surgery for hemeroids to date. The surgery is performed to excise three main hemeroidal vessels. Three incisions, resembling a pear in their outline, are made and left open, separated from one another by gaps comprising skin and mucous membrane. Milligan-Morgan surgery for external and internal hemroids is considered the standard surgical procedure for treating severe hemeroids.

Ferguson Surgical Method

Named after its originator Dr. Ferguson (1952), this technique is a modified form of the Milligan-Morgan hemeroids surgery, the main difference being that in the Ferguson technique, the surgical incisions are closed (partly or completely) either by suturing or through coagulation by means of a surgical device. One of the main drawbacks of the Ferguson technique is the high rate of suture breakage which prolongs the time required for healing of the surgical wounds.

Procedure for Prolapse and Hemroids (PPH)

A comparatively recent type of hemorrhoid surgery for all hemroids including bleeding hemroids is the procedure for Prolapse and Hemeroids, or PPH. Also known as Stapled Hemeroidictomy, PPH works by reducing the prolapse of hemeroid tissues through the excision of a band of prolapsed tissue while the remaining part of the tissue is stapled. PPH has proven a less painful type of hemeroid surgery and most of the patients resume normal life activities quickly than in cases of other hemeroid surgeries. However, PPH runs a higher risk of causing damage to the rectal wall muscles. Also, PPH has been associated with a higher risk of recurrence and prolapse than other types of hemeroid surgery.

Laser Hemroid Surgery

Lately, laser surgery for hemeroids has been performed with appreciable accuracy. Hemeroid surgery with laser is performed by a skilled laser surgeon who vaporizes or excises the unwanted, diseased hemeroid tissue. Hemeroid surgery with laser has several advantages over other surgical treatments for hemroids. Laser hemeroid surgery takes less time; is less painful; allows quick healing of the surgical wounds; and does not require many healing medications for hemeroid. Laser surgery may be used alone or in combination with other surgical procedures. As with any surgical procedure, plan well in advance, and take the proper steps to recover from hemeroid surgery.


But you often can prevent hemeroid by preventing episodes of constipation. Some of the following diet and lifestyle changes may help you to soften your stool, establish a regular schedule for bowel movements and avoid the straining that can lead to hemeroid:

  • Add more fiber to your diet. Set a goal of 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily, from such high fiber foods as beans, broccoli, carrots, bran, whole grains and fresh fruits. To avoid bloating and gas, add these foods gradually over a period of several days. With these, you can avoid possibility of formation of hemeroid.
  • Drink adequate amounts of fluid. For most healthy adults, this is the equivalent of 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
  • Begin a program of regular exercise. As little as 20 minutes of brisk walking daily can stimulate your bowel to move regularly.
  • Train your digestive tract to have regular bowel movements. Schedule a time to sit on the toilet at approximately the same time each day. The best time to do this is usually right after a meal. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods (it tends to make hemeroid push out and swell up) as this is also one cause of hemeroid.
  • Respond immediately to the urge to have a bowel movement. Do not postpone until the time is more convenient.
Mention above are the most common ways to cure for hemeroids and all you need to do is to choose which cure is best suited for your hemeroid condition.

Hemeroid Pain

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hemeroid pain pic Hemeroid pain is one of the symptoms of having hemeroid. Hemeroids are simply a painful experience, though for some time hemeroiod pain can be ignored but other hemeroid condition is too painful to bear. Hemeroid surgery is then recommended to cut them away, but because of the incisions and stitches perform surgery to a highly sensitive area during hemeroid only few among who suffered from hemeroid chooses to be in such procedure.

So what is hemeroid then and why it bring to much pain in the affected area? Hemeroids are swollen, painful, itchy blood vessels in the lower rectum caused by increased blood pressure in rectal veins. As blood collects in the veins, the blood vessels swell, expanding in size until such vein can no longer hold its pressure thus resulting to the formation of hemeroids. This type of ailment is characterized by a number of symptoms, and the most troublesome of which is pain. In relation to this, hemeroid pain relief can be acquired through a change in the diet of a person and with the use of curative treatments. Pregnancy, obesity, constipation, diarrhea and long sitting spells can increase pressure. In most people however blood pressure rises because of constricted blood flow in the liver, where narrowed passageways bottleneck and raise pressure below.

Million of people suffer from this condition, so know that you are certainly not alone. Discuss the many treatment options with your doctor and find out how you can keep hemeroids in check.

So when it comes to the matter of how to deal with hemeroid flare-ups or what we called hemeroid pain, there are several basic options that you try. You can either choose to go with more conventional methods of hemeroid treatment, which would include prescription medications and medicines, or you can go the opposite route, and opt to use all natural or herbal products to treat your hemeroids.

But there is a good option to avoid hemeroid surgery though it is not very well known and recommended but it works great. Use beets and beet greens as a mayor part of your diet for as long as 30 days to detoxify the liver and relieve hemeroids. Beets are rich in folate, manganese and potassium, their fiber reduces constipation while the antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the liver and veins. Beets have a long history as a liver promoter and detoxifier the problem is that most of the time liver is not associated with hemeroids.

There are also many all natural methods of hemeroid treatment that can be used to lessen hemeroid pain, including fiber, which is something that you most likely already use anyway. Typically everyone’s existing diet has at least a bit of fiber in it, and it is fiber which helps the body to produce soft, regular bowel movements. And there are plenty of things that you can do in order to include more fiber in your diet, namely including more whole grains and vegetables into your day. Just remember that the more fiber you consume, the more water you will have to drink, because otherwise your constipation problem and the other symptoms may actually worsen and giving you so much hemeroid pain.

Start with breakfast and make sure that you have one packed with foods high in fiber. Some hemeroids suffers get themselves addicted to stool softeners because they are a quick fix. It would not be helpful for you to start down that road when you could be eating some healthy foods that have the same effect. Usually when people think of foods or cereals high in fibers they think about the fact that they may taste like tree bark or something horrible. However, you should take a trip down your local grocery store's cereal aisle and check the fiber content of some of them. You would be surprised how some of the better tasting foods can be high in fiber and help you heal your hemeroids and help lessen the hemeroid pain it brings.

As always it is important for you to keep up your water intake to keep you healthy. This is something else that will help your overall health and not just your hemeroid problem. And finally, there is exercise. If you find that you are basically living a sedentary lifestyle will little exercise you aren't expected to just sit up and start running marathons. Start small. Decide that 3 or 4 times per week you will take a 30 minute walk outside. You would be surprised how short of time it will take to have you feeling better. This will help you cure your hemeroids because your blood will be flowing better and you will get better circulation. Since hemeroids are just varicose veins they are caused by the poor circulation of blood in the rectal area. Anything that improves your blood circulation in general will improve your hemeroid problem as well.

Most hemeroids can be treated with simple steps and most do not require surgery or other treatment unless the hemeroids are very large and painful. Here are some of the home remedies and hemeroid treatment that doctors generally prescribe to help lessen the hemeroid pain you experienced:

  • 1. Sitting for long hours is not advisable. It is better to take breaks once in a while or walk for five minutes after every hour. If you must sit for a long time, sit on a pillow.
  • 2. Apply petroleum jelly to make bowel movement less painful
  • 3. Apply an over-the-counter 0.5 percent hydrocortisone cream to the skin. Do not scratch hemeroids because it will just make everything worse, causing the damaged veins and skin to become more irritated.
  • 4. Do not scrub the anal area excessively, especially with soap, because it can intensify the irritation of your hemeroid and giving you so much pain.
  • 5. Go to the toilet as soon as you feel the urge to do so. Waiting may cause constipation. Also, do not sit on the toilet for extended periods of time because can cause formation of hemeroids.
  • 7. Make it a point to lie down and take a rest as often as you can. When one is standing or sitting, the intestines and vertical organs are pushed down and apply pressure on your rectal area.
  • 8. Apply ice several times a day for 10 minutes at a time to your hemeroids. Follow this by placing a warm compress on the anal area for another 10 to 20 minutes.
  • 9. Apply moist heat (such as warm, damp towels) several times a day to your hemeroid will give you relief to
  • 10. Take a sitz bath. Fill your bathtub with just enough warm water to cover the anal area. Do this several times a day, especially after you have had a bowel movement. Soak for about 15 minutes at a time. Be careful! If the water is too warm, it could burn you.
  • 11. You may need a day or more of bed rest to take pressure off inflamed, irritated veins. If you are 3 to 6 months pregnant, you may find it helpful to lie on your side. If you are not pregnant, sleeping on your stomach with a pillow under your hips will help decrease swelling of hemeroids.
  • 12. Avoid lifting heavy objects.
  • 13. Wear cotton underwear to prevent moisture buildup, which can irritate hemeroids. Wear loose clothing to allow freedom of movement and to reduce pressure on the anal area.
  • 14. Do not use a ring ("doughnut") cushion. It will restrict blood flow and may make your symptoms worse
Moreover, the goal of nonsurgical procedures used to treat hemeroids, called fixative procedures, is to reduce the blood supply to the hemeroid so it shrinks or goes away. The scar tissue left in its place helps support the anal tissue and helps prevent more hemeroids from developing.

Fixative procedures are the most common conventional measures used to treat hemeroid pain, and these work by literally cutting off the blood flow to the hemeroids by using particular materials, such as lasers, heat, or rubber bands and chemical injection. These are:
  • Ligation - the rubber band treatment - works effectively on internal hemeroids that protrude with bowel movements. A small rubber band is placed over the hemeroid, cutting off its blood supply. The hemeroid and the band fall off in a few days and the wound usually heals in a week or two. This procedure sometimes produces mild discomfort and bleeding.
  • Injection can also be used on bleeding hemeroids that do not protrude. This method is relatively painless and cause the hemeroid to shrivel up.
  • Other treatments include cryotherapy, BICAP coagulation and direct current. Cryotherapy, popular 20 years ago, consists of freezing piles tissue. It is not recommended for hemeroids because it is very painful. BICAP and direct current are methods that shrink the hemeroid. None of these treatments have gained widespread acceptance.
Hemeroid surgery is also often used to treat this condition, although this is one of the most serious measures that can be taken and thus you will have to discuss it with your doctor first, and get approved to go ahead with the procedure. This is what we called Hemeroidectomy (surgery to remove the hemeroids) is the best method for the permanent removal of hemeroids. It is necessary when clots repeatedly form in external hemeroids; ligation fails to treat internal hemeroids; the protruding hemeroid cannot be reduced; or there is persistent bleeding. A hemeroidectomy removes excessive tissue that causes the bleeding and protrusion. It is done under anesthesia and usually require hospitalization. Laser hemeroidectomies do not offer any advantage over standard operative techniques. They are also quite expensive, and contrary to popular belief, are no less painful.

Take note that the process of treating hemeroid pain is certainly not a fun one, but as long as you take the issue seriously and get yourself treatment as soon as possible, then you should be able to relieve yourself of the condition promptly. If you try several methods of treatment and have no success, then you will have to discuss with your doctor more serious options.

Hemeroids Relief

Monday, March 9, 2009

hemeroids relief picHemeroids relief are aimed mainly to reduce the pain experienced by people who are affected by hemeroids. Although majority of hemeroid cases does not require any hemeroid treatment unless they become very painful and starts bleeding. Normally, consumption of any laxative or stool softeners may give hemeroids relief from the strained bowel movements. However severe and bleeding hemeroids requires intensive hemeroid treatments to avoid further discomfort and pain

When talking about how to deal with your hemeroid flareups, there are several basic options which can give you good hemeroid relief. You can either choose to go with more conventional methods of hemeroid treatment, which would include prescription medications and medicines, or you can go the opposite route, and opt to use all natural or herbal products for hemeroid relief.

Although most hemeroids heal on their own without high level hemeroid treatments, there are some things you can do to speed up the healing process and spare yourself from long hemeroid suffering. For chronic hemeroid sufferers, the following may help you reduce the symptoms of hemeroids and offers you hemeroid relief.

  • Apply hemeroid creams. There are various over-the-counter hemeroid creams containing witch hazel, hydrocortisone or other anti-inflammatory agents that can help reduce swelling and offers hemeroid relief to those who are badly suffering from hemeroids. Hemeroid cream usually contains active ingredients that go directly to the main problem thus providing immediate soothing hemeroids relief.
  • Moist wipes. Wiping with moist wipes or moist toilet pads can also reduce and prevent continued irritation of the rectal area thus gives hemeroids relief.
  • Applying petroleum jelly or aloe vera gel to the anal area also gives hemeroid relief
  • Sitz bath. Soaking in a tub of warm water regularly for about 10 minutes to 15 minutes can help reduce swelling and decrease pain and discomfort.
  • Apply Ice on it. Apply a cold compress or an icepack to the affected area can cause hemeroid tissue to numb thus can help reduce the swelling and offers you hemeroids relief.
  • Keep the anal area clean. Bathe or shower daily to cleanse the skin around your anus gently with warm water. Soap isn't necessary because it may aggravate the hemeroids problem. Gently drying the area with a hair dryer after bathing can minimize moisture, which can cause irritation
  • Zinc oxide lotion. Many people find kind of lotion such as that in diaper rash medicines, to be very relieving and offers effective hemeroids relief. They’ll help reduce the pain and swelling very quickly.
  • Aerosol treatments are also good with their numbing properties.
  • Take oral medications. You can use acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen for temporary hemeroids relief.
  • You will also want to make sure you’re patting down the rectal area instead of wiping and rubbing it after going to the toilet. Unscented baby wipes are highly recommended because they are mild and easy on your skin.
There are also various local and alternative treatments to achieve better hemeroids relief which are available for either external and internal hemeroids. Examples are specific fiber rich diets, herbal ointments and preparations in addition to acupuncture and homoeopathic treatments for immediate hemeroids relief.

But failure to prevent hemeroids from getting worse or give any hemeroids relief will result in to a need for hemeroid surgery for most severe hemeroids cases. Although normally surgical intervention is made only if all other hemeroid treatments fail to give any relief for those who suffer because surgery causes severe pain, and new techniques are still being investigated for pain free removal. And any occurrence of bleeding may be a sign of something more serious and should be checked by physician as soon as possible for immediate hemeroid treatment.

Cited below are some of hemeroid surgery methods may be also used to remove or reduce the size of such hemeroids and giving you hemeroids relief. Common practitioners will apply hemeroids surgery and other form of hemeroid treatment in such worst cases. These hemeroid surgery includes:

Hemeroidectomy. This kind of hemeroid surgery is commonly reserved for permanently prolapsed or protruding hemmmeroids, these are anal surgeries that are carried out under anesthesia and may require hospitalization after the process. When the hemeroid becomes too large and is already protruding out of the anus all the time, it might be a right time and necessarily be cut off through a hemeroids surgery process called hemeroidectomy. In some cases it might not mean actual cutting off of pieces of hemeroids tissue from the anal walls, but just merely dissecting the swollen hemeroid to remove clotted blood and puss so that the hemeroid can eventually "dry" up with the help of other medication such as ointments and suppositories. Internal hemeroids usually can be destroyed by injecting them with a chemical substance, this is necessary if internal hemeroids are prolapsed or very large.

Coagulation. This kind of hemeroid surgery is considered best for hemeroids that are still in its smaller shape. It involves the process of burning of hemeriods with the help of electric current or infrared light to burn off or shrivel the hemeroid tissue. Continuous hemeroid treatment results in shrinkage and disappearance of hemeroids thus giving you relief.

Rubber Band Ligation. Any qualified medical practitioner uses a rubber band to tie off the hemeroids at the root so that they wither off and die. By its very nature, this hemeroid surgery method of treatment cannot be applied in the early stages of the hemeroid since the hemeroids are still tiny. It is best suited for hemmreoids that are already hanging out of the anus, or those that are seen and felt as big lumps outside the anal opening. This procedure is based on the fact that hemeroid thrive on regular blood supply. Therefore, if the blood supply is cut off, by tying the vessels that carry blood to the lumpy hemeroids, then this shortage and absence of this blood supply will see to it that the hemeroid will "starve to death", but it takes a couple of weeks for the area to completely heal. This procedure is usually painful and may cause bleeding and because there are no nerve endings in the rectum, no anesthesia is necessary on this kind of hemeroid surgery however it still gives you hemeroids relief after such surgery.

Sclerotherapy. In sclerotherapy, a chemical solution or substance are injected around the blood vessel to shrink and destroy the hemeroidal tissue thus giving you hemeroids relief.

All of these are basically recommended to give hemeroids relief for those who suffer greatly on hemeroids. All you need to do is to choose which option of hemeroids relief is best suited for your condition.