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.

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.