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Hemorrhoids treatment

Inflammation of the veins located around the anus or rectum area is referred to as hemorrhoids. It is extremely similar to varicose vein the only difference being hemorrhoids occur in the rectum. There are two kinds of hemorrhoids, one which occurs inside the rectum; referred to as internal hemorrhoids and those that are located outside the rectum and are referred to as external hemorrhoids.
The various causes of hemorrhoids are aging; being seated for prolonged periods of time and lack of exercise; chronic coughing; constipation accompanied with over straining; dehydration including excesses like alcohol and caffeine; diarrhea; excessive consumption of laxatives; improper eating habits especially diet lacking in fiber; lifting too much weight or heavy objects; obesity and being over View more...
Regular exercise especially Kegel exercises since they help strengthen the muscles surrounding the rectum and lower abdomen thereby reducing the occurrence of hemorrhoids; healthy diet including high fiber content (fresh fruits; vegetables; whole grains; nuts; and seeds) help the digestive process and soften the stool; keep the body hydrated by drinking around 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day, thi View more...
Common Symptoms
A single lump or more than one lump sticking out of the rectum that is often painful to touch is a sign of hemorrhoids; blood that is bright red in color on toilet paper or toilet bowl is an indication of hemorrhoids; burning and itching associated with pain especially in the area; swelling or enlargement of the area surrounding the rectum from the outside;
Rare Symptoms
Mucus-like discharge from the rectum; feeling of rectal fullness accompanied with a sense of incomplete defecation; severe and intolerable pain in the rectal area, especially when the vein gets strangulated.
Traditional Treatment
Home treatment includes warm baths; ice packs; and Sitz bath. Hydrocortisone rectal ointment is available under various brand names like Anusert HC-1; Anusol-HC; Proctocort; Proctocream-HC; and Proctosol HC. Hydrocortisone rectal suppositories available under various brand names like Anucort-HC; Anusol-HC; and Cort-Dome; and application of local anesthetics to provide relief from pain. Other comm View more...
Alternative Treatment
Natural treatments with oils like Amoil; herbal treatment includes supplements like Avatrol; Psyllium seeds; and witch hazel wipes.
Homeopathic treatment for hemorrhoids includes: Aesculus hippocastanum; aloe; arnica montana; calcarea fluorica; graphites; hamamelis; ignatia; nux vomica; pulsatilla; and sulphur.
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