Mesoth.net - Bleeding hemorrhoids may pop up at any time without any previous notice. This uncomfortable situation can form unexpectedly and you may find out when you go to the bathroom and notice blood in the stools. There is nothing to worry about, however.
Bleeding hemorrhoids are actually common and just about anyone could get them. So they are common and there is not too much to worry about. Hemorrhoids can be either internal or external and they are usually not a serious condition.
You get hemorrhoids when the veins in your anal region become swollen. While it’s recommended to visit a doctor if the problems persist, most of the time the hemorrhoids will go away on their own.
A rather painful condition, bleeding hemorrhoids can be detected by blood in the stool or when you wipe yourself after a bowel movement.
Here is a list of a few of the many common causes for bleeding hemorrhoids:
- Prolonged constipation and strain
- Too much consumption of alcohol and/or caffeine
- Hard stool
- Weak muscle tone in rectal veins
Treatment for Bleeding Hemorrhoids
There are many ways to tackle bleeding hemorrhoids in order to make them disappear. It’s important to treat this condition at its early stages to prevent it from worsening. Over the counter medications such as Preparation H or stool softeners can help with the passage of stools. In case you experience external hemorrhoids, a Hydrocortisone cream is recommended to aid in shrinking the hemorrhoids.
If you experience internal hemorrhoids, Hydrocortison suppositories are a good wa to treat them. You can usually find this suppositories over the counter and you can get help from your pharmacist to get the kind that will work for you.
Under severe hemorrhoid cases, the last resort, if nothing else works, is to opt for a hemorrhoid surgery to remove them. However, this can be quite a painful experience. There are alternatives. Laser surgery will help to shrink hemorrhoids over a span of several treatments.
Bleeding hemorrhoids can be treated with natural remedies as well. Venapro has been a well-received product by hemorrhoid sufferers. Venapro works by being applied to the hemorrhoid area and by being taken orally to aid in softening the stools.
How to Prevent Hemorrhoids
Constipation is one of the major contributors to the formation of hemorrhoids. Thus, it’s a smart idea to treat constipation early so that it will not lead to the formation of the little critters. Adding more fiber and water to your diet will help ease the strain. Dietary supplements such as Flaxseed oil, as well as beans, fruits, and vegetables can help. Do not strain when going to the bathroom and try to cut the time that you spend sitting down and standing up too. Try to strike a balance.
By : dr. Mary Collings
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