What you need to know about hemorrhoids…
Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that are found within the rectal canal that cause pain, itching, and bleeding. This is one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Though they are rarely dangerous and mostly clears up in a couple of weeks. However just to be sure it’s not something more serious you should consult your doctor. There are two types of hemorrhoids that people experience.
- Internal hemorrhoids are found inside the rectum and can’t usually be seen or felt . It won’t generally hurt because you have fewer pain-sensing nerves there. Although bleeding may occur and be one of the few signs that it’s there.
- There’s also external hemorrhoids which grow from under the skin around the anus. Where there are many more pain-sensing nerves, so not only do they tend to bleed but also hurt.
There are times when hemorrhoids get bigger and bulge outside the anal sphincter. That’s when you may be able to see them as moist bumps that are pinker than the surrounding area. And they frequently cause discomfort during bowl movements or while sitting.
Although hemorrhoids are not considered a serious medical condition or life threatening, they are uncomfortable. There are more than 3 million reported cases a year in the U.S. alone. And it is estimated that more than 60% of people will suffer from hemorrhoids at some time in their lifetime. There are millions of hemorrhoid sufferers who are trying to find some relief from their condition. The following are the top six treatments that have been proven to cure hemorrhoids:
Go through a Haemorrhoidectomy:
A haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical operation where the complete hemorrhoid is terminated. This procedure is known to be a way to absolutely cure hemorrhoids but is considered a drastic action for relief. However haemorrhoidectomies were a popular way for dealing with hemorrhoids in the past, it is invasive and requires 2 -4 weeks to fully recover.
Sclerotherapy is an old procedure that has also been used for treating used spider and varicose veins. This is a very standard treatment and is virtually painless. A fine needle is used to inject a solution into the vein. This causes the vein to dry up and completely disappear.
Witch Hazel is made from the leaves and bark of the North American witch-hazel shrub and is effective in alleviating itching caused by hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel is commonly applied with a cotton ball but there are also witch hazel sprays and pads that are easy to use. These products often contain proanthocyanidins which are believed to strengthen the vein walls.
Consider making minor lifestyle changes:
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera gel is considered one of the most effective home treatments for hemorrhoids. The aloe is applied topically to the hemorrhoid and pain is reduced almost immediately. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties and can also be ingested to assist in the relief of constipation; which often increases hemorrhoid suffering.
Venapro is an over-the-counter medication, with anti-inflammatory properties, that was designed to work in conjunction with the natural healing mechanisms of the body. Venapro is effective for internal and external hemorrhoids.