What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anus area that serve as cushion to aid bowel movement.
The term is also used to refer to the inflammation around the anus area that is caused by too much pressure to release hard stool. If you are experiencing the symptoms, it is good to determine which type of hemorrhoids you are suffering from.
The four major types of hemorrhoids
It is important to be educated on the types of hemorrhoids in order to seek the proper medication or treatment for specific conditions.
1. Internal hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum and can’t be seen from outside. They can’t be felt as well because there are no nerve endings that far end of the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are determined by bleeding or presence of blood in the stool.
Fortunately, bleeding is not a serious condition and does not need any treatment. It usually heals on its own. It can also be treated with homemade remedies.
2. External hemorrhoids
External hemorrhoids are the most common types of hemorrhoids. They are found outside the anus area and therefore they can be seen or felt. Around the anus are sensitive nerve endings where the pain comes from.
They are usually treated with over-the-counter pain medications because they ache and are uncomfortable. However, natural remedies can also be applied and they can speed up the healing process naturally.
3. Prolapsed hemorrhoids
These types of hemorrhoids are lighter than the skin of the anus in color and feel like soft puffy pads of skin. Prolapsed hemorrhoids occur when an internal hemorrhoid protrudes outside the anus. Prolapsed hemorrhoids leave the rectum and overhang outside the body.
Since they extend toward the nerves that ring around the anus, these hemorrhoids are painful and cause swelling. Prolapsed hemorrhoids usually recede back inside the rectum or can be gently pushed back into the rectum.
4. Thrombosed hemorrhoids
Thrombosed hemorrhoids are said to be the ugliest type of haemorrhoids. They are purple or blue in color and may burst during the bowel movement. This condition occurs when external hemorrhoids prolapse and form a blood clot.
These are the most painful hemorrhoids and should to be treated as soon as possible. Although they are scary and painful, they are not life threatening and can be cured with natural remedies, doctor recommended ointments and regular cleaning of the area.
What are the causes of hemorrhoids?
There are several possible causes of hemorrhoids. The main cause is increased pressure in the abdomen area. This is caused by several factors such as constipation, sitting on the toilet for long hours, and diarrhea.
Pregnant women are more likely to experience hemorrhoids. Family history also plays a part in hemorrhoids disease.
What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
If you experience the following symptoms, you may be suffering from hemorrhoids:
- Fecal leakage
- Aching bowel movement
- Itchy/painful swelling of the anus area
- Extreme itching around the anus
- Blood in the bowel
What are the treatments for hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can be treated in several ways. These include medical procedures that can be done by cutting off the blood flow to hemorrhoids with the use of rubber band placed around the hemorrhoids.
A chemical injection into the blood vessels can also provide good results. This procedure reduces the size of hemorrhoids.
Home remedies are also great and natural way to treat and relieve hemorrhoids pain. Home remedies include the use of aloe vera, lemon juice, cold compress, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, olive oil etc. Increasing the intake of fiber in your diet also helps a lot in preventing hemorrhoids.
Fiber helps in digestion and healthy digestive system regulates bowel movement as well as softens stools. Drinking 8 or more glasses of water also aids in regulating bowel movement.
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Although hemorrhoids are not life threatening, the pain and swelling may affect your daily life. You should know which type of hemorrhoids you have and determine the proper treatment for it.
It is always best to opt for natural remedies and healthy lifestyle. Increasing the intake of water and fiber can help a lot.