Internal hemorrhoids are a common problem in men and women, which is expressed by the expansion of the blood vessels in the anus. This problem can cause pain, bleeding, difficulty sitting and walking.
Causes of internal hemorrhoids
There are several factors that cause the formation of internal hemorrhoids.
- Women during pregnancy and after birth
- high blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Uncontrolled nutrition
- Few fluids in the body
- chronic diseases
- Lifting heavy weights
- Genetics and family bias for hemorrhoids
- Beyond these factors, it should be noted that half of the women and men over the age of fifty suffer from hemorrhoids due to the fact that the tissues supporting the anus are weakened, and
- the chance of hemorrhoids increases as age increases.
Internal hemorrhoids symptoms
You can not always feel internal hemorrhoids, but some symptoms herald their existence, and include bleeding after stool; Irritation or itching in the anus; And pain or difficulty during the administration of feces.
When one or more of these symptoms appear, they may be internal hemorrhoids. Usually, the problem can be solved with local treatment, and hemorrhoids will heal within a few days. It should be noted that the lack of treatment of hemorrhoids may cause worsening of the condition, and cause the formation of external hemorrhoids.
Development of internal hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids are not formed in one day, but in stages, with each stage, without proper treatment, dragging the next stage until the formation of an internal hemorrhoid. In the first stage there may be swelling in the inside of the anus, the inflated tissue creates irritation or unpleasantness.
The lack of treatment may cause the hemorrhoids to move to the second stage. They will grow and can be felt with a finger, especially when giving feces, but after bowel movements they will return to the anus. When exacerbation occurs, the hemorrhoids move to the third stage and drop out of the anus, but can be pushed back with the finger.
The final stage is when the internal hemorrhoids come out completely, and then they can no longer be treated locally at home, but surgery is required.
Treatment of internal hemorrhoids
There are several household measures that can be taken when there is a concern for the formation of internal hemorrhoids.
- Maintaining a diet rich in fiber, vegetables, and fruits.
- Drinking plenty of water.
- Reduction in caffeine consumption.
- Refrain from drinking alcohol.
- Baths are tepid and frequent.
- Care for hygiene in the anal area.
- When giving stool, it is recommended to raise your feet with a small stool to create a straight back position.
- After fecal matter, it is recommended to clean the rectum with wet wipes.
- Avoidance of heavy weights that may cause stress and strain.
- Avoiding exertion while sitting on the toilet – if stool is difficult to administer, laxatives may be used – as recommended by the attending physician.
- Seating on soft seating surfaces, such as cushions or soft sponge.
- Apply local creams to shrink blood vessels.
- Painkillers can be used to treat the pain of hemorrhoids.
The combination of proper nutrition, hygiene and appropriate ointments makes it possible to reduce the formation of internal hemorrhoids and prevent the internal hemorrhoids from turning into external hemorrhoids. Therefore, immediate treatment is critical and important.
When contraceptives are taken in the early stages of internal hemorrhoids, a suitable recovery background can be created, thus avoiding any worsening of the condition. If there is no relief after a few days, you need to see your doctor to assess hemorrhoids and adjust treatment.
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