Everybody knows that chronic constipation and chronic diarrhea both cause hemorrhoids, but a frequently overlooked question is why? How could opposite conditions both contribute to hemorrhoids? In addition, pregnancy, childbirth, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome and age can also be underlying causes of hemorrhoids, but many of these causes share important points worth looking into.The reason lies in the actual function of hemorrhoidal cushions and how those cushions relate to the rest of the body. Chronic straining due to constipation or diarrhea, long periods of sitting, pregnancy, childbirth, and various gastrointestinal diseases all contribute to internal abdominal circulatory pressure.When the large blood vessels of the hemorrhoidal cushions are placed under pressure, they naturally swell. If they are pressurized for too long or too often, they may eventually get stretched so far that they cannot return to their contracted state and promptly develop into hemorrhoids. The same is true of external hemorrhoids, even though they do not lie on hemorrhoidal cushions.This is because external hemorrhoids develop from the blood vessels that drain the hemorrhoidal cushions back towards the heart. Because these lower veins are so closely connected, they are frequently subjected to the same hydraulic pressures as the veins of the cushions.The conditions related to straining are, of course, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, pregnancy, and those gastrointestinal diseases that cause frequent toileting. Pregnancy is particularly known for causing hemorrhoids because women gain about two extra pounds of blood alone during pregnancy, frequently causing blood pressure to rise and swelling veins in order to manage a higher liquid capacity in a closed system. Sitting for long periods, especially while slouching, works with gravity to push blood deeper into the body, and causes the same veins to swell. Sitting on a toilet for long periods of time may, in fact, be the worst thing of all to do for hemorrhoids. You’re sitting for a long period of time with no support for your pelvic floor muscles, while straining and usually slouching besides! This combination of weight, downward muscular force and lack of upward support can swell anal veins to unprecendented levels and be a causal factor of hemorrhoids all it its own right.Age, the last common causal factor, contributes to hemorrhoids from an entirely different direction. As we get older, our bodily tissues, such as ligaments and muscles, tend to lose the elasticity they had while we were young. Therefore, veins which used to be able to contract back to proper size without a problem may lose this ability, much like elastic stretched one too many times. However, proper lifestyle can go a long way to counteracting this problem, as people who exercise frequently and eat a proper diet will retain their muscular elasticity much later in life than people who don’t.How to address all of this?Well, hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy or childbirth will usually resolve on their own a few months after delivery, while hemorrhoids caused by an ongoing intestinal problem like Crohn’s disease may be very difficult to get rid of.However, even if hemorrhoids cannot be easily resolved, at least we can avoid making them worse.Eat the right diet to ensure proper bowel movements that are neither too dry or too liquid, get up and move around every two hours or so if sitting down for long periods of time, don’t slouch while sitting, and get a footstool to place near your toilet and use it while on said toilet. By raising your feet, you are causing your pelvic floor muscles to contract and support the interior of your anal canal more, thus taking some of the strain off of the veins.Understanding the precise mechanism that causes hemorrhoids will help any hemorrhoid sufferer to make appropriate lifestyle adjustments to either lessen the problem or even eliminate it entirely.Normal, run of the mill constipation, diarrhea or a sedentary lifestyle are fairly simple to fix.Even those who suffer from health conditions not under their direct control, such as pregnancy or Crohn’s disease do not have to passively suffer from their hemorrhoids, but can take direct action to improve daily quality of life.ABOUT AUTHOR:

sDonald writes considerably about hemorrhoids causes and treatments, and runs a blog on Hemorrhoids and Health

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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins just inside the anus. They produce pain if they come out of the anus with a bowel movement because they are constricted. Once they come out, the skin around them and the veins themselves can become inflamed.

Hemorrhoids are an embarassing and often painful problem to endure. They can make sitting for long periods nearly unbearable, and cause itching and burning, which makes for extreme discomfort in what seems like the most inconvenient times. So, how can you help your body heal itself and get rid of them for good?

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include anal pain, anal itching, bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowel; one or more tender lumps near the anus. Sometimes, there is pain during bowel movements.

There are lots of ways how to get rid of hemorrhoids.  There are hemorrhoids that can be cured through natural methods, while there are some hemorrhoids that require surgery in getting rid of it.

Drink more water. You need water for fiber to work. The bowel is your water recycling center, by the way. A human bowel movement usually contains only about 150 ml (that’s about half a Dixie cup) of water. The rest, and we’re talking quarts, is reclaimed by your body, which is itself made two-thirds of water. Dry stools are an adaptation for land animals, especially birds and reptiles, that conserve water super efficiently. Although we are capable of forming a very solid stool, it is better for your butt if you don’t.

There are many medications on the market today, most of which only offer temporary relief and do not promise any cure. Physicians recommend practical ways in which to relieve the swelling and pain like the sitz bath wherein the anal area is soaked in warm water and the use gels and jellies, but still they only give temporary relief. Some of the over the counter remedies even have harsh chemicals that may worsen the condition. The re-occurrence of hemorrhoids is high with these remedies.

A common misconception about hemorrhoids medication is that it must be an external application to be effective. It seems logical that since hemorrhoids protrude from the skin, applying a gel directly to the hemorrhoids would be the fastest and best solution.

This is an herbal remedy for people who are suffering from hemroids. It is manufactured using natural products and is free from any side effects giving a long lasting and non-surgical solution from hemorrhoid problems. It is being recommended by health professionals for the treatment of mild to severe cases of internal and external hemorrhoids.

High-fiber diet
Eat more high-fiber foods, which will help prevent constipation. Good sources of fiber include breakfast cereals such as All Bran, Fiber One, Bran Buds, which have approximately 10 grams of fiber per serving. Check the box to be sure. Fresh fruit, beans, prunes, raw or cooked vegetables, especially asparagus, cabbage, carrots, corn, and broccoli, are also good sources of fiber. Try to have 20-30 grams of fiber per day (or more) in your diet.

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Hemorrhoids are classified as internal or external hemorrhoids, deriving their name from their position within the body. An internal hemorrhoid is located within the rectum where it meets the top of the anal canal and external hemorrhoids are located outside of the anus and you can suffer from both types at the same time.
Causes of hemorrhoids
Obesity or overweight: Hemroids is common in over-weight people or obesity patients because these people have to put more pressure on pelvic veins while passing stool.
Lack of physical exercise and body movement: Prolonged sitting in one place causes heat to build up in the anal area, and this can lead to swelling of the veins which we know is one of the contributing factors to hemorrhoids development.
Especially if one is not used to hard physical labor, a sudden increase in physical activity, such as helping a friend move large objects, or lifting heavy items alone, can cause an immediate onset of hemorrhoids. This condition usually leads to the painful itching sensation brought on by the sudden increase in pressure to the area. It usually subsides, if not too serious, by itself, in a matter of days as long as no more heavy lifting is done. The sensation has been unceremoniously described as having the feeling of having something resembling a stick inserted into ones anus.
Our past unbalanced eating routine and lack of fibrous diet may also affects our digestive system and In future may also changes in many digestive diseases like hemorrhoid. Don’t take a risk to use the oily and spicy foods. Such foods chunk the colon and guide to slow bowel movement. So balance your diet and use right quantity of vitamins and minerals.
Hemorrhoid Symptoms
Symptoms of external hemorrhoids can include rectal pain and streaks of blood on toilet paper after having a bowel movement. This is because blood collects under the skin and causes a hard “knot” or “lump” to form, this is due to a hemorrhoid clotting.
Symptoms of internal hemorrhoids can include bleeding in the rectal area, streaks of blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement, and even bright red blood in the toilet following a bowel movement. Internal hemorrhoids can cause itching because of the fact that hemorrhoids seep mucus, which causes irritation and discomfort- in turn, causing itching.
Pain is the most obvious internal hemorrhoids symptoms. This is due to the fact that many of these hemorrhoids actually develop internally and grow out of the anus. Seeing that hemorrhoids are often inflamed and swollen, the muscles around the hemorrhoids often tighten up around them. This can result in an immense pressure that can lead to pain. Just as in external hemorrhoids, the pain that is experienced by internal hemorrhoids can be mild to severe. However, if severe pain is experienced with hemorrhoids that are internal, it is imperative that a person seeks medical care.
Hemorrhoids Treatment
Bioflavonoids are the natural pigments found in fruits and vegetables. There are numerous health benefits that some claim a person can receive from these pigments. One such benefit is that they act as a natural hemorrhoids treatment. Though there have been no reports that have confirmed that claim firmly, that has not stopped many nutritionists from recommending bioflavonoids for those seeking a natural hemorrhoids treatment.
Laser treatment: It is used to vaporize various types of hemorrhoids with the help of tiny lazer beam. This is recommended to cure specific types of hemorrhoids, causes little bleeding, heals quick and less painful than other types.

Hemorrhoids come in two basic kinds, internal and external.Internal hemorrhoids are actually on the hemorrhoidal cushions, inside the anal canal, and you generally don’t know that they’re there until either they start bleeding or they prolapse, which means to poke outside the body.Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are a very, very bad thing, especially if they won’t stay inside the body after a bowel movement, because the powerful anal sphincter can strangulate them and start causing them to go gangrenous.However, most internal hemorrhoids are the garden variety that will subside on their own if treated properly, and, as a bonus, they generally don’t hurt badly as they’re in a part of the body without many nerves.External hemorrhoids, which occur on the outside of the body, are a whole different matter in the pain department. They don’t occur on the hemorrhoidal cushions themselves, but rather on the veins that run below them before going back up to the heart.What they do occur on, however, is the extremely sensitive and dense band of nerves that serves to keep the anal sphincter closed. For this reason, external hemorrhoids can make anyone’s life absolutely miserable.Itchiness, pain and bleeding are all symptoms of hemorrhoids, as is an occasional mucus discharge from the general inflammation of the area.Why is this important to know?The home treatment you choose is highly dependent on the type of hemorrhoid you have.External hemorrhoids can be treated by a whole of different creams and solutions that can be easily applied.Internal hemorrhoids cannot be treated so easily, as placing the cream or solution into your rectum, or onto a prolapsed hemorrhoid, means you are placing it on the digestive membranes – the mucus membranes.Anything placed on the digestive membranes is far more quickly and far more readily absorbed by the body. So a cream strong enough to take out an external hemorrhoid, is considered way overpowered for an internal or prolapsed one.In fact, the risks are so great that NO drug company has succeeded in making a cream which the FDA considers safe for human use.Think about it, would you consider swallowing the hemorrhoid cream or solution? No you wouldn’t and there are probably warnings about taking it by mouth. Sticking it into your bottom is almost the same as putting it into your mouth.Why are prolapsed ones included with internal hemorrhoids, when they are hanging outside?The reason is that the prolapsed ones are covered by the same mucous lining as the internal ones are and, it’s the mucous lining that absorbs things so very well.Treatments for both types:Of course, there are some treatments, such as sitz baths, that can be used for both internal and external ones. Such treatments do not rely on being absorbed in any way, but instead work by relaxing muscles and increasing blood flow.Tablets are more a long term attempt at treating hemorrhoids. The idea is that they strengthen and rebuild the veins, while providing a strong pain killers. Such tablets tend be herbal in nature and use herbs like butchers broom.In conclusion:To conclude, finding out what type of hemorrhoid problem you have, is absolutely necessary to properly and safely deal with your hemorrhoids.Anything that claims to treat an external hemorrhoid, is expected to be too powerful for use on an internal one, while any cream or lotion designed for an internal one, is likely to be too low in active ingredients for an external one.About Author:
sDonald Urquhart is both a chief editor and writer who works extensively on several health related web sites. Hemorrhoids is one of those interests. So if you have internal hemorrhoids or external hemorrhoids.

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