Hemorrhoid (Piles)

The term hemorrhoids refer to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoid, also known as piles. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Hemorrhoid is a condition where in inflammation occurs either outside or inside the veins of the rectum. The inflammation on the inside is called external hemorrhoids and the inflammation on the inside is called internal hemorrhoids. The external hemorrhoids produce less bleeding but internal piles bleed (bleeding hemorrhoids). A burst on the veins would cause the piles to bleed. Hemorrhoids are common in both men and women. About half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoid

The most common symptoms of Hemorrhoid are:

  • Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms
  • There is a bleeding at passing stool
  • An irritation after passing a stool.
  • A pain is felt at passing stool.
  • Pain, itching, and/or discomfort in and around the rectum.

Causes of Hemorrhoid

These are the main causes of Hemorrhoid:

  • The leading cause why some people have piles or hemorrhoids is persistent constipation.
  • Chronic liver disease may also cause increased venous pressure and may be associated with hemorrhoid formation.
  • Another cause could be mental tension, extended hours of sitting or standing, stressful work, and obesity.
  • Hemorrhoids are also common among pregnant women. The pressure of the foetus on the abdomen, as well as hormonal changes, causes the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge.

Home Remedies for Hemorrhoid

Some most effective home remedies for Hemorrhoid are:

  • Create a juice from spinach, watercress, carrots, or turnip leaves and drink it..
  • To cure the bleeding, east 2 times a day soaked onion weighing at about 50 grams in water with 1 tablespoon of sugar. It would take effect in few weeks.
  • Take 2g of powdered dried mango seeds to reduce bleeding piles.
  • To cure hemorrhoids and stop the blood from passing on the stool, drink every morning coriander seeds soaked overnight in water.
  • Drink radish juice both in the morning and in the evening. The white radish paste with milk on the other hand is applied on the hemorrhoids to lessen the pain and the swelling.
  • Eat boiled ripe banana or place it on a 1-cup of milk. Do this at least 2 times a day.
  • After meal, it is a good help if you drink buttermilk. Drinking a glassful of buttermilk combined it with 2 tablespoon of bitter melon juice could help reduce the swelling of piles. Do this every day for one month.
  • The black berry fruit is another effective remedy for bleeding piles. The fruit should be taken with salt every morning for two or three months during its season. The use of the fruit in this manner during every season will affect a complete cure and save the user from bleeding piles for his entire life.
  • Sesame seeds are also valuable in piles. They can be taken in the form of a decoction by boiling twenty grams of seeds in 500 ml of water till it is reduced by one-third, or as sweetmeats. Ground to paste with water, they can be given with butter for bleeding piles.

 Hemorrhoid Treatment and Advice

  • Patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for, at least, seven days. Thereafter he may adopt a diet of natural foods aimed at securing soft stools.
  • Do not sit on hard surface for long periods of time. This could exert the anal area.
  • Avoid excessive sex especially that which involves the anus.
  • Papaya is also very useful as it helps in easy digestion of foods.

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