It is an unpleasant topic to talk about; it is even an embarrassing experience to discuss it with your doctor. However it is a common health problem in well-developed countries.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are a group of veins in the area of the anus. When hemorrhoids are grown in the area of the anus, the area is itchy, if a person is constipated and straining to pass stools; the area is bleeding, painful and easily infectious. Hemorrhoids have external and internal types. They can’t be seen therefore they are always neglected and not treated properly and on time, then they develop and become even worse. If a person suffers chronic hemorrhoids, it is an extremely painful and irritating experience because hemorrhoids can’t be treated completely unless the person changes his life habits totally, such as diet habits, sleeping habits and less pressure.
How do hemorrhoids grow?
Hemorrhoids are mainly caused by straining to a bowel movement. If a person is constipated, he/she has difficulty in forcing stools out of the body, the straining makes anus bleeding and infectious, gradually the area grows hemorrhoids. So if a person has the digestive health problem, he/she is unable to have a regular bowel movement due to life pressure, life style change or a poor diet, it is very possible for him/her to suffer hemorrhoids, such as women in pregnancy, the pressure on uterus leads to hemorrhoids growing; Food deficiency in fibre is another reason for people growing hemorrhoids. Lack of fibre consumption makes the bowel movement very slow and hard, and the anus is inflamed caused by constipation resulting in hemorrhoids. The other cause is blamed on obesity; the overweight body doesn’t have sufficient strength to generate forces to eliminate the waste through the intestine.
How do you know if you have hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids have external and internal existences. Because they can’t be seen, most of the time they are neglected until some symptoms appear.
For internal hemorrhoids, nothing grows in the area of anus, until a bowel movement occurs, the toilet paper or toilet bowl has blood signs, and the person will realize something is wrong with his /her digestion system.
For external hemorrhoids, the skin around the anus is swollen and protruded and during a bowel movement, the infected area has a lump of blood coupled with itching and irritation.
When the person suffers external hemorrhoids, don’t rub the area because this only causes another bout of hemorrhoids to grow and it delays recovery of the infected area. Leave them alone and apply some medicine to avoid serious infection.
How to prevent hemorrhoids from growing?
As we know, hemorrhoids are the result of constipation. How to get rid of hemorrhoids fast? Your life style must be changed.
A well-balanced diet
Eat vegetables and fruits rich in fibre
Eat less red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork. Those foods contain protein and fat and are hard to be digested and cause our body to be inflamed resulting in constipation.
Eat less processed foods such as pizza and lasagnes.
Drink more water to avoid dehydration
Have a regular sleeping routine
Overall, a healthy life style reduces the likelihood of hemorrhoids growing and developing. In the meantime, a regular bowel movement will reduce the chance of hemorrhoids as well. Once a well-balanced life style is in place, hemorrhoids will disappear eventually.