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What are Hemorrhoids and How to Prevent Them

By on October 11, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

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Hemorrhoids are swelled blood vessels in the inside and around the anus. They can be inside and outside of the anus, these outside hemorrhoids are visible.

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are dilated and swelled blood vessels, but the reason why this happens is not very clear. Some types of hemorrhoids can be inheritable from parents. Other factors that might increase the chance of this painful illness are:

Alcoholism
Anal sex
Chronic Diarrhea
Cancer of the large intestine
Sneezing and coughing
Sickness of the liver
Overweight
Pregnancy
Sedentary life
What can we do to prevent this illness?

Avoid sitting on one place during the day
Drink 6 to 8 cups of water every day
Eat fruits and organic food
Exercise every day
Control your body weight

Very often hemorrhoids are connected with diseases of the liver cause by alcohol and unhealthy food. Foods that must be avoided are:

Fast food, pork and red meat, alcoholic drinks especially red wine and soda.

 

Diagnosing hemorrhoids

Diagnosing this type of illness is not too hard. First your doctor will ask you about the symptoms and will examine your anus and anal canal.

How can hemorrhoids be cured?

Many times hemorrhoids can be cured by itself and without some special treatments.

Next measures can help you ease the pain, reduce the swellings and regulate the bowel movement. There are many new ways to cure this very unpleasant illness.

Curing with crèmes and lotions, placing ice on the anus to reduce swelling, taking laxatives and sitting in warm water three or four times per day. Eat more green food and salads, meat is not allowed but chicken steak is fine,

If the hemorrhoids are in an advanced stadium, hemorrhoids become almost untreatable and only surgery can help. There are more procedures for removing hemorrhoids or to reduce their size.

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