So what are hemorrhoids and how to get rid of hemorrhoids fast? I’m going to tell you all of this and more in this blog.
Now believe it or not hemorrhoids are actually an important structure that sits in the anus and prevent leakage. So in their normal state, we all have them.
Hemorrhoids is a condition though are very common and it’s suspected that over 80% of people have suffered from them. Now the symptoms do vary from patient to patient.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids or Piles
The most common symptom is fresh bright red blood past after a bowel motion and itchiness around the anus caused by mucus from the hemorrhoid.
The third symptom is where the hemorrhoid prolapses. So it gets larger and can fall out of the anus and it looks like a bunch of cherries. Now after a bowel motion, it may go in by itself or the patient may have to push it back in.
Prevention of Piles or Hemorrhoids
Now let’s move on to prevention and treatment. Now the long-term results of getting rid of hemorrhoids are heavily dependent on preventative factors. So you will have to make lifestyle changes to prevent it from coming back.
So hemorrhoids are mainly caused by a lack of fiber, and as we get older we need more of it. If you’re not getting the fiber in your diet, your stools are going to be harder. They’re not going to retain more fluid so, you’re gonna be pushing and straining more to get them out. Now, this pushing and straining may cause inflammation of the blood vessels in and around the anus which is known as hemorrhoids
So your next question is how do you increase your fiber? Well, it’s quite simple to eat foods that are rich in fiber. So, for example, eat more vegetables, eat whole grain rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta even baked beans they’re massively high in fiber. What I will also do is I’ll leave a full list below for you to check out and read for more information.
Now the other preventative factors that you can modify include drinking more water. So six to eight glasses a day drinking less caffeine and alcohol. When you’ve got the urge to go to the toilet don’t wait, just go. Lose weight and exercise more often. Now I’ll leave more information on all of these below for you as well.
Now there are some factors that you can’t change. For example genetics, pregnancy. But making changes to the factors that you can help reduce the risk of you developing hemorrhoids in the first place and also it’ll help reduce the risk of them coming back.
Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Now let’s talk a little about treatment. Now, there are various different creams, ointments, suppositories, that are all available from your pharmacy without a prescription and it can help to reduce the swelling and helped reduce discomfort.
Now generally speaking there are always two things I look out for, in these preparations. A local anesthetic, which is going to help numb the area so you don’t feel as much pain, for example, lidocaine. And also a steroid, which is going to help reduce the swelling like hydrocortisone for example.
But always make sure you speak to your pharmacist first before you purchase any of these so they can make sure it’s suitable and safe for you to use. They can also give you some really helpful tips that you might not be aware of.
It’s also important to remember these treatments should only be used for five to seven days and also when you use it make sure you apply it after you’ve emptied your bowels, that way you’ll stay in the right area for longer and it’ll have a better effect.
Now treatment should be combined with the lifestyle changes we mentioned earlier. If you’re still in pain however speak to your pharmacist about taking paracetamol in addition to these and also I would advise everyone not to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen as this can actually make the bleeding worse.
Now constipation can make the pain worse and some medicines can actually cause constipation, which is going to make your pain worse. So for example codeine. Codeine causes constipation so I wouldn’t advise you taking it the hemorrhoid pain. If you still need something to help loosen the stools, laxatives are an option.
And as always with all medication always read the information leaflet and speak to your pharmacist to make sure that you’re safe and suitable to take it.
These are my tips on how to get rid of hemorrhoids/piles fast.
I really hope my tips help you in this Blog but please remember if your hemorrhoids don’t go away after five to seven days, you’re in a lot of pain, they keep reoccurring or you’re pregnant then you will need to speak to your doctor. I’ve also left more useful information about hemorrhoids that I’d recommend everyone to read below.
I hope you should get your answer about how to get rid of hemorrhoids fast and its treatment.