What are hemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them? We are going to tell you all of this and more in this article…

Now believe it or not Hemorrhoids are actually an important structure that sit in the anus and prevent leakage

so in their normal state we all have them hemorrhoids as a condition though are very common and it’s suspected that over 80% of people have suffered from them

Hemorrhoids Symptoms

The symptoms do vary from patient to patient the most common symptom is fresh bright red blood past after a bowel motion and itchiness around the anus

caused by mucous 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

after a bowel motion it may go in by itself or the patient may have to push it back in background done

Prevention and Treatment

The long-term results of getting rid of hemorrhoids is heavily dependent on preventative factors

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

this pushing and straining may cause inflammation of the blood vessels in and around the anus which is known as hemorrhoids

How do you increase your fibre?

Well it’s quite simple eat foods that are rich in fibre 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

Preventative Factors

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

there are some factors that you can’t change for example genetics pregnancy but making changes to the factors that you can

will help reduce the risk of you developing hemorrhoids in the first place and also it’ll help reduce the risk of them coming back.


Now there’s various different creams ointments suppositories that are all available from your pharmacy without a prescription

it can help to reduce the swelling and helped reduce discomfort now generally speaking there’s always two things

We look out for in these preparations a local anaesthetic 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

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 .

Helpful Tips

You might not be aware of it’s also important to remember these treatments should only be used for Five to Seven days

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

it’ll have a better effect now treatment should be combined with the lifestyle changes

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 we wouldn’t advise you taking it the hemorrhoid pain if you still need something to help loosen the stools laxatives are an option

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

We really hope our tips help you in this Article

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

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