Hemorrhoids are clot formation, which usually occurs when the veins are unable to transport blood. The affected veins are those located inside the rectum area. More often than not, these veins are prone to tremendous pressure and are most likely to dilate. Although these veins are the most flexible veins in our entire body, training and coercion a bowel movement can easily damage these veins.
According to medical resources, hemorrhoids are categorized into two types. These are the Internal and External Hemorrhoids. If these two types are going to be compared, there are actually no difference, other than their place of origin.
The Internal type of Hemorrhoids are usually painless. Most people who suffer from this condition will not notice that they have the disorder. Conversely, external hemorrhoids are damaged veins found outside the anal area. They are usually found in the anus, but because they are too swollen, they often protrudes. That is why they are often called prolapsed hemorrhoids.Common symptoms of this kind of hemorrhoids are mild itching or burning sensation, bleeding, varying levels of pain depending on the severity of the condition.
Opportunely, there are many ways to manage hemorrhoids. Both external and internal hemorrhoids can be treated by sitz bath of hot bath. This may reduce swelling and pain. Ice packs also help reduce the swelling and provide temporary pain relief. Apply the ice pack on the affected part for a couple of minutes. You may try adding some herbs for maximum effect like purified aloe Vera and Calendula.
For external hemorrhoids you may try hemorrhoids creams, medicated wipes and over-the-counter oral medicines. Suppositories are for internal hemorrhoids however you may use topical medicated creams. The skin can easily absorb these type of products. If self medications no longer work for your hemorrhoids and your hemorrhoids symptoms are not improving, you may try alternative hemorrhoids – removal procedures. There are non surgical and surgical procedures that you can choose from.
The following are some of the common non-surgical procedures for hemorrhoids:
Rubber Band Legation – placing rubber band into the hemorrhoids to cut off the blood circulation. After a few days it will then then suddenly falls off)
Photocoagulation – using infrared light to burn hemorrhoids, injection (a medicine is injected into the hemorrhoids) and liquid nitrogen.
In addition, there are surgical procedures like stapled hemorrhoidopexy, Harmonic Scalpel Hemorrhoids surgery and Laser Surgery that you can opt to try. Of course, doctor's supervision is still warranted.
Undoubtedly, hemorrhoids are very easy to take care of. There are lots of treatments you can choose from. Just keep in mind that before you take any medications or undergo these procedures, be well – informed. More importantly, live a healthy lifestyle in order prevent future hemorrhoids.