Hemorrhoids Symptoms

The primary hemorrhoids symptoms are itchiness in and around the anus area, anal pain, and bloody stools or anal bleeding from bowel movements.  If you experience any of these symptoms then there is a very good chance that you have hemorrhoids.  It is always advisable to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment, but these symptoms are commonly associated with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are typically classified into two main groups: external hemorrhoids and internal … [Read more...]

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed blood vessels that can sometimes form in and around your anal canal. There is not 100% clear agreement from the medical community as to what causes these veins to enlarge, however, many people believe that the primary cause is from some kind of pressure or strain. To control your bowel movements, the tissue inside the anal canal fills with blood.   When there is increased pressure, for example with passing difficult stools, it causes the veins in this … [Read more...]

What are Hemorrhoids?

In simple terms, hemorrhoids or “piles” are swollen veins in the anal canal. They can be very discomforting and painful, but the good news is that they are usually not serious…if properly treated. Basically, a hemorrhoid forms when a vein in the rectal area has swollen due to some kind of force or pressure (e.g. constipation, diarrhea, pregnancy, see more causes here). When there is too much pressure on the veins in the rectal area, hemorrhoids can form. Hemorrhoids come in two forms: … [Read more...]

How to Cure Hemorrhoids: A Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is a must for those who want to permanently keep hemorrhoids away.  Diet plays a critical role in causing, and preventing hemorrhoids. Regularly eating high fiber foods can dramatically decrease the chance of hemorrhoids occurring.  A low-fiber diet or inadequate fluid intake can cause constipation, which can contribute to hemorrhoids in the following ways: It promotes straining on the toilet and it also worsens the hemorrhoids by producing hard stools that further irritate the … [Read more...]