14 Feb Hemorrhoids
Did you know that approximately half of people over the age of 50 have suffered from hemorrhoids? Obviously it’s not the most widely discussed topic! Who wants to talk about a problem involving that part of our anatomy!?
The extremity of the intestines (the rectum) and the anus are irrigated by veins which, normally, may swell slightly during bowel movements. However, the term “hemorrhoid” is used when these veins become permanently dilated and inflamed to the point of causing itching and irritation.
This ailment is also sometimes referred to as anal varicose veins, but no matter it is called, it’s a very unpleasant and embarrassing problem.
What causes Hemorrids?
Internal and external hemorrhoids
External hemorrhoids are located on the outside of the anal sphincter and are therefore perfectly visible. This type of hemorrhoid is frequently caused from pushing.
How to detect hemorrhoids
- Itching around the anus
- Irritation during bowel movements and occasional, slight bleeding
- Loss of liquids during or after bowel movements
- Difficult bowel movements
- Minor blistering of the anal wall
Treatment and prevention of hemorrhoids
- Maintain a balanced, high-fibre diet. Choose whole foods, raw vegetables and fresh fruit.
- Drinks lots of water (one and a half to two litres a day).
- Ensure regular physical activity and try to maintain a healthy weight.
- Adopt healthy bowel movement behaviours: Avoid withholding the urge to go, but also avoid excessive pushing.
- Avoid staying seated on the toilet too long.
- Practise specific hygienic measures. If you are suffering from major irritation, wipe the anal area with toilet paper soaked in water or with a damp, unscented towelette.
A natural solution to hemorrhoid problems
A.Vogel Venaforce Extra, made from horse chestnut seeds, can help you treat hemorrhoids and regain your well-being.