What you ought to know about hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are veins in the wall in the rectum and anus that have become twisted, swollen, and inflamed. They can form either internally or externally, and the resulting lumps can cause pain and bleeding.

Hemorrhoids (Piles) are not a pleasant subject and can be embarrassing to discuss, even with your Doctor. But they are quite a common problem in both men and women.

You can prevent hemorrhoids by preventing episodes of constipation. Some of the following diet and lifestyle changes may help you to soften stool, establish a regular schedule for bowel movements and avoid the straining that can lead to the formation of hemorrhoids. They include;

  • Adding High fiber food such as, Whole grain breads and cereals.
  • Fresh fruits and lightly cooked vegetables to your diet helps prevent constipation.
  • Drinking adequate amount of fluid, such as 6 to 8 glasses of water daily, is another way.
  • As little as 15 to 20 minutes of brisk walking daily can also be helpful in stimulating your bowels to move.
If you have more severe hemorrhoid symptoms, or if your hemorrhoids are prolapsed or filled with a blood clot, your doctor may recommend Hemorrhoid ectomy -,This is surgical removal of hemorrhoids and has been a very effective procedure for treatment of Hemorrhoids for years.
However, due to Advances in Medical sciences Painless Laser Hemorrhoid ectomy is one of the preferred procedures now as it doesn't cause any bleeding, is a painless procedure and does not require any anesthesia. It also does not have any side effects associated with it.

There were various questions raised about Hemorrhoids, after our previous post. Here are our surgeons responses to some of the questions raised;

Questions on hemorrhoids

Why and when do hemorrhoids occur? 

Hemorrhoids mostly occur for the following reasons: Pregnancy (Also read Hemorrhoids during Pregnancy), aging, chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation, sitting for long periods, obesity, and genetics.
Most common symptoms include:
~ Rectal bleeding
~ Itching
~ Discomfort
~ Pain while passing stool. Bear in mind that rectal bleeding can also be caused by other things, including colorectal and anal cancers. It might be a mistake to assume that anal bleeding is simply the result of hemorrhoids.
Common ways of preventing or managing Hemorrhoids by diet and exercising has already been mentioned earlier.

For more severe cases, Painless Hemorrhoid ectomy is a simple and effective procedure that is also performed in our hospital. It is a painless procedure and the patient usually leaves on the same day or may be required to stay overnight in the hospital depending on the advice of our surgeons.
For very severe cases, our surgeons recommend surgical removal. This procedure is very effective but mostly requires a little longer stay in the hospital.
Hemorrhoids (Piles)
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