Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in your anus. Hemorrhoids can be internal, external or both. Asymptomatic hemorrhoids are considered normal in adults and children.
Hemorrhoids can be very unpleasant and painful. When they turn severe, they bleed and are pushed out of the anus and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Most people panic at the sight of blood, especially when it comes out of an unlikely part of the body such as the anus. It is very uncomfortable condition, and painful, although sometimes piles may bleed without any painful symptoms. Occasionally piles can disappear by themselves, the best way to prevent piles bleeding are to cure the piles itself.
- The walls and valves of the rectal veins become weak.
- Pregnancy, increased blood volume and straining.
- Placing too much pressure on the rectal veins with prolonged standing or sitting.
- Drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks in excess.
When you’re pregnant, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax. Piles may itch, ache or feel sore. You can usually feel the lumpiness of piles around your anus. They may also bleed a little, and they can make going to the toilet uncomfortable or painful. You may also notice pain when passing a stool (poo), and a discharge of mucus afterwards. Sometimes you may feel as though your bowels are still full and need emptying.
- The most basic and highly important bleeding hemorrhoids treatment is to change your diet. Incorporate fiber-rich foods like whole grains, cereals and raw vegetables. Fiber helps foods in the digestive tract to move freely and smoothly.
- Try the Sitz Bath Therapy as a bleeding hemorrhoids treatment. Simply fill a large basin or tub with warm water and soak your hips and buttocks. This helps reduce bleeding and inflammation. Do this 4 to 7 times a day depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids.
- Apply witch hazel, aloe vera juice or apple cider vinegar to the hemorrhoid, using a soft clean pad. These astringents will help stop the bleeding and prevent infection.
- Use disposable baby wipes when you have a bowel movement to clean yourself more gently than with toilet paper.
- Avoid sitting or standing for lengthy periods of time.
- Drink eight glasses of water a day. This will keep stool loose and easier to pass.
- Get regular exercise. Walking three times a week, for 30 minutes each time.