Internal and external hemorrhoids: causes, symptoms and treatments

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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The common term hemorrhoids is often used to define hemorrhoid disease, which is a syndrome that identifies hemorrhoids when they are swollen or inflamed. Hemorrhoids by themselves represent vascular structures of the anal canal.

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The common term hemorrhoids is often used to define the disease hemorrhoidal, that is, a syndrome that identifies hemorrhoids when they are swollen or inflamed. Hemorrhoids by themselves represent vascular structures of the anal canal.

We should talk to be precise di pathological hemorrhoids. In this article we will refer to internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids as dilations of the wall of veins located in the tissue of the terminal tract of the rectum and anus.

Depending on their location, hemorrhoids can be internal or external. The internal hemorrhoids they form before the opening of the rectum, above the anal sphincter and are not visible from the outside.

Le external hemorrhoids, on the other hand, they are subcutaneous. They form at the level of the anal sphincter and are visible from the outside. According to statistics, hemorrhoids with swelling and inflammation affect about 10% of the adult population in industrialized countries.

I most common symptoms the presence of inflammation and swelling at the level of the hemorrhoids relate to pain, burning, redness and difficulty in evacuating stool. Bleeding may also be present. Internal hemorrhoids can be more difficult to spot. In any case, to better understand the problem and how to solve it, it is necessary to undergo a medical examination.

The most common symptom of hemorrhoids is a loss of blood. The darker the blood, the more it comes from inside the intestine. There may be itching, irritation and discomfort in the anal region, but also rectal pain.

Among the causes of hemorrhoids are incorrect nutrition, Sedentary life, intestinal and abdominal problems, blood circulation problems and habitual constipation. Hemorrhoids can also be linked to disorders present in other areas of the body that can affect the functionality of the bladder and heart.



Among the natural remedies to use in case of hemorrhoids and for prevention are derivative baths, which are also recommended in case of constipation. The groin area must be refreshed with water and a sponge for at least 10 minutes. Derivative baths are useful for improving circulation.

You can ask your doctor and your herbalist for more information on hemorrhoid remedies. Some useful tips regarding the natural remedies for hemorrhoids are represented by calendula ointments to be applied in the affected area in case of external hemorrhoids, preparations based on blueberry and black currant to improve circulation, green clay compresses, cypress cones, flax seeds to improve intestinal functions and facilitate evacuation.

Between foods and drinks to avoid in the case of hemorrhoids we find carbonated drinks, coffee, alcohol and spirits, foods that are too salty and fried, aged cheeses and foods that are too high in fat or that risk inflaming the colon. Among recommended foods instead we find apples, blueberries, currants, chestnuts and melon, as well as bananas and dark green leafy vegetables.

Le cures for external hemorrhoids they usually involve the application of ointments, compresses or ointments to relieve inflammation and burning. Also with regard to internal hemorrhoids there are specific creams and ointments, about which you can ask your doctor for more information. In severe cases for internal hemorrhoids action is taken with the laser or with Cryotherapy. In any case, if you suffer from hemorrhoids, internal or external, and if your situation is very problematic, you should discuss your problem with an expert.



Marta Albè

Cover photo source: Hemorrhoids Therapy

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