Hemorrhoids - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options
The symptoms of hemorrhoids and the processes causing hemorrhoids are explained. There is a listing of things you can do yourself to cure hemorrhoids.
By hemorrhoids the veins in or around the anus, or in the lower rectum are swollen and often also inflamed. Hemorrhoids inside the rectum are called internal hemorrhoids, and those in the anal area external ones. Studies have shown that 1 out of 3 persons below the age of 50 will suffer from hemorrhoids. 1 out of 2 persons over the age of 50 is affected by this condition.
THE SYMPTOMS OF HEMORRHOIDS
Hemorrhoids give these symptoms:
-Swollen veins in the anal area or inside the rectum.
-Tears in the swollen veins and bleeding from the tears.
-Coagulated blood in the veins making hard lumps.
-The hemorrhoids may lead to permanent lumps, scars or thickened area after the initial healing.
THE PROCESS THAT LEADS TO HEMORRHOIDS
Before hemorrhoids form, there is usually an increased pressure in the veins of the anal area, for example due to over-filled intestines, due to constipation and thereby straining to get hard stool out during toilet visits, or due to frequent diarrhoea.
The veins have val
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