Hemorrhoids are diluted veins that form in the anus or rectum. The dilation of veins is normal during defecation; however, with hemorrhoids, these veins remain permanently diluted.
The most frequent symptoms of hemorrhoids are itching near the anus, discomfort when siting down and bleeding when passing stool. When unbearable pain occurs when having a bowl movement, this often means that a blood clot has formed in the hemorrhoid. In more advanced or complicated cases of internal hemorrhoids, painful protrusions outside the anus can appear. Approximately one adult in two over 50 years old will suffer from hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are caused by constant or repeated pressure on rectal or anal veins. Pressure is often due to difficult and long bowel movements. People with parents who suffered from hemorrhoids, pregnant women, women who gave birth vaginally and people afflicted with cirrhosis are more at risk of developing hemorrhoids. Obesity as well as recurring constipation and diarrhea can also trigger hemorrhoids.
Here are some practical ways you can prevent hemorrhoids:
A hemorrhoid flare-up usually last a few days The symptoms then slowly go away. To speed up the healing process:
You can apply two drops of emu oil several times a day around and inside your anus in order to alleviate hemorrhoid symptoms, including pain and itching. Emu oil will also facilitate your bowel movements and its anti-inflammatory properties will help to reduce irritation. If you still experience symptoms after using emu oil, consult with your doctor.