It’s weekend once again dear readers! My sincerest apologies for not getting in touch with you yesterday through our daily write up due to unavoidable circumstances. I assure you that it will never happen again. As for our feature article for health and wellness, I’m sharing with you this very interesting article on hemorrhoids. You might be affected from this illness or any of your friends…so here are some information in understanding this disease. Happy reading and enjoy your weekend folks!
Generally, hemorrhoids as an illness are not considered by doctors to be dangerous or serious. Yet, this sickness bothers a lot to people who are living in the first world countries. This physical discomfort which is rampant in modern cities is primarily due to various sources of stress most especially at work that results to hypertension and abnormal or higher high blood pressure. Other reasons why hemorrhoids emerge are undisciplined lifestyle, unhygienic practices and a lot more. Hemorrhoids or “piles” is defined as the bulging of the anus which is due to the pressure on the rectum’s wall. Medical research shows that fifty to seventy-five percent of Americans may develop and suffer from hemorrhoids. The most common hemorrhoids symptoms include the following: itching of the rectum, incomplete bowel movements and when there is a soft lump in the opening of the person’s anus. Another common symptom of hemorrhoids is when there is a presence of even a small amount of blood in the human feces. It must be noted that when the toilet paper used by the person contains blood, then that person could have symptoms of hemorrhoids.
There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal is when there is a lump or lumps inside the person’s rectum while external when such lump or lumps are to be found outside of the anus. But not all internal hemorrhoids are caused by lumps, sometimes they are due to a woman’s pregnancy or when after she has given birth. Among the most observable symptoms of internal hemorrhoids include, pain in the rectum area, irritation of the anus, presence of blood in the stool or the toilet bowl and when the person undergoes bowel movement.
Another very common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is rectal bleeding. Like external hemorrhoids, there is also a distinct presence of blood spots that can appear on the toilet paper after the person wipes his rectum after he excreted. Likewise, the excrement of the person who may be diagnosed with hemorrhoids ailment contains blood. Since the bleeding is taking place inside the person’s anus, blood may come out from the person’s rectum even without trying to move his bowel. Hence, bleeding is one of the hemorrhoids symptoms which can be observed in the patient’s anus.
Difficulty in bowel movement or the obstruction of passing feces and the presence of bloodstains with excrement is considered to be the primary hemorrhoids symptoms, in particular internal hemorrhoids. It is interesting to note that the occurrence of blood in the stool does not always mean to say that the person is already ill with hemorrhoid. Such presence of the blood in the feces may indicate another ailment. It is therefore advisable to consult the doctor immediately. Finally, it is good to remember that hemorrhoids can emerge at no particular age, but is more common with old age. Younger individuals, those who are pregnant and those women who bore children are mostly prone to develop problems related to hemorrhoids. This ailment in the anus could also occur in some families due to genetic reasons.
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In conclusion, never ignore any of those mentioned symptoms above because if you do so and it might be too late, your illness will get worse and difficult to treat by the doctors. Always remember, prevention is better than cure… our health is our most precious wealth. Take time to visit your physician.