Haemorrhoidal disease is quite common both in men and women as more than half of the population will suffer one time or another from haemorrhoids with figures varying from 58% to 86% depending on the sources. Haemorrhoids can affect anyone but tend to be more common in women during pregnancy or following child birth and in individuals who have a history of constipation. Pregnant women frequently suffer from haemorrhoids as the pressure from the baby, weight gain and changes in the blood supply in the pelvis can all contribute.
Today, I wanted to alert you to something that will afflict 40% of the adult population (or more) at some point of their lives. It's called haemorrhoids or piles and it's basically any form of vein inflammation around the lower rectal regions.
Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) is a condition where the blood vessels in and around the anus become swollen and inflamed. Haemorrhoids are caused by an increase pressure in the blood vessels in the anus and rectum (end part of the large bowel).
Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful. Symptoms will vary depending upon the location of the haemorrhoids (they may be either internal, located inside the rectum or external, located in the area of the anus). Symptoms of haemorrhoids often begin with an itchy feeling around the anus, but can become painful and lead to bleeding. Symptoms of external haemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms.
Blood on your toilet paper? Itching in your anus area? Pain during constipation? All of these are likely signs that you may have haemorrhoids and it's no laughing matter – because although common, they can be annoying and embarrassing.
In the more severe stages, they can fall out like a lump outside your bottom. So what are some common mistakes that people make which contribute to developing this common condition? Even if you have these already, avoiding the following 3 mistakes can start relieving the problem gradually.
Mistake #1: Eating too much processed food
This can be a toughie for some people. However, it's known that processed foods create harder stool and troubles in digestion. This creates constipation and other issues which can lead to haemorrhoids. The key here, especially when you are suffering and trying to cure haemorrhoids, is to lower your intake of processed sugars and foods.
Mistake #2: Sedentary lifestyle
A lot of long term sitting can create additional pressure on the bottom area and this invokes the perfect environment for a haemorrhoid to occur if combined with a sharp force such as constipation or pregnancy (in women). The solution is to make sure you do not sit for over 1 hour at a time, and remember to do stretches that promote healthy blood flow.
Mistake #3: Intake of processed medication and creams
This creates the same potential problem as processed foods. Even many of the fibre supplements contain processed and artificial elements that can create side-effects elsewhere… and lastly they are not even attacking the root of the problem here. The other downside of these creams which do no benefit is that they waste one's time and the haemorrhoid can get worse over time if the root problem is not reversed.