Let’s talk about pain in the butt … Yes, in the butt.
According to the US National Institutes of Health, 75% of American women will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. And that means having to endure swollen veins in the anus or rectal tract that cause itching and pain. Funny, huh?
But don’t be left with the doubt of whether or not they are hemorrhoids. Here is everything you need to know about this annoying pain.
What causes hemorrhoids?
Blood vessels around the anus have the ability to expand with increased pressure, which can lead to their swelling. Dilated swollen blood vessels grow under the influence of the increased pressure in the lower rectum.
This increased pressure can occur due to:
- Strong straining during defecation;
- Chronic diarrhea or constipation;
- Improper diet that includes a very small amount of fiber or very spicy food;
- Anal sex;
- Lengthy sitting. People who are less physically active and the biggest time of the day they spend in a seated position, are more likely to face this disease.
Hemorrhoids can be internal (located inside the rectum, or the final part of the colon) or external (that may grow under the skin around the initial part of the rectum).
How to recognize hemorrhoids?
It should be noted that they are not exactly easy to see, but if you have external hemorrhoids you may be able to detect them. Otherwise, you will notice the bumps when you wipe your ass. And often, if you have hemorrhoids, you will see drops of blood on toilet paper.
The main symptoms are:
- Painless bleeding with bowel movements (defecation). You may notice a small amount of bright red blood on toilet paper;
- Irritation, itching or uncomfortable tingling in the anal region;
- Pain and uncomfortable feeling;
- Swelling around the anus;
- Excrescence near the anus, when you touch, it can be painful and uncomfortable feeling;
- Uncontrolled leakage of a small amount of feces.
Maybe sometimes you noticed a few of these symptoms, but did you know that it’s the presence of hemorrhoids. Common symptoms of hemorrhoids vary depending on their location.
Internal hemorrhoids that occur inside the rectum cannot be felt or seen and rarely cause discomfort.
For external hemorrhoids symptoms and pain are more pronounced. Bleeding, itching and appearance of subcutaneous nodules, followed by swelling and pain, symptoms and signs characteristic of external hemorrhoids.
How to deal with them? Simple Tips.
Best way to solve this problem is to prevent not only the symptoms, but also the main cause. If your problem is that you’re constipated, it’s time to check your diet. You have to eat between 25 and 30 grams of fiber a day and drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water daily.You must to eat high-fiber foods like apples, cabbage, whole wheat bread, raspberries, lentils, or walnuts, among many others. And when you’re in the bathroom, put a time limit (not allowed to enter with the mobile!) To avoid overexertion.
Your problem is that you’re chained to the desk chair? Well you have to force yourself to get up every 15 minutes either to go to the bathroom or get a glass of water. It will be good for you to move your legs and your ass from the chair. Because spending the day sitting can not only cause the problem but also it can aggravate. So you know, get up!
There are also treatments to relieve pain, but remember always to consult your doctor. It will be the one who will help you with the problem by prescribing the best for you. With surgery to reduce the size of the hemorrhoids or with an injection (sclerotherapy) that allows to eliminate them and to end the pain and bleeding.