are swollen tissues that contain veins and are located in the wall of anus
and rectum. Hemorrhoids can become inflamed and become a blood clot,
forming thrombus. Hemorrhoids that remain in the anus are called
internal hemorrhoids. Those protrude outside the anus are called
are caused and aggravated by sitting or standing for long period of time,
violent coughing, lifting heavy objects, and straining at bowel movements
(constipation or bouts of diarrhea). Pregnancy and liver disease
also increase the risk of hemorrhoids.
of hemorrhoids include itching, burning, pain, inflammation, swelling,
bleeding. Hemorrhoids usually do not require treatments unless they
cause symptoms. The symptoms of hemorrhoids can be relieved by using
local anesthetic ointments and warm sitz baths. When hemorrhoids
become a serious problem affecting daily life, they can be treated with
injection sclerotherapy, rubber band ligation, laser destruction, infrared
photo-coagulation, electro-coagulation, and surgery.
The risk of
hemorrhoids can be reduced when a person consumes foods high in dietary
fiber and drinks plenty of water, avoids sitting or standing for prolonged
period of time, and avoids straining during bowel movements.
supplements for hemorrhoids:
Gingko helps strengthen the blood vessels and
has anti-inflammatory effect.
Strengthens and tones the veins, also has
anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Can be use internally
Strengthens blood vessels and decreases
Witch hazel (topical
Strong astringent, stops bleeding and helps
shrink the hemorrhoids.
myrrh, white oak (used as salve)
Planetary Herbals, Horse Chestnut, Vein Strength
Enzymatic Therapy, Hem-Care, Vein Health
Health Plus Inc., 100% Pure Psyllium Husk
(use code "WAN045" - get $5 off your first order)