Treatment for External Piles at Home
Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen veins in the anus or rectum, many people suffer from piles for a long time, if you left untreated, external hemorrhoids not only cause to harmful for health, but also daily life activities are affected seriously.
Types of Piles
There are two types of Piles
Internal Piles are usually not painful but these bleed when they are irritated such as during the passage of hard stools.
External Piles are present as a swelling outside the rectum or anus, they create irritation and itching. These will be painful sometimes and usually do not bleed.
Signs and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Signs and symptoms of external hemorrhoids might include:
External hemorrhoids will itch or bleed
A burning sensation in the anus
This is a heavy health problem, if you left it untreated, it will cause complications like anal infection, congestion of hemorrhoids, and even rectal cancer.
There is a spread of symptoms that will affect someone with hemorrhoids. Symptoms tend to vary depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids.
Some of the symptoms that you may have included the following:
Itching around the anus or rectal area
Pain around the anus
Lumps near or around the anus
Blood in the stool
You may notice bleeding when using the bathroom. This includes seeing blood on toilet paper or in the toilet and lumps around the anus may feel as if they are swollen.
These symptoms may also occur because of other conditions, but if you experience these symptoms, you should schedule an exam with your doctor.
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Many cases are thought to be caused by too much straining on the toilet, due to prolonged constipation this is often due to a lack of fiber in a person's diet. Chronic (long-term) diarrhea can also make you more vulnerable to getting hemorrhoids.
Causes of external hemorrhoids include:
Being overweight or obese
Age as you get older, your body's supporting tissues get weaker, increasing your risk of hemorrhoids
Being pregnant which can place increased pressure on your pelvic blood vessels, causing them to enlarge (read more about common pregnancy problems).
Having a family history of hemorrhoids
Regularly lifting heavy objects
Persistent cough or repeated vomiting
Sitting down for long periods
Who is at Risk for External Piles?
Some of us have had external hemorrhoids, you may be more likely to have them as well and may also be caused by pregnancy. As we age, hemorrhoids will occur due to increased pressure caused by sitting a lot, and anything that causes you to strain during bowel movements will lead to external hemorrhoids. If you’re not sure what the cause of your hemorrhoids may be, a doctor might be able to determine why.
For more information, you can visit Heng Kang Clinic at 517-519 Quintin Paredes St., Brgy.289, Binondo, City of Manila, you may also click the consultation box at the right side of your screen or call us at (02) 8356 - 0262 to set an appointment.