A high percentage of patients who suffer from constipation have a problem with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are larger or smaller nodes of varicose veins in the anorectum (the final part of the colon). Every fourth person has this at least once in life, and every other person is older than 50 years! ... read more
A high percentage of patients who suffer from constipation have a problem with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are larger or smaller nodes of varicose veins in the anorectum (the final part of the colon). Every fourth person has this at least once in life, and every other person is older than 50 years!
The occurrence of hemorrhoids is influenced by many factors, but the most common causes are:
Feeling of pressure in the anal area that lasts, itching, burning, pain, bleeding ... Surely it will not be difficult to recognize the symptoms and problems among those listed. Itching often occurs due to excessive hygiene of the anal region which patients wash several times a day, by using the soap. Consequently, the natural defense mechanisms of the skin and mucous membranes become weaker, and due to the higher sensitivity the occurrence of eczematous changes is possible, which are frequent in use of suppositories and ointments for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Namely, the ointments and the liquids which are applied to the affected area are often changed, which results in increased irritation and itching. The pain occurs due to inflammation of hemorrhoidal nodes that can often become thrombus and trapped. It can be so severe that patients are unable to work for days.
External hemorrhoids are located along the outer part of the anus and are covered by very sensitive skin. If one of them develops a clot (thrombus), swelling is formed at the exit of the anal canal, and we feel them as hard and painful bulge. They bleed only if they break.
Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus. The most common symptoms are painless hemorrhage and protrusion outside the anus during defecation (discharge). If they cannot return to the anal canal, it may cause severe pain. Chronic bleeding (slightly longer period) can cause anemia, which is common in women who are bleeding from the hemorrhoids and also have abundant menstruation.
The question of the causal connection between hemorrhoids and colon cancer arises frequently. It is believed that there is no causal link, although the symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease are similar to symptoms of colorectal cancer. Therefore, patients should visit a doctor to establish the diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Unpleasant symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease are usually treated by a combination of specific diet and application of anti-hemorrhoidal preparations in the form of ointments and suppositories. Often mild laxatives are included because bowel movements in these patients are very difficult.
Various preparations are used: