DUBAI – October 22, 2019: Hemorrhoids are a frequent problem, affecting people in their early 20s and above. Also termed as ‘piles’, it is the swelling of the veins within and outside of the anus. Blood vessels inside the anus may bleed, get larger and entangled through the years of straining during defecation. Signs of hemorrhoids can easily be detected. Individuals with hemorrhoids can feel skin sensations, such as tingling and pain around the affected area, as the veins continue to swell.
Other complications can also occur, such as urinary retention and blood infection (sepsis) which can both become life-threatening if not treated correctly. Therefore, if your hemorrhoids gives you discomfort, you need to see a doctor. Nowadays, technology allows piles removal treatments to be easy and safe, so book a consultation with our best piles doctor to know which hemorrhoid treatment is best for you.
When making an appointment:
- Ask if there’s anything you can do to ease the pain before the consultation.
- Before seeing the doctor, list all the symptoms you have had and for how long you have been experiencing them.
- State your bowel habits, as well as your fibre and food intake.
- List down the medicines, vitamins and/or supplements you are taking.
- Prepare to answer a few queries of your doctor for accurate diagnosis.
Diagnosing hemorrhoids may include examination of your anal canal and rectum. Your doctor inserts a lubricated gloved finger into your rectum to feel any uncommon growths. Since internal hemorrhoids are typically too soft to be felt during a rectal exam, your doctor may examine the lower portion of your colon and rectum with an instrument. For more detailed information about piles treatments and procedures, click here – <a href=”https://jimc.ae/services_hemorrhoids“>Hemorrhoids</a>
Who are at risk?
Hemorrhoids are caused by constant straining. Women who have given birth are at risk due to straining during delivery. Having a diet which includes lots of spices in the food intake can also irritate the blood vessels of the anus. Genetics also plays a role in developing hemorrhoids, if your parents have piles, you might get it as well. Lastly, people who are active to anal sex are also in danger. Even if you don’t feel any pain or discomfort yet, it’s always a good idea to visit a specialist to make sure you are not currently developing Hemorrhoids.
Here are some basic tips to prevent and treat Hemorrhoids:
- Softening your stool is important. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables which are rich in fibre and make sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. You may also consider taking fibre supplements if you are still struggling to soften your stool.
- Losing weight can help decrease the pressure in your abdominal and waist area.
- Lessen your salt intake as too much salt in your meals can cause swelling of hemorrhoids.
- Stay away from chilli and spicy foods. Spices can irritate hemorrhoids. Also avoid drinking too much coffee, beer and sodas.
- Do not force yourself to defecate. Wait until you are ready to have the urge to move your bowel. Walking and exercising can help make your bowel movement easier.
- Too much sitting and standing can put pressure on the hemorrhoids. Try to alternate between sitting and standing as much as possible throughout the day.
- Applying petroleum jelly around the anus before you pass your bowel movement can help smoothen the passage of hard stools, which hurt the hemorrhoids.
- Always keep your anal area clean to avoid bacterial infection. Constantly use wet tissue or running water when washing your rectal area after moving your bowel. Rubbing your anus with dry tissue can make the hemorrhoids bleed. Sometimes hemorrhoids can be itchy, try to avoid the urge of scratching them.
- If you are pregnant, lay down on your left side more often to lessen the pressure within the uterus and blood vessels of the hemorrhoids.
- Soak in a bathtub with lukewarm water with your knees raised. Repeat this several times a day. Most piles specialists recommend that lukewarm water improves blood flow, reduces pain and swelling in the anal area.
When to see a piles doctor?
If you cannot get rid of hemorrhoids with home treatments, it’s about time to see a piles specialist as medical procedures may be necessary. Certain anal issues to watch out for such as sudden increase of pain, if you feel any new mass growth in the area and if there is a wound in the anal area that is not healing.
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