If you are over 30 years of age and notice traces of blood in your stools, you should probably see a doctor as this is not always the result of hemorrhoids. This is one of the main symptoms of hemorrhoids but it can also indicate cancer and other illnesses. If you have any doubt, it’s always best to have yourself fully checked out by a physician.
Although hemorrhoids are not life threatening, other conditions with similar symptoms can be. It’s for this reason that I strongly recommend getting yourself checked by a doctor or physician before starting to treat any kind of illness.
In the majority of cases, bleeding from the anus will be due to a hemorrhoid. If you have an external hemorrhoid you will be able to diagnose the problem yourself by looking at the hemorrhoid.
Veins in the rectum are swollen whenever an external or internal hemorrhoid is present. Internal hemorrhoids are typically diagnosed through noticing bright red blood on toilet paper or inside the toilet. Sometimes hemorrhoids can be protruding in which case they appear to be just poking out of the anus.
Pressure on your rectal area causes veins around the area to swell and expand. This leads to hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can last a very long time if left untreated. Sometimes the pain experienced (especially during bowel movement) can be extreme. The severity of hemorrhoids can change over time but hemorrhoids do not generally heal themselves without you making some lifestyle changes.
The first change needed to initiate the healing process is to add more fiber to your diet. Fiber produces softer stools and will allow the stools to pass through the anal canal with as little interference as possible. Fiber also decreases the chance of constipation which is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids.
The second lifestyle change is to increase your physical activity. Get some exercise. Even if it’s just 15 to 20 minutes walking per day, it will do you metabolism wonder and help you in your fight against hemorrhoids. Additionally, avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Make sure you walk around for a few minutes every hour. Do not remain seated all day without getting up and walking around.
If there is one thing you should not do, it is ignore your hemorrhoids. The chances that they will heal by themselves are very slim. Make sure you actively use the tips suggested in this article “don’t wait until it’s too late. If you want to get rid of your hemorrhoids quickly and permanently, I suggest you look at using a natural hemorrhoid cure.