I Have Hemorrhoids, What Do I Do Next

There are many unpleasant symptoms and diseases associated with constipation. Hemorrhoids is one such symptom and many doctor or practitioners say, it’s not a serious condition. As a natural nutritional consultant, I say, Hemorrhoids is a condition you need to treat or better yet eliminate.

You need to listen to all symptoms you have to decide if you need to take some action to correct the cause. Some times just acknowledging a simple symptom is enough for symptom and the cause to disappear. Hemorrhoids, whether simple or severe, are telling you there is something wrong somewhere and ìI hope you take care of it before it get worse.

Taking care of hemorrhoids or the hemorrhoid symptoms is the first thing you should take care of. Then, you want to concentrate your effort on the cause of these hemorrhoids. In this way you can help to eliminate your hemorrhoids and prevent them from coming back.

The first signs of hemorrhoids are when you need to take action. Donít wait until your hemorrhoids get large, give you pain, start bleeding, or protrude.

The first question you should ask about hemorrhoids is what caused them.

What causes hemorrhoids?

It is always the cause of an illness that you try to eliminate. Doctors donít always have the time to determine what the cause is so they will treat the symptom to get rid of it. The result is that your illness will come back or the symptom will come back or appear as a different symptom.

Hemorrhoids are caused by excess pressure in the rectal veins and the veins in the surrounding area.

There are many causes of hemorrhoids of which constipation is a major cause. By first using some natural hemorrhoid remedies that I will discuss in future articles, you can eliminate or diminish your hemorrhoids. Then by using some natural remedies for constipation, you can prevent hemorrhoids from coming back.

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If you are suffering from hemorrhoids right now, you want immediate relief. For those who are suffering from internal first and second degree hemorrhoids (and some third degree) a great option for treatment is The IRC Procedure. This treatment is gaining rapid acceptance for outpatient treatment and is considered the gentle solution to hemorrhoids

If you find yourself suffering from hemorrhoids because have not been regular please consider Advanced Care Centers and our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. It is “The Gentle Solution” that can help you eliminate this common problem. Please contact us to find out more.

Why Discussing Hemorrhoids Is Important, and What You Can Do About It.

We discuss hemorrhoids on this blog because it is a common problem that many Americans are dealing with on a daily basis. Unfortunately there is a stigma that surrounds hemorrhoids, and this forces many people to suffer in silence. We feel the more we are honest about hemorrhoids the more people will realize there is a truly gentle solution.

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Hemorrhoids often sneak up on their victims unannounced with very little in the way of warning. Because hemorrhoid tissue already exists in the anal canal, inflammation is all it takes for the lumps to enlarge and, if further irritated, to bleed. Hemorrhoids may or may not cause pain, depending entirely upon where they appear and whether they occur under skin with nerves that sense pain or only pressure.

Hemorrhoids inside the anal canal usually do not hurt, but those just outside generally do.
Bleeding may occur when a bowel movement passes through the anal canal and ruptures the hemorrhoid in the process. This means bleeding and, possibly, pain. Some hemorrhoids protrude from the anus even if they are inside the anal canal. Most can be pushed back in with a finger, but they will most likely reappear with the next bowel movement.

There are four different ‘grades’ of hemorrhoids as classified by doctors. Each has its own symptoms and characteristics. They are as follows:

* First Degree Hemorrhoids – Bleeding hemorrhoids.
* Second Degree Hemorrhoids – Hemorrhoids that may or may not bleed and protrude from the anal canal but draw back in of their own accord.
* Third Degree Hemorrhoids – Hemorrhoids that protrude from the anal canal but must be pushed in manually.
* Fourth Degree Hemorrhoids – Hemorrhoids that protrude from the anal canal, do not retract of their own accord, and cannot be pushed in manually.

Normally Fourth Degree Hemorrhoids and some forms of Third Degree hemorrhoids will involve surgery. For all other grades of hemorrhoids we offer infrared coagulation  or IRC.  This painless and non-invasive treatment is gaining rapid acceptance for outpatient treatment of internal first and second-degree hemorrhoids and some third degree.

If hemorrhoids is a condition you continue to deal with and you want to see if IRC is the right choice for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have two locations and have seen patients from all over the country.

Remember when thinking about hemorrhoids that Advanced Care Centers has the gentle solution!

The Truth About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are an incredibly common medical condition and yet it is something which is rarely talked about. It is believed that 50% of Americans have this condition by the time they reach the age of 50 and yet only 500,000 of these people seek medical help for the problem. Of these, between 10 and 20% require surgery to have their hemorrhoids removed.

Hemorrhoids are caused by the veins in the rectum and anus becoming swollen and inflamed. The location of the piles can be internal or external and the symptoms vary dependent on this. If the hemorrhoids are internal, they can go undetected as pain receptors are not present internally. The only evidence of the problem can be blood in the bowel movements as they pass through the area. External piles are widely known to resemble a bunch of grapes and can be extremely painful for the sufferer. Of the two types, it would appear that internal hemorrhoids are the better of the two to have as you may not even know it. However, external piles can be easily treated whereas internal piles, when left undetected, can result in more serious complications.

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If an internal hemorrhoid becomes severely distended over time it can be pushed out of the anus and so be visible externally. This is very unpleasant as it means that the internal passage is obstructed, making passing bowel movements difficult and painful. This is called prolapsed hemorrhoids. Once this has happened it is quite common for the anus to spasm and the sphincter can then trap the prolapsed hemorrhoid outside of the body. This then prevents the blood supply from reaching it and it becomes a strangulated hemorrhoid.

Causes of hemorrhoids can be due to genetic tendency or environmental factors. Some people are born with weak veins in their rectum and so there is little they can do to prevent it from happening. However, for others there are more wide ranging reasons behind the condition.

Pregnancy is widely acknowledged to exacerbate the prevalence of hemorrhoids. During childbirth itself, the excessive straining can cause the problem to occur. This can also be the case when straining forcefully whilst in the bathroom. This can be prevented by increasing fibre in the diet, upping your water intake and reducing that of diuretic drinks. A diuretic generally contains caffeine and this actually dehydrates the body by the intake of the fluid. It is also recommended that you do not sit on the toilet for longer than necessary, for example if you are reading in the bathroom. The position in which you sit on the toilet can also increase the problem.

Many people find that outbreaks of piles can be treated by undertaking the same habits as I suggested to prevent them in the first place. Topical creams are also available which can soothe the area and encourage a reduction in the swelling. Once the swelling has gone down, the hemorrhoids are able to retreat back into the body. However, should these treatments not work within a matter of days, or should you experience prolonged or regular bouts of haemorrhoids you should seek medical attention from your doctor.

For those who are suffering from internal first and second degree hemorrhoids (and some third degree) a great option for treatment is The IRC Procedure. This treatment is gaining rapid acceptance for outpatient treatment and is considered the gentle solution to hemorrhoids

If you find yourself suffering from hemorrhoids because have not been regular please consider Advanced Care Centers and our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. It is “The Gentle Solution” that can help you eliminate this common problem. Please contact us to find out more.

Help With Hemorrhoids

Most of us over the age of 30 have at some point in time suffered from hemorrhoids. They are one of the most common medical ailments suffered by both men and women. Generally 80% of those who suffer with hemorrhoids are able to treat them with over the counter preparations and a few lifestyle changes. For others who suffer with external hemorrhoids surgery may be needed.

Internal hemorrhoids are generally symptom free. The most common symptom is blood seen covering the stool or on toilet paper. It is when these internal hemorrhoids prolapse to the outside of the anus that they become extremely painful and troublesome.

Depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids you may be able to obtain relief with the following methods: A salt bath. Sit in a few inches of warm water for fifteen minutes two to three times a day. When you wipe do not use toilet paper, use a pad or cotton ball moistened with witch hazel. You can purchase pre moistened pads in the drug store. You can use an over the counter cream to help lessen the burning and itching. Do not use it over the time specified by the manufacturer.

Some hemorrhoids must be treated surgically. There are several ways this is done. The first is a rubber band ligation where a band is placed around the hemorrhoid to stop the blood flow to it. The hemorrhoid withers away within a few days. Sclerotherapy is when a chemical solution is injected to shrink the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoidectomy, where the hemorrhoid is surgically removed is generally used in severe cases.

Other more long lasting measures to help you prevent a recurrence of hemorrhoids are to eat more fiber. Take a fiber supplement on a daily basis. Drink plenty of water to help keep your stools soft. Do not put off your urge to have a bowel movement. Do not sit for long periods of time on the toilet.

For those who are suffering from internal first and second degree hemorrhoids (and some third degree) a great option for treatment is The IRC Procedure. This treatment is gaining rapid acceptance for outpatient treatment and is considered the gentle solution to hemorrhoids

If you find yourself suffering from hemorrhoids because have not been regular please consider Advanced Care Centers and our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. It is “The Gentle Solution” that can help you eliminate this common problem. Please contact us to find out more.

Diagnosing Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids have been diagnosed for decades, but the disease is misunderstood greatly. This is because most people donít fully understand the area and the diseases that are associated with it. Over ten million people in the United States have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids. Almost a third of them seek medical treatment.

Many things are associated with hemorrhoids like ulcers and Crohn disease. Many women who get hemorrhoids get it because of their pregnancy, although it is undetermined why pregnant women get hemorrhoids. Believe it or not, hemorrhoids are present in healthy individuals; they are present in everyone. The only thing is that when they swell or enlarge they can become quite discomforting and painful. It is when the vascular cushions become enlarged, inflamed, or protruding when they are called hemorrhoids.

Some of the causes for hemorrhoids include your diet. For people who have a high fiber diet, they may get hemorrhoids because of the frequency of passings. Pregnancy is another cause, but it could be the extra pressure from the added body weight. Prolonged sitting on a toilet can also be the cause for hemorrhoids. Aging also causes hemorrhoids because the tissue inside the rectum begins to deteriorate. The weakening of the tissue can start as early as thirty. Straining and constipation has also been known to be a cause for hemorrhoids.

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Symptoms are divided into external and internal. Internal does not cause pain, but external can cause discomfort, pain, and bleeding. Protruding hemorrhoids can be itchy and bleed. They require medical attention because they are so uncomfortable. Internal hemorrhoids will cause discomfort and will make a person feel pressure around the abdomen and anus.

The pain you may feel from internal hemorrhoids is caused by a spasm in the sphincter. Internal hemorrhoids are mostly painless and have bleeding with bowel movements. When the hemorrhoid puts pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins, they tend to break and blood will appear. Internal hemorrhoids can also produce mucus that will keep the area moist and cause the anus to itch, although this is not common.

Most hemorrhoids will only be treated if they cause any discomfort or pain. They will heal, but it may cause some scarring, depending on how serious your condition is. For external hemorrhoids, you may have an extra deposit of skin that will be permanent. If you feel any discomfort or pain, you should seek medical attention and consult your physician.

If you find yourself suffering from hemorrhoids because have not been regular please consider Advanced Care Centers and our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. It is “The Gentle Solution” that can help you eliminate this common problem. Please contact us to find out more.

Some Causes of Hemorrhoids

People with hemorrhoids have been stereotyped by the comics or comedians to be laughing stocks. That is why fewer people with hemorrhoids tend to go to a doctor and have back irritations and pain sensations consulted by a specialist. Instead they just wait for the pain to subside and just worry about it some other time; especially if the pain becomes chronic. If you are really worried about having hemorrhoids, a careful lifestyle will help a lot. Here are some causes of hemorrhoids that you may have been practicing.

Pregnancy:

Being pregnant causes a woman to increase chances of having hemorrhoids. This is because the rectal veins will be pressured more because of the added weight in the uterus. For women who are already experiencing hemorrhoids, pregnancy can worsen the situation.

Women who are pregnant who do not experience hemorrhoids during pregnancy may still get hemorrhoids during the labor period. This is due to the long and arduous delivery. Another reason is the constipation that a woman experiences after childbirth. Because of the tenderness in the anus and perianal area, women will prolong bowel movements.

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Postponing Bowel Movements:

There are some people who are afraid to crap at other places because the toilet might be dirty. Another reason is that there is just no toilet nearby. So people will just try to force the crap back inside for a couple more hours. Doing this occasionally can do no harm, however if it becomes habitual it might lead to hemorrhoids.

When the crap stays longer in the fecal colon, it becomes harder and drier. This makes it tougher to pass. You will then need to force its way out. The rectal muscles that signal a person its time to crap may also become weaker. Just imagine a situation that you suddenly crap in your pants because you didnít feel anything.

Diseases:

There are lots of diseases that cause hemorrhoids. One disease that can seriously cause hemorrhoids is rectal cancer. This is because rectal cancer will make the person have ìfalseî calls of nature. It will then cause the person to go the bathroom regularly and will strain longer.

People who abuse alcohol will make their livers larger. This will then create extra pressure on the rectal veins. Other diseases that may also cause hemorrhoids are irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal tumor. These diseases causes constipation or interfere with normal elimination.

If you find yourself suffering from hemorrhoids because have not been regular please consider Advanced Care Centers and our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. It is “The Gentle Solution” that can help you eliminate this common problem. Please contact us to find out more.

 

Hemorrhoids: What Are They?

If you have hemorrhoids, it is important to learn what they are and how to treat them. There are specific symptoms and signs to look for to alert you as to whether you need to seek treatment or not. Knowing what these are will help you to know what treatment to look for. It is also important to learn where to seek help and to understand that hemorrhoids are very common for men and women and affect nearly 50% of the population.

Hemorrhoids are also known as Piles. They are found in the blood vessels close to the rectum and anus. The presence of hemorrhoids indicates that blood vessels in those areas have been stretched due to pressure. In this sense, they are similar to varicose veins found in the legs. Hemorrhoids can be caused by added strain on the blood vessels related to bowel movements.

Hemorrhoids are normally found in two areas. They are found in the skin area of the rectum, and in being located here are known as internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids found in the skin next to the anus are known as external hemorrhoids. Similar conditions that may exist in different areas may be a sign of digestive disease and should be seen by a doctor.

Hemorrhoids are typically diagnosed by bleeding in the areas of the rectum and anus. This bleeding is caused by pressure from blood vessels. Other symptoms may also help in diagnosing hemorrhoids. Inconsistent bowel movements, pain, itching, and severe discomfort in the region are all typical of the existence of hemorrhoids. It is recommended that your symptoms be checked by a doctor. It should also be pointed out that bleeding may also be a result of other digestive diseases.

Hemorrhoids may occur for several reasons. Pregnant women may develop them due to quick changes in weight. Hemorrhoids are common among those who are constipated or have difficult bowel movements that cause pressure. Pressure in this area for prolonged periods can directly cause hemorrhoids.

Once you have had hemorrhoids, you will likely have them again, though symptoms typically clear up and disappear on their own. More serious hemorrhoids will need medication and possibly surgery depending on the conditions associated with them. Over the counter medications may help to alleviate symptoms that are not severe as a temporary measure until medical treatment can be given.

It is important to know what hemorrhoids are, how they occur, and how treatment can help you. Understanding the seriousness of the problem and the consequences on you health and well being will help you in seeking the appropriate treatment. Hemorrhoids are very common and can easily be diagnosed and treated.

If you feel you are suffering from hemorrhoids please contact our office and ask about our Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure. You will be satisfied with this modern  and painless, nonsurgical, effective treatment. The proper treatment can help you return to a normal lifestyle and take control of this problem.

We are the gentle solution!

Some Signs You Are Suffering From Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, in the rectum, occur when the veins are not returning enough blood back to the heart. When this happens, the vein walls do not receive enough oxygen and release a substance into the blood that causes them swell and become inflamed. This swelling weakens them and their more likely to break when they are rubbed, like during a bowel movement.

If your stools are hard, you have a higher chance of breaking a swelling vein. For this reason getting your stools softer is one step in clearing your hemorrhoids. You can do this by eating a diet and using remedies that help relieve constipation.

On the inside just above the muscle that closes the anus and into to the rectum. They are near the surface of the rectum mucus membrane. On the outside, they occur on the skin that surround the anus and protrude or hang outward.

In a way, hemorrhoids can be considered varicose veins of the rectum. Just like varicose veins in the legs, the rectum veins become enlarged and come to the skin surface and bulge out.

Hemorrhoids occur when you are constipated for long periods, sit for long hours, lift heavy items, or are pregnant.

If you’re constipated, you’re probably having a difficult time having a bowel movement. And when you do, your stools are usually small, hard, and dry. If you have to push and strain or sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes, then expect to have hemorrhoids at some point. Two to three minutes is all you normally need to have a natural bowel movement. Hemorrhoids are a sign that fecal matter is not passing through your colon like it should. Simple hemorrhoids are not dangerous to your health, but hemorrhoids that have been building for a while will cause you some discomfort, such as:

  • Mucus discharge
  • Bleeding showing up in your stools or dripping into the toilet water
  • Itching on the outside of the rectum
  • Pain in the rectum area and during a bowel movement
  • Pain in the rectum area, when you sit
  • Soft bulging area in the rectum or anus that give you a sensation that something is there

It is important to be aware of any growth in the rectum, bleeding during a bowel movement, and a change in your stools color. Then take action to take care of these changes.

We recommend Infrared Coagulation (IRC). A gentle and easy to perform procedure, IRC can help eliminate your hemorrhoid problem. Unlike other solutions with IRC you will have no downtime from work and will be able to perform all your daily activities the same day.

Please contact us to learn how you can set an appointment. 

All You Need To Know About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are more common than you may think. Experts estimate that at any time 4.4% of the US population or 10 million  people suffer from hemorrhoids, with nearly 50% of Americans dealing with hemorrhoids in their lifetime. Hemorrhoids are caused by the swelling of rectum veins. To give you a visual idea it is very similar to varicose veins that you sometimes see on people’s legs. There are  two types of hemorrhoids- external hemorrhoids and internal hemorrhoids.

Types of hemorrhoids

As the name says, internal hemorrhoids affects the internal rectal region. In the case of internal hemorrhoids the veins causes rectal bleeding due to the enlargement of the veins.

In the case of external hemorrhoids the symptoms are felt outside the body like a burning sensation around the anus area. This will often cause itching and blood when passing of stool.  A warm bath can give you some relief from external hemorrhoids. For this you have to sit in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.  Another option for relief is to use an ice pack on the affected area.

The commonly known hemorrhoids symptoms are:

  • Itching in rectal area
  • Swelling of anus or inner anus area
  • Obstruction in passing stools
  • Formation of blood clots in the inner side of anus,
  • Strangulated lumps-prolapsed from anus (This is an advance stage of an internal hemorrhoid)

Why do we get hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids occurrence are increased base off of  the diet one eats, their bowel habits, abdominal disorders and even working conditions. We find that those who sit for extended periods of time often suffer with hemorrhoids. This includes truck drivers, airline pilots, and even office workers.

Treatments for hemorrhoids.

The most common treatments for  hemorrhoids are injection therapy, hemorrhoidectomy, rubber band ligation, and  infrared coagulation (IRC). IRC is gaining popularity due to its non surgical solution to ridding one of hemorrhoids. Unlike other options, IRC does not force a person to lose anytime from work.

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids ask your physician if IRC is an option for you.

The Best Way To Treat Hemorrhoids

A question often asked by patients suffering with hemorrhoids is, “what is the best way to treat this problem?”

Lucky for them Hemorrhoids are very much treatable. They can be treated by natural ways and medical treatment. Severe hemorrhoids can only be treated by surgery.

Hemorrhoids are described as a condition in which an itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue occurs. Hemorrhoids or piles are the medical terms used for the condition of varicosity or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. Internal hemorrhoids are classified as first-degree, second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree.

First there are some ways to get temporary hemorrhoid relief. We often recommend a warm sitz bath using a bidet, extendable shower head, cold compress, or topical analgesic like Preparation H, to provide instant hemorrhoid relief.

A sufferer should keep the area clean and dry using hemorrhoids creams or suppositories. Most creams or suppositories used in the treatment of hemorrhoids are directed at reducing the pain and itching symptoms. If you are having pain that you know is from hemorrhoids, but no bleeding, home treatment may be all that is needed.

Those who are suffering with a severe case of hemorrhoids no longer have to worry about a continued use of those messy ointments or even expensive surgery with extensive recovery time.

One of the most modern treatments for this common dilemma is a non-surgical treatment known as infrared coagulation (IRC).This painless and non-invasive treatment is gaining rapid acceptance for outpatient treatment of internal first and second-degree hemorrhoids and some third degree.

How does IRC work?

A special bulb provides high intensity infrared light that coagulates vessels and tethers the mucosa to subcutaneous tissues. The flat tip probe measures 6 mm in diameter and is applied for 1.5 – 2 seconds three to eight times to a localized area of hemorrhoids. Generally only one section of the hemorrhoids is treated per visit. Patients generally have two to four areas that need treatment and so have to return several times at weekly to monthly intervals until all have been controlled. Infrared coagulation is quick (10-15 minutes a visit), effective, and painless, and patients can return to work immediately or the next day.

IRC is the gentle solution to this commonplace problem.

Because fourth-degree and some third-degree hemorrhoids may not be treatable by IRC, it is best to visit a physician and have hemorrhoids detected as early as possible. Now that IRC is available as a treatment there is no reason to fear if you have hemorrhoids.