Hemorrhoids, also referred to as piles, are swollen veins located in the anus and lower rectum.

They can cause pain, severe itching, and discomfort, making sitting difficult.

Symptoms:
Pain, Itching, Irritation, Swelling, and Bleeding

Causes:
Piles develop when the veins around the anus stretch under pressure, leading to bulging or swelling.
This is due to: Applying force during bowel movements.
Prolonged sitting, especially on the toilet. Chronic diarrhea or constipation Home Remedies for Pain Relief:

  1. Sit in a warm tub of water for at least 10 minutes daily.
  2. Try a sitz bath by sitting in a tub of shallow, warm water.
  3. Use hydrocortisone and hemorrhoid cream for relief from burning and itching, especially if pain is unbearable.

Surgery:
If home treatments prove ineffective, surgery may be recommended by your doctor.

Prevention Tips:

  1. Avoid force during bowel movements.
  2. Increase water intake to prevent stool hardening.
  3. Use the toilet promptly when a bowel movement is felt.
  4. Avoid prolonged sitting, especially on hard surfaces.
  5. Include high-fiber foods in your diet, such as whole wheat, brown rice, oatmeal, pears, and carrots.
  6. Dietary fiber supplements like Isabgol (psyllium husk) can soften stool, making it easier to pass.

Key Facts:
Piles are common, affecting around 50% of adults over 50 years.
Most piles resolve on their own; surgery is needed in less than 5% of cases.

Consult a doctor if there is heavy bleeding, severe pain, or fever.

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