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Hemorrhoids | Piles | How To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids | Hemorrhoids Treatment

So what are hemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them?

I'm going to tell you all of this and more in this week's video now believe it or not hemorrhoids

are actually an important structure that sit in the anus and prevent leakage so

in their normal state we all have them hemorrhoids as a condition though are

very common and it's suspected that over 80% of people have suffered from them

now the symptoms do vary from patient to patient the most common symptom is fresh

bright red blood past after a bowel motion and itchiness around the anus

caused by mucous from the hemorrhoid the third symptom is where the hemorrhoid

prolapses so it gets larger and can fall out of the anus and it looks like a

bunch of cherries now after a bowel motion it may go in by itself or the

patient may have to push it back in background done now let's move on to

prevention and treatment now the long-term results of getting rid of

hemorrhoids is heavily dependent on preventative factors so you will have to

make lifestyle changes to prevent it from coming back

so hemorrhoids are mainly caused by a lack of fiber and as we get older we

need more of it if you're not getting the fiber in your diet your stools are

going to be harder they're not going to retain more fluid so you're gonna be

pushing and straining more to get them out now this pushing and straining may

cause inflammation of the blood vessels in and around the anus which is known as

hemorrhoids so your next question is how do you increase your fibre? Well it's

quite simple eat foods that are rich in fibre so for example eat more vegetables

eat whole grain rice whole wheat bread whole wheat pasta even baked beans

they're massively high in fiber what I will also do is I'll leave a full list

in the description below for you to check out and read for more information

now the other preventative factors that you can modify include drinking more

water so six to eight glasses a day drinking less caffeine and alcohol when

you've got the urge to go to the toilet go to the toilet don't wait just go lose

weight and exercise more often now I'll leave more information on all of these plus

more in the description below for you as well now there are some factors that you

can't change for example genetics pregnancy but making changes to the

factors that you can will help reduce the risk of you developing hemorrhoids

in the first place and also it'll help reduce the risk of them coming back now

let's talk a little about treatment now there's various different creams

ointments suppositories that are all available from your pharmacy without a

prescription and it can help to reduce the swelling and

helped reduce discomfort now generally speaking there's always two things I

look out for in these preparations a local anaesthetic which is going to help

numb the area so you don't feel as much pain for example lidocaine and also a

steroid which is going to help reduce the swelling like hydrocortisone for

example but always make sure you speak to your pharmacist first before you

purchase any of these so they can make sure it's suitable and safe for you to

use they can also give you some really helpful tips that you might not be aware

of it's also important to remember these treatments should only be used for five

to seven days and also when you use it make sure you apply it after you've

emptied your bowels that way you'll stay in the right area for longer and it'll

have a better effect now treatment should be combined with

the lifestyle changes we mentioned earlier if you're still in pain however

speak to your pharmacist about taking paracetamol in addition to these and

also I would advise everyone not to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like

ibuprofen as this can actually make the bleeding worse now constipation can make

the pain worse and some medicines can actually cause constipation which is

going to make your pain worse so for example codeine codeine causes

constipation so I wouldn't advise you taking it the hemorrhoid pain if you

still need something to help loosen the stools laxatives are an option and I did

make a video not long ago about constipation and laxatives I'll leave a

link up here and in the description below for you and as always with all

medication always read the information leaflet and speak to your pharmacist to make

sure that you're safe and suitable to take it I really hope my tips help you in this

video but please remember if your hemorrhoids don't go away after five to seven days

you're in a lot of pain they keep reoccurring or you're pregnant then you

will need to speak to your doctor I've also left more useful information about

hemorrhoids that I'd recommend everyone to read in the description below see you

next week mainly caused by a lack of fibre and as we get older we need more fibre

if you're not having enough fibre I've said fibre like five times now fibre fibre fibre (LAUGHTER)

six to eight glasses a day cutting down your caffeine and

alcohol intake I can't remember the rest this is a really big list (LAUGHTER) I'm gonna struggle

with this drink more water cut down your caffeine and alcohol intake

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