Hemorrhoids are long-shaped, swollen blood vessels found inside the anus or protruding from the anus. Straining on the toilet can increase the pressure on these blood vessels, causing them to swell. Other causes are bad circulation and weakening of the connective tissue in the rectum. Hereditary factors are believed to play a large role. Pregnant women are also more prone to hemorrhoids.
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Complaints from hemorrhoids include itching, rectal bleeding with a bowel movement, irritation and pain. In some cases, blood stagnates in the anus and forms a clot (thrombus). This can be very painful. A fiber-rich diet and drinking a lot of water can help relieve the symptoms. Treatment is advisable if the hemorrhoids do not go away.
In serious cases, surgery may be needed. Hemorrhoids ointment can be used for itching and pain relief. There are also suppositories available that you can use. A laxative may help with constipation or hard stools. See below to order hermorrhoids ointment privately and at a reasonable price at Dokteronline.