How to treat hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels, situated in the distal part of the rectum and anus. Although the disease is treatable, the hemorrhoids may lead to more serious complications if the veins burst, so this should be an issue handled quickly and with attention.

Men and women are affected in the same proportion, mainly between 40 and 60 years old. People who lead a sedentary lifestyle or who are overweight are predisposed due to poor blood flow to the anus.     woman.1

There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external, according to their location:

Internal hemorrhoids: they develop inside the anus, where they usually remain, so in the early stages the patient does not see or feel them. They are characterized by loss of red blood and/or externalization (prolapse) during defecation, in a more advanced stage. If completely prolapsed, without the possibility of re-introduction into the anal canal, it can cause severe pain.

External hemorrhoids: They appear around the anal orifice, being covered with very sensitive skin. The occurrence of a blood clot inside (thrombus) will cause a “bump” a very painful, translated by a hard lump, bluish, very annoying because of the itching and inflammation that accompanies it. Only bleed in case of rupture.

What causes hemorrhoids?

Have been pointed as risk factors: age, constipation, the straining to defecate, pregnancy, prolonged time on the toilet, diarrhea, sitting for long periods and others. It is known that there is a stretching of the tissues that support blood vessels, so that they dilate. Its walls become thin and bleeding occurs. If the pressure or strain to defecate continues, there is a protrusion (prolapse).

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

Symptoms can be varied: loss of bright red blood in the stools, prolapse during stools, itching in the anal region, pain, sensitive lump. It is advisable to look for a colorectal surgeon as soon as possible if you experience rectal bleeding.

How to prevent and treat hemorrhoids?

– Drinking plenty of water (8-10 glasses per day) and eat fiber, to make the stool softer. You can get more fiber by eating fruit, vegetables, cereals, breads, and even pasta. You can also look for fiber supplements and laxatives, which can be bought in pharmacies;

– Another treatment for hemorrhoids is the application of aloe-vera. The properties of aloe-vera are well known. Apply aloe-vera cream on the affected area, or drink its juice every day, continuously;

– Use an analgesic and anti-inflammatory ointment daily for the duration of the treatment;

– After evacuating, wash with soap and water. Do not use toilet paper to avoid injury. If the hemorrhoid is not very big and the pain is bearable, you can put it into the anus manually;

– In case of pain, take a sitz bath in warm water for 10 minutes, which will relieve the pain and inflammation;

– Use a cushion-shaped hoop to sit;

– Do not make heavy efforts.

On health issues always play it safe. Visit your doctor. Visit your doctor is important if the hemorrhoid is very painful and is bleeding. You can get a prescription to help relieve your discomfort. In addition, surgery may be necessary in severe cases, and the symptoms associated with hemorrhoids can also be associated with colon, rectal or anal cancer, so be sure to visit your doctor if your symptoms do not go away with home remedies.

Excellent Resource for further reading:
http://thehealthinfosite.com/get-rid-hemorrhoids/
http://www.davieday.ca/long-hemorrhoids-last/
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/understanding-hemorrhoids-basics#1

 

Healthy eating for a healthy life!

Healthy eating is not so hard if done in the right way. Healthy eating is not deprived eating or being unrealistically thin. It is a fact that eating more calories and burning lesser will lead to weight gain and vice versa. Healthy eating is all about possessing good amount of energy, feeling great, stable mood and maintaining healthy. Following some basics of nutrition will enable to provide healthy Nutrition.

Tips for healthy eating:   

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Set your target: Take small steps and change gradually.

Maintain moderation: Do not count calories while eating. Make your diet tasty, fresh and colorful by including healthy eatables and ingredients. For instance, include salad, use olive oil instead of butter, restrict amount of salt and so on.

Balance the diet: Try to combine proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, fiber, minerals and vitamins in the diet. Try smaller meals than one large meal.

Keep a check on not only on what you eat but also how you eat: Try eating only for sake of nutrition to avoid gulping down more. You can eat with others, avoid TV while eating, chew well, avoid eating during night time and eat slow savoring each bit of the food and eat only when your hunger is real. There should be atleast 15-16 hours gap between dinner and breakfast.

Eat plenty of fruits and veggies: Fruits and vegetables are base of a healthy diet with low calories and nutrition rich. They are packets of antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Try to mix and match them each day including all types all over the week. Ensure to consume deep colored fruits as they have higher nutrients concentration in them. Have atleast 4-5 portions each day.

Consume whole grains: They are sources of healthy fiber and carbohydrates. They ensure energy for long time. Whole grains are high in antioxidants which neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative damage to the body. They are also high in phytochemicals. Both these help in weight loss by fat loss, maintaining health of heart, organ function and reduce slowing process. Avoid refined products as they are unhealthy carbohydrates filling in with calories and thereby weight gain.

Have healthy fats: Healthy fats are those which are required to provide nutrition to cells, brain, heart, skin, hair and nails. These are Omega 3 fats: DHA and EPA. These fats improve memory, mood booster; minimize heart problems and good for skin health. Other healthy fats include Poly unsaturated fats and Mono unsaturated fats

Include perspective proteins: Nuts, beans, peas, seeds, soy and its products are good sources of proteins.

Vitamin and calcium are essential: Calcium which is essential for bone strength can be obtained from milk and its products like yogurt, cheese etc. These are absorbed and digested easily by the body.

Curb on intake of salt and sugar: Avoid added sugars during consumption like cane syrup, maple syrup and in canned juices and so on. Processed and packaged/canned foods which are full of salt should also be avoided. Fast Foods, certain snacks like chips, nuts, and pretzels are salt fillers and it is best to avoid them.

Consume water: Keep yourself hydrated as water removes toxins and wastes from our body. Have about eight glasses each day.

Exercise regularly: Regular workout routine will assist with healthy eating and weight loss.

Below are the list of veggies and fruits that provide high nutrients for healthy Nutrition

Vitamin A 

Orange vegetables

  1.  Sweet potatoes     healthy eating
  2.  Carrot
  3.  Pumpkin

Dark-green leafy vegetables

  1. Collards
  2. Spinach
  3. Turnip greens

Orange fruits:

  1. Apricots
  2. Cantaloupe
  3. Mango
  4. Tomatoes

Vitamin C

  1. Citrus fruits and juices
  2. Broccoli
  3. Potatoes
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Peppers
  6. Cabbage

Leafy greens

  1.  Spinach
  2.  Turnip greens
  3.  Romaine lettuce

Folate

  1. Cooked dry beans
  2. Peanuts
  3. Peas
  4. Oranges
  5. Green peas

Dark-green leafy veggies

  1. Spinach
  2. · Turnip greens
  3. · Romaine lettuce

Potassium

  • Sweet potato (Baked)
  • Orange squash
  • Cooked greens
  • Plantains
  • Bananas
  • Dried fruits
  • Lentils