Hemorrhoids Center
Saturday, May 28, 2005
 
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Here's a great site for you to learn more about hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoid.net - What Are Hemorrhoids?
Friday, May 27, 2005
 
Using Asian Herbal Combinations for Treating Hemorrhoids

Using Asian Herbal Combinations for Treating Hemorrhoids

Asian Herbs
I have found Chinese herb formulations quite effective in treating hemorrhoid symptoms. It is now easy to find these herbs, since there are Chinese herb store in most cities. If not, it is easy to go to the Internet and find what you need.
These herbs usually come in pill form; but you can also get storeowners to mix you a formulation of dried herbs by simply telling them what ailment you are trying to treat. Most herbal stores usually have an acupuncturist that can diagnose your problem and prescribe a precise herbal combination.
These Chinese hemorrhoid herbs contain chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, increase blood circulation, and lift Chi. Chi is the life force that powers all body and mind functions.
When checking these Chinese formulations just make sure the manufacturers note that they are low in heavy metals.
FARGELIN
FARGELIN - HUA ZHI LING WAN (hemorrhoid pills) contains the following herbs: San-Qi Ginseng Root, Baikal Skullcap Root, Sophora Flower, Callicarpa Leaf, Amber, Burnet-Bloodwort Root, Pig Gallbladder, Corydalis Root and Stem.
Fargelin promotes anal health and should not be used if you are pregnant.
HUAI JIAO WAN
Another herbal combination is HUAI JIAO WAN. It helps shrinks, reduces pain, and stops hemorrhoid bleeding. It contains the following herbs: Sophora japonica fruit, Sanguisorba officinalis root, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Citrus aurantium fruit-ripe, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Angelica sinensis root.
JING WAN HUNG
A third Chinese herbal hemorrhoid remedy is JING WAN HUNG or Ching Wan Huang (ointment.) It relieves hemorrhoid pain, burning, and itching. It contains the following herbs: Lobelia 27.5%, Myrrh 17.5%, Tang-kuei 12%, Borneol 12%, Sanguisorba 8.5%, Chaenomeles 8.5%, Frankincense 8.5%, Carthamus 8.5%, Pistacia.
You can buy any one of these combination at: www.seaofchi.com
Use these herbal combinations for only a week. If you don’t see any improvement, stop using them and see your medical practitioner.
Because there are many manufacturers of these herbal combination there will be variations in the ingredients and quality. Buy only from those companies that guarantee the quality of their product.


Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called “natural-remedies-thatwork.com” and he has written an ebook called “How to Relieve Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies.” You can get more information on this ebook and more hemorrhoid remedies at this site. http://www.hemorrhoid-remedies.for--you.info


 
Don't sit still for hemorrhoids!
Among the subjects men least enjoy discussing, hemorrhoids rank right alongside impotence. (Some body parts are supposed to swell up; others definitely should not.) Unfortunately, they are quite common, affecting one-half of all men by age 50.

Hemorrhoids are veins under the rectum or around the anus that become dilated from repeated pressure. The condition, which tends to run in families, is commonly associated with straining due to constipation, chronic diarrhea, or heavy lifting. Because the area is the lowest point in the system carrying blood from the liver to the heart, gravity also plays a role. After a while, the veins lose their elasticity and their ability to properly transport blood, which subsequently pools and balloons the tissue.

Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the passageway of the anus; they can also protrude outward, appearing as small, grapelike masses. Usually painless, internal hemorrhoids can cause vague discomfort and they may rupture and bleed. External hemorrhoids, also known as pries, develop around the rim of the anus; they tend to be dark red or purple, quite painful, and they can grow as large as golf balls.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: bright red blood or mucous discharge; rectal tenderness or itching; a lump that can be felt in the anus; and uncomfortable, painful bowel movements (especially with straining).

Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom, but it can occur for other reasons, which is why it's important to always have a physician take a look. "Not only do you rule out more serious rectal diseases, but you can determine the extent of the problem," says Joseph R. Duba, M.D., of the Family Health Center in Shortsville, N.Y. "View an external hemorrhoid as a possible `tip of the iceberg.' If you have the disorder, you'll tend to have flare-ups of the problem if you don't manage it properly."

While hemorrhoids are a literal pain in the butt, they are seldom a serious health problem. You usually can treat them with dietary and lifestyle modifications, according to Peter A. Cataldo, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
First, take daily measures to produce soft, easily passed stools. Drink six to eight glasses of water and eat foods high in fiber such as whole-grain cereals and breads, fresh fruits, and vegetables such as beans, broccoli and carrots. Set a goal of 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily, but add these foods to your diet gradually to avoid intestinal discomfort. Also, take warm baths, avoid perfumed soap that can cause irritation, and use ice packs or cotton pads soaked in witch hazel to reduce pain and swelling.

Stimulate bowel function by exercising regularly, especially if you sit or stand for long hours. "But avoid exercise that increases intra-abdominal pressure--especially weight training--which can aggravate hemorrhoids," says Duba. Instead, do aerobic training or take brisk 20-minute walks. You can ask your physician about over-the-counter products, such as stool softeners, aloe vera gel, zinc oxide creams (better known as Preparation H and Hemorid), medicated wipes (Tucks) and medicated suppositories. Be mindful that these products only relieve mild itching and irritation, though the lubrication may help decrease ruptures. Try not to rely on laxatives, which can do more long-term harm than good.

Finally, it's wise to follow a protocol while on the can. Relieve yourself as soon as you feel the urge. (If you wait, your stool may become dry and be more difficult to pass.) Don't strain or hold your breath during a bowel movement; lean forward from the hips to help reduce pressure. Use moist towelettes or damp toilet paper. And don't sit for too long (no Sunday Times crosswords, please), as this can restrict blood flow around the anal area.

Sometimes external hemorrhoids "strangulate" when trapped blood starts to clot, causing extreme pain. Your doctor can make a small incision to remove the clotting. Other medical procedures for severe piles include freezing them or tying them off, which cuts the blood supply and lets them wither. There's also surgical removal via a hemorrhoidectomy--followed by lots and lots of painkillers.

The worse the symptoms, the longer they take to heal, yet minor hemorrhoids usually improve in several days. But that doesn't mean the problem has gone away. Drop your fiber intake or your cardio sessions, and your hemorrhoids will be back on the spot.

10-SECOND TIP

To reduce constipation, place your fingertips two or three inches below your navel and gently press in about one inch until you sense a firmness. Hold for three minutes while breathing deeply and slowly.

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Friday, May 20, 2005
 
How to deal with hemorrhoids?

Pain in the butt. How to deal with hemorrhoids?

This is very sensitive area of your body. Too private. Nobody likes when something is wrong over there. However it happens.Hemorrhoids occur practically in everyone.

Though hemorrhoids cause problems in 1 out of 25 people. Mostly those are people between 45 and 65 years of age.You find a blood on toilet tissue. Bright red blood. Ok, now what? You do not know why you bleed. It could be rectal cancer by the way. It could be hemorrhoids.

So? What are the hemorrhoids?They look like cushions. They contain blood vessels, some muscle and elastic fibers. People often call them piles.Not everything over there is a hemorrhoid. There could be other problems.

Fissure, abscess, fistula, pruritus (itching), condylomata (sort of hanging skin caused by viral infection), viral and bacterial skin infections can happen in that, so sensitive area.It is worth to talk to your doctor.How would a scenario of hemorrhoids look?

A 46-year-old female presents with complaints on rectal discomfort, occasional bright red blood on toilet tissue and prolapsing tissue in of anal area. This is probably internal hemorrhoid.Another scenario brings a patient who complains on severe rectal pain and prolapsed tissue.The severe pain happens in external hemorrhoids.

The pain follows thrombosis (thrombosis is the blood clot in your blood vessels).There are four degrees of internal hemorrhoids.It may be interesting for you to know because first, second and sometime third degree can be treated by banding only. Fourth degree and sometime third degree requires surgery.

Do not forget non-hemorrhoid causes of symptoms.To check with your doctor is worthwhile because there could be other problems, including cancer or anal fissure. (By the way for anal fissure medical treatment alone may heal it in 90% of cases).

How are hemorrhoids treated?Well first you need to understand how do hemorrhoids happen. Several reasons lead to hemorrhoids:Constipation and extra strainingChronic Diarrhea and loose stoolsLong sitting or standing Weight liftingObesityPregnancy and childbirthInherited tendency to hemorrhoids.So, avoid all this and you are free.

Obviously this list of reasons is too wide.The list of measures is wide too.Increase the fiber in your diet.Eat more cereals, fruits, vegetables, grains, etcPsyllium and methylcellulose are supplemental types of fiber.Exercise, avoid long standing or sitting, don't strain, keep the anal area clean.Increase liquids in your diet.Use stool softeners, stool-bulking agents (not a tasty ones, but what can you do).

Treat diarrhea with anti-motility drugs and fiber.Not every of these methods are proved scientifically. Nonetheless they are included in the standard recommendations for hemorrhoids treatment.

To treat itching or discomfort you may use suppositories, ointments, creams, and gels. You may find that all in your local pharmacy.

These products contain protectant and anesthetics (pain relievers). Local anesthetics numb the area and decrease burning and itching.Remember that local anesthetics may cause allergy.Analgesics (menthol, camphor) relieve pain and itching as wellVasoconstrictors reduce swelling in the perianal area. Though they may have side effects. Better discuss with your doctor. Protectants (kaolin, cocoa butter, lanolin, mineral oil, starch, zinc oxide or calamine, glycerin, etc) create a physical barrier to prevent contact of stool and the skin. This reduces irritation, itching, and burning.Similarly, some agents - astringents - dry the skin. That helps to relieve burning, itching, and pain as well.

To kill or at least suppress bacteria and other organisms use antiseptics. Boric acid, phenol, resorcinol and many others can be used. Again better to discuss with your doctor or at least pharmacist. Many of these drugs are sold over-the-counter. Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids decrease inflammation and relieve itching, but may cause skin damage. They should be used for few days only.Sitz bath may also help in relieving the symptoms.When those methods fail your doctor may perform one of the following:Sclerotherapy (causes scarring of the hemorrhoid). Rubber band ligation.

The rubber band cut off blood supply and hemorrhoid heals with scarring. Side effects of any of the treatment may be infection of fat and other tissues surrounding the anal canal, especially if patient has diabetes cancer, AIDS.Another option - electrotherapy and infrared photocoagulation.

Works the same way, cause scarring of the tissue.Cryotherapy uses cold to cause inflammation and scarring. Practically the same, though more time consuming.Let say your medical treatment fails. What do you do then?Well, you go to surgeon and treat it surgically. Operations are done in less than 10% of patients.

Though it depends.Surgical procedures includeDilation. It is when surgeon stretches your anal sphincter.Ligation. Often a Doppler probe helps to measures blood flow and finds the individual artery.The doctor ties off the artery. Sphincterotomy. It is when sphincter is partially cut. Whole idea is to reduce the pressure.Hemorrhoidectomy. Hemorrhoidectomy makes sense for patients with third- or fourth-degree hemorrhoids. T

he hemorrhoids are cut out. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Stapler cuts off the ring of expanded hemorrhoidal tissue.There are different considerations why to do this and not that type of treatment. And vice versa.There are complications (pain, difficulty urinating, bleeding several days after surgery, scarring, infection, stool incontinence). Complications happen relatively rare, but they are still there.Better talk to you surgeon.

I hope you be OK.You were not alone.It looks like Napoleon Bonaparte, Carter, Hemingway, Tennyson, Lewis Carroll also were suffering from hemorrhoids.


About the Author
http://www.geocities.com/hemorrhoids_disease/Aleksandr Kavokin, MD1994 Russia,PhD1997 Russia - Immunology and Allergy, postdoc at Cancer Center at Med U of South Carolina, postdoc at Yale - Cardiology, Molecular Medicine. http://www.kavokin.com http://www.geocities.com/hemorrhoids_disease/ http://www.geocities.com/aging_rejuvenation/ http://www.geocities.com/appendicitis_disease/ http://www.geocities.com/melanoma_disease/


 
Useful introduction to Hemorrhoids

I just came across this easy to understand introductory article to hemorrhoids. You'll find this useful. Enjoy!

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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 increased 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.


Hemorrhoids, which are enlarged or swelling can exist,


* 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.


Over 85% of the population has hemorrhoids. 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.


See your doctor if your hemorrhoids are painful, have excess bleeding, or stools have change in color from medium brown to dark brown or black.


Just 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 by seeing your medical practistioner.

Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called “natural-remedies-thatwork.com” and he has written an ebook called “How to Relieve Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies.” You can get more information on this ebook and more hemorrhoid remedies at this site. http://www.hemorrhoid-remedies.for--you.info


 
Welcome to my new site - Hemorrhoids Center!
Hello all! Welcome to my new site about hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids is often a painful and unpleasant experience for many. If not treated, it can lead to many side problems. Fortunately, there's quite a lot of things you can do to eliminate hemorrhoids - usually just by using some home recipes. With this in mind, I created this site to share the knowledge I learned while researching for hemorrhoids.

I do sincerely hope that this website will be of great use to those who're searching for information about hemorrhoids (that's you!). Enjoy your stay here. :)

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