Most Common Symptoms
When hemorrhoids are concerned, they come with a lot of unpleasant, so to speak, side effects. One of them, and the most prominent come to that, is intense itching. It is a known fact that every person’s lowest rectum area, as well as anus area, is lined with tissue resembling a cushion, and containing blood vessels. The exact location is underneath the lining of the mucous membrane.
Despite the fact that the above mentioned term is related to those rectum/anus cushion like areas, the most frequent use of this term is actually when wanting to describe one particular condition that is characterized by the swelling of the veins and tissue protrusion. What lies at the basis of vein swelling and vein enlargement are none other than the movement of the bowel. One important thing to know is that the more strained those movements of the bowel are, the more intense vein enlargement is. And it is exactly these strained movements characterized by a lengthy duration that make the veins expand so much that they literally bulge out. Therefore, those hemorrhoid tissues that contain in them the overtly expanded blood vessels bear the name of hemorrhoids, also known as anus grapes, h-drops, piles, and also “devil’s berries.”
Manifestations and Causes
One of the most frequent culprits is, as already mentioned above, the occurrence of the excessive pressure in the veins located in the person’s anus. Other, also quite common culprits are strained movements of the bowel and constipation. This condition is common in those persons suffering from diarrhea, chronic in nature. Among the rest of the frequent culprits we find such as smoking, weight lifting, asthma induced coughing and similar diseases of the lungs. The rise in the levels of abdominal pressure caused by the above mentioned conditions affects to a great extent the vein blood flow, which as a direct consequence has the swell while attempting to raise the blood flow to a satisfying level. Other culprits for hemorrhoid inflammation and these may surprise many people, are also pregnancy and childbirth.
As far as the symptoms are concerned, once the hemorrhoids become thrombosed and ulcerated, it can lead to the appearance of the manifestations such as rectal bleeding, anal itching and intense pain.
This extremely unpleasant and painful condition (i.e. hemorrhoid itching) is treated in many ways, and many techniques tend to be employed. Among those found to be most effective are anti-itch creams and ointments, which have in them 1% Hydrocortisone, and they ought to be applied directly to the affected area of the body. Others include choosing an anti-itch diet, increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables that are taken in, specifically of those abounding in vitamin C.