If you find yourself dealing with hemorrhoids, you’re not alone. It is estimated that this condition affects approximately 5% of the world’s population. That’s around 40 MILLION people. No wonder we get so many questions about them.
In this short article we are going to be covering the following:
- What are hemorrhoids
- Symptoms of hemorrhoids
- What causes hemorrhoids
- What happens if gone untreated
- Hemorrhoid treatments
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. Sometimes, the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when you poop. Hemorrhoids are also called piles.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
- Extreme itching around the anus
- Uncomfortable lump(s) or swelling near your anus
- Aches or pain around the anus, especially when sitting.
What Causes Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are usually caused by increased pressure due to pregnancy, being overweight, or straining during bowel movements.
What Happens if Hemorrhoids are Left Untreated?
Though your hemorrhoids may retract back inside on their own (or with a little help from you) prolapsed hemorrhoids tend to worsen over time.
When left untreated, your internal prolapsed hemorrhoid may get trapped outside the anus and cause significant irritation, itching, bleeding, and pain.
Hemorrhoid symptoms usually go away on their own over time. However a simple, holistic treatment can often relieve mild hemorrhoid symptoms much quicker. Sometimes within 24 hours.
Rather than explain the process here, we’d like to refer you to a short video explaining the simple cure. It works regardless of the type of hemorrhoids you’re dealing with or what caused them. Click the blue link below to watch: