Causes and symptoms
Hemorrhoids can be brought on by any type of straining that you do such as straining to have a bowel movement, picking up heavy items, giving birth, or being pregnant. Also being over weight can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are painful and can sometimes bleed. If you are frequently constipated you can also get hemorrhoids.
Back to Life Complete Healthy Back System There are several things you can do to relieve some of the pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. Warm baths can help with the pain from them and ice packs can help relieve some of the swelling. Taking ibuprofen can help with the pain as well. Any cream with hydro-cortisone can help with the itching and burning.
It is important to drink lots of fluids and eat high fiber foods to help with constipation. Constipation can cause hemorrhoids and make them worse. When you are constipated and you already have hemorrhoids when you finally go the the bathroom it can be very painful. If you are having problems with painful bowel movements you should try taking an over the counter stool softener. When you have large and hard bowel movements while you have hemorrhoids it can cause a lot of pain and even bleeding.
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An internal hemorrhoid is the veins inside the rectum getting swollen. Prolapsed hemorrhoids can actually bulge out of the anus. They can be pushed gently back inside but some will actually go back inside on their own. External hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins on the outside of your anus.