April 14, 2009

Worry Free Hemorrhoids Experience

It was summer night when my aunt woke up early in the morning feeling anxious about something that really bothers her most. She never even expected that it will happen since this has been really a problem that she kept on ignoring and hoping that it will just disappear. But the thought of not facing it brought her into a worst scenario where she really had to tell her husband to ask for support and to help her with this somewhat embarrassing and painful experience with her hemorrhoids. She doesn’t really have any idea about the hemorrhoids treatments and complications that could possibly happen to her. Now that she couldn’t suppress her anxiety with this, she is now determine to do whatever it takes to be treated and to be well as soon as possible. Although it’s not that that life threatening but for her it’s really an issue since it really affects her job, family and of course her health. She told her husband everything, good thing that my uncle was really there to comfort and supports her all the way. She really felt at ease after she called up her Doctor and scheduled her for a check-up. Looking back to the times that she ignored her hemorrhoids, she had this regret that until now it reminds her of the pain that she felt before.

She tried to surf the internet after she had her check-up just to know more about this type of disease such as the causes of hemorrhoids, treatments, symptoms and all. In one way or another doing some research and interventions could really help her solve her problem. Aside from soft diet she also had to eat high fiber diet and to prepare for a warm wet towel and press it against her hemorrhoids for about 3 to 5 minutes. Another thing is, she can also take over-the-counter laxatives and have less physical exertion.

By the way, Hemorrhoids are described as masses or clumps of tissue within the anal canal that contain blood vessels and the surrounding, supporting tissue made up of muscle and elastic fibers. The anal canal is located particularly four centimeters through which stool passes as it goes from the rectum to the outside world while the anus is the opening of the anal canal to the outside world.

Most of the people including me think hemorrhoids are abnormal, it is not! They are present in everyone. It is only when the hemorrhoidal cushions enlarge that hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal or a disease.

As I have mentioned, the treatment of this disease is so simple. It is believed generally that constipation and straining to have bowel movements promote hemorrhoids and that hard stools can traumatize existing hemorrhoids. It is recommended, therefore, that individuals with hemorrhoids soften their stools by increasing the fiber in their diets. But as to my Aunts case, it is already bothering her that much that is why she decided to undergo operations. Thanks God that it turned out to be a successful one and she is now enjoying her worry free and a comfy self than before.


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