Hemorrhoid is one of those unspoken words, its a hush hush subject that no one wants to discuss, but here’s the truth… hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments known with more than half the population developing hemorrhoids at some point in their life.
Surprisingly enough the actual cause of hemorrhoids is still unknown, but we have discovered that the general posture of humans puts a great deal of pressure on the rectal veins which sometimes causes them to bulge. Other factors noted are age, chronic constipation or diarrhea, pregnancy, heredity, spending too long on the toilet, straining during bowel movements and faulty bowel functions.
Most who are suffering from hemorrhoids will notice pain in the anus or rectal area, itching in the area, bleeding during bowel movements, sensitive lumps or protrusion during bowel movements.
Many hemorrhoid symptoms can be relieved with at home measures such as eating more fiber, eliminating excessive straining and even taking a sitz-bath. In the case of persistent, severe or thrombosed hemorrhoids one should seek treatment from a physician specializing in gastroenterology, Charleston SC.
For more information and how to treat specific hemorrhoids we encourage you to view our Colon Surgeons of Charleston section on hemorrhoids. If you are a chronic suffer call our office today and make an appointment to visit one of our expert Charleston Colorectal Surgeons.
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