Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and the lower rectum region. Hemorrhoids can be caused straining of the anal veins during bowel movements such as standing up or lifting heavy things.During pregnancy, these veins are subjected to increased pressure thus increasing the possibilities of one having the Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are categorized as either external or internal depending on area of infection. Internal hemorrhoids are formed inside the rectum while external hemorrhoids develop under the skin around the anus.
Hemorrhoids are common ailments especially in the old age. Most of the people who are past the age of fifty barely do any exercise and due to this any vigorous bowel movement may result to hemorrhoids.
Luckily there are many effective and cheap ways when it comes to the treatment hemorrhoids. Most people can walk themselves out of this condition by using the recommended home treatments and changing their lifestyles.
One of the ailment symptoms is experiencing pain in the anus and the lower rectum region or bleeding after a bowel movement. In the case of such symptoms you should visit your doctor for proper medical diagnosis and to discuss the appropriate treatment plan. In most of the cases, regular body exercise can be used to treat the condition but sometimes if the condition is severe medication, or surgical procedures are adopted
Gentle cardiovascular exercise helps prevention and facilitates treatment of hemorrhoids. Exercises such as jogging, biking and swimming helps to increase blood circulation in the rectum region. Proper blood circulation in the rectum prevents hemorrhoids from forming painful blood clots in the region. Before exercising, it is better to take oxycodone or hydrocodone to ease the pain and fell better.
Another exercise that is recommended for hemorrhoids treatment is the kegel exercise. The exercise involves contracting the anal muscle and holding the contraction for three seconds. This exercise is repeated five times to complete a set.One should do three to four sets of kegel exercise daily. Kegel exercises flex the pelvic floor muscles, and this helps in strengthening of the anal muscles Developing stronger anal muscles helps to prevent the internal hemorrhoids from developing to external hemorrhoids.The kegel exercise also boosts the blood circulation to the anus, and this can help in the treatment of existing hemorrhoids.
Yoga and stretching exercises are also another cost-free ways of treating and preventing hemorrhoids. During the exercise, one should spend much time on stretching the abdomen and thighs as these in turn stretches the rectum. You should also try standing up straight, then lifting your legs up to a 90-degree angle one at a time in front of you. You should repeat these leg lifts for three to ten minutes. These exercises are aimed at increasing the blood flow to the hemorrhoids affected areas.
Yoga exercises can also be used in treating of the external hemorrhoids. Try standing in an upright position, and then come up onto your toes and reach your hands toward the sky. Bend forward and place your fingertips on the floor, if possible. This exercise helps in strengthening of the anal muscle, and it also helps to prevent future external hemorrhoids.