Piles/ Hemorrhoids popularly called jedijedi is prevalent among the young. I don’t think there is a house in Nigeria without a herbal concoction for PILES. Let’s examine the science of PILES.
Pile also called Hemorrhoids, but contrary to the popular believe that it is caused only when you take refined or sugary foods in excess is not true. We would later look at the causes of piles.
Hemorrhoids could be described as masses or clumps of tissues within the anal canal. These masses of tissue contain blood vessels and their surrounding, supporting tissues is made up of muscle and elastic fibres. Although most people think Hemorrhoids are abnormal, it is only when the Hemorrhoids cushions become too big that the Hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal. In that case, we say that a person has Hemorrhoids or swollen veins in the rectum or anus. The type of Hemorrhoids you have depends on where they occur first.
Types of Piles/ Hemorrhoids
Internal Hemorrhoids– occur inside the anal cavity and usually cause painless bleeding at the end of a bowel movement. Sometimes, an internal hemorrhoids may stretch down until it bulges outside the anus and it is called a Prolapsed Hemorrhoid. A Prolapsed hemorrhoid will go back inside d rectum on its own. If it does not happen, u can gently push it back inside or consult a Physician.
External Hemorrhoid- occur outside the anus. It can be felt as a bulge in the anus. Although they can be itchy and painful.
Most common clinical feature of pile includes passage of blood along with stool.
Acute pain, itching and irritation around the anus.
Sensation of fullness, usually described as feeling the urge to have a bowel movement even when there is no stool. Straining worsens the discomfort.
Taking refined and sugary foods such as biscuits, ice cream and soft drinks.
One of the cause(main) is straining when a person is trying to have a bowel movement. This may happen if someone is constipated or has diarrhea.
Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of warm water on rising and before bedtime. Emphasis on warm water.
Taking of foods rich in fibre such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits among others.
Lemon juice – saturate a cotton ball in a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice. While this may cause a mild burning or tingling sensation during the first application, you have the assurance that it will quickly go away.
Banana- while this fruit is widely recognized for being an effective laxative, you should know that consuming boiled ones for two times each day can also help in eliminating Hemorrhoids. Just make sure that you boil ripe banana.
Ginger and Onion- Rubbing onion with water and consuming it works effectively in obtaining relief from the problems. You can also use ginger to naturally treat the problem by mixing it with mint(efirin) and lime juice and a tablespoon of honey.
You can also boil 2 Irish potatoes for 10 minutes. Eat the half boiled potatoes, peel inclusive. Do this every night for 10 days.
Neem tree ire Dongoyaro plant and 8 bottles of water. Squeeze some quantity of the leaves in the water. Drink one glassful twice a day.
The already prepared herbal concoction can also be taken.
When to seek medical advice
You need to get help from the doctor if you notice that the symptom of pile are already accompanied by weakness and lightheadedness since this might indicate loss of significant amount of blood.
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