Also known as piles, haemorrhoids are best described as swellings found inside or around the bottom – the rectum and anus – which contain enlarged blood vessels. The cause of them is often associated with an increased blood pressure of the blood vessels in the anus, causing those in the back passage to become swollen and inflamed.
Many things have been linked to causing the increased blood pressure in the anus that results in piles. This includes too much straining from experiencing constipation, caused by a lack of fibre. Other factors include being overweight or pregnant, long-term diarrhoea, regularly lifting heavy objects and sitting down for long periods of time.
There are different symptoms that are associated with haemorrhoids. These include and an itchy bottom and bleeding after passing a stool, which is usually bright red blood. Others include a lump hanging down outside the anus, mucus discharge after passing a stool, as well as soreness, swelling and redness around the bottom.
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At Chemist 4 U, we provide a range of creams, ointments and suppositories that can help ease such symptoms of piles. This includes reducing swelling and the size of haemorrhoids to feel more comfortable day-to-day. We sell products from the biggest brands, such as haemorrhoid cream from Preparation H, Anusol Suppositories, and ointment from Germoloids.
The right treatment for you will depend on your own needs. If you are not sure what treatment will be right for you, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
When it comes to choosing between brands such as Germoloids and Anusol. It is important to remember that they both offer different types of treatment, including creams, suppositories, and ointments. Different brand will include different active ingredients that will generally do the same thing. When it comes to the effectiveness, that will vary person-to-person. The way to find the best treatment for you is to try one type of treatment and if that does not have the desired effect, change to another one.
Haemorrhoids is a condition that currently has an unknown cause. They are basically swollen blood vessels. There is a number of conditions that makes haemorrhoids more likely. These include constipation, pushing too hard when trying to empty the bowel, pregnancy, and heavy lifting.