Hemorrhoids are dilated, swollen vessels at the exit of the intestine and at the anus. Hemorrhoids can be external or internal. Internal ones occur near the beginning of the anal canal, and external ones to the anus. Hemorrhoids sometimes break out outside the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are most commonly associated with constipation.
The most common cause of hemorrhoids is stress in intestinal peristalsis (bowel movements). Additional elements are: pregnancy, heredity, aging, chronic constipation, diarrhea, prolonged sitting, anal infections.
Accumulated, hardened feces presses against the walls of the colon and dilates them. When trying to get the hard stool out, the pressure causes the veins to burst or bleed. If nothing is done, the tissue becomes inflamed and hardens, ie nodules form. As a result, the veins can become inflamed very quickly.

Hemorrhoids are very common in both women and men. Half of the population over the age of 50 has hemorrhoids. The incidence of this disease is 2 per 1000 people. Hemorrhoids are especially common in pregnant women. The pressure of the child on that region, as well as hormonal changes, and the birth itself, cause an increase in hemorrhoidal blood vessels. In most women who have pregnancy-related hemorrhoids, they are a temporary problem.

Hemorrhoids are generally not dangerous and do not endanger human life. Generally, the symptoms disappear within a few days. Some people who have hemorrhoids have no symptoms. Symptoms of internal hemorrhoids are: stool covered with light blood, blood on toilet paper or on the toilet bowl. However, internal hemorrhoids can break out of the anus and then can start to irritate and be painful. Symptoms of external hemorrhoids include painful swelling and painful formation around the anus, caused by blood clots. The whole area is tender, painful and itchy.

Careful examination and correct diagnosis is important during any bleeding from the rectum or finding blood in the stool. Bleeding can be a symptom of other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including colon tumors. The risk factor for the disease is higher in people who are overweight or engage in activities that require prolonged sitting.


- Try to clean the intestines regularly, but afterwards lubricate them with a little ointment
- Try to lose weight if you are overweight
- Move as much as possible
- Eat foods that are rich in fiber
- Partial sedentary bath with the addition of chamomile or yarrow or essential oil of pine needles
- Apply compresses of crushed chestnut or marigold
- Essential oils of cypress, geranium or rosemary
- Drink sauerkraut juice three times a day for one glass
- Enema once a day; in a liter of lukewarm water add a tablespoon of salt, chamomile tea or glycerin
- Massage of the lower abdomen
- Glycerin or carbonic acid suppositories
- Twice a day put cold compresses over the abdomen and keep for three hours or overnight
- Drink maral root tea (be careful not to overdose as cramps may occur)
- Marshmallow, mallow and nettle teas
- Anal hygiene
- Cold compresses with the addition of clay, loam alternated with kale leaves
- Acupressure


In case of bleeding, when the pain becomes unbearable or if self-help measures do not help you, immediately go to visit the doctor.