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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Hemorrhoids result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting. The most common cause is straining during bowel movements.

Hemorrhoids may be caused by straining during bowel movements, constipation, sitting for long periods of time, anal infections, or certain diseases such as liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhoids may be inside or outside the body. Internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum. External hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus.

Patients with inflammationThe complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli such as pathogens or damaged cells. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. in their gastrointestinal tract may develop rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids or fissures, especially if this is a symptom they have had in the past. The typical reason is immunopathologyA temporary increase in disease symptoms experienced by Marshall Protocol patients that results from the release of cytokines and endotoxins as disease-causing bacteria are killed.. Immunopathology can be managed using standard methods.

If bleeding is not too severe, it is unlikely to cause anemia.

Management

Treatments include:

  • Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine to help reduce pain
  • Stool softeners help reduce straining and constipation
  • Witch hazel (applied with cotton swabs) can reduce itching.

Other steps to reduce this itching include:

  • Wear cotton undergarments.
  • Avoid toilet tissue with perfumes or colors, use baby wipes instead.
  • Try not to scratch the area
  • Sitz baths can help you to feel better. Sit in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Be sure not to take any medication that can prolong bleeding time such as aspirin, including herbal products. Patients should consult with their doctor if they are using aspirin in any form. Aspirin is contraindicated with any bleeding because it prolongs bleeding time. If you are concerned do not hesitate to contact your doctor.

Patients whose hemorrhoids do not get better with home treatments may need a type of heat treatment to shrink the hemorrhoids. This is called infrared coagulation and should be avoided if at all possible. Over-the-counter or prescription corticosteroidA first-line treatment for a number of diseases. Corticosteroids work by slowing the innate immune response. This provides some patients with temporary symptom palliation but exacerbates the disease over the long-term by allowing chronic pathogens to proliferate. creams are contraindicated and should likewise be used sparingly.

Patients should call their health care provider if hemorrhoid symptoms do not improve with home treatment.

Prevention

Constipation and straining during bowel movements raise patients' risk for hemorrhoids. To prevent constipation and hemorrhoids, patients can:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, at least eight glasses per day.
  • Eat a high-fiber diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Use stool softeners to prevent straining.

Patients experiences

It may be better to get cream instead of a suppository from your doctor, it might be easier on the tissues. Also be very careful if Nitro-Bid (nitroglycerin ointment 2% ) is ordered by your doctor. This was given to me by a rectal doc to try and constrict tissue for swelling. I applied a VERY tiny amount and immediately fell to the ground. Lori, MarshallProtocol.com

When having a flare, pull back antibiotics till it gets better. Take extra Benicar. Use cream form of any medication, not suppository as this is too painful to use. (adds more pressure) I use sparingly using gloved finger (using a Q-tip may be less irritating to the tissue) to apply to location only where the flared tissue is: RX, LidaZone HC Cream. This has Lidocaine HCl 3% and Hydrocortisone Acetate 0.5% Zinc ointment may soothe the tissue without cortisone. Watch diet, avoid spices/garlic.

Lori, MarshallProtocol.com

My doctor recomended a great medicine for the fissure, named Sufrexal P, it has ketanserine and it is from Janssen Lab. It heals the fissure and has benzocaine which numbs, doest burn and doesn´t make toxic things, maybe you want to google it. It made me better in four days!!!

Marion, MarshallProtocol.com

I found the best thing for the bottom pain and bleeding was Ketoconazole cream or sudocrem which is zinc based.

Patrickburke, MarshallProtocol.com

Well, there was one herx that I could have lived without. But it is gone now. That was the flaming butt herx. Basically, very much flaming and burning during, and then again several hours after erm evacuation. There was blood coming up on the toilet paper, but no bleeding seperate from the erm evacuation. Benadryl was the only thing that helped with the pain (as needed).

MarkN, MarshallProtocol.com

The use of a Sitz Bath soothes the tissue in the rectal area. This is a device that fits on top of the toilet. You lift the “seat” up then place it on the rim. This is a quick fix instead of having to fill the bath to get temporary relief. It can be used as often as needed with warm, not scalding water. It can be purchased at the pharmacy. Ask them to order it for you, or go to a surgical supply store. Some come with a bag to fill it, I just fill at sink, then put on toilet, when done, dump it down toilet. Very neat and convenient!

Lori, MarshallProtocol.com

After a colonoscopy with prep last week I had a hemorrhoid flare. It was painful and my father suggested placing an ice cube on the site while holding one end with a papertowel. When I get tired I just drop the ice cube in the toilette and discard the paper towel (don't want to clog the toilet with the paper towel.)

Any way the proceedure is fast painless and it shrunk the hemorrhoid by 3/4 and left me with no pain, the first try! If I feel any discomfort I repeat the process, the most has been 3x daily. It worked when steroid cream didn't and is better for compliance with the MP.

Now I just have a tiny protuding hemorrhoid that doesn't hurt and doesn't require meds and ithis technique is easy to do. Feel free to pass this info on if you think it migh help others.

Kelly Well, MarshallProtocol.com

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