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Haemorrhoids
 
Standard Definition

Haemorrhoids are a condition in which veins in the rectal or anal area swell and protrude, causing pain, itching and/or bleeding. Haemorrhoids may occur inside the entrance to the anus (interior haemorrhoids) or outside the entrance to the anus (exterior haemorrhoids). A blot clot (thrombosis) may form in the vein, making the hemorrhoid more painful and sometimes requiring treatment.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Haemorrhoids are often due to constipation or other factors that increase the pressure from inside the abdomen (eg. pregnancy, straining when lifting and going to the toilet). This increase 'intra-abdominal pressure', combined with a weakness in the blood vessel wall, results in bleeding and loss of vessel tone that can ultimately require surgery. Haemorrhoids are a type of varicose veins that benefit from many of the same treatment approaches.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Constipation
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time, straining with lifting
  • Diet low in fibre or fluids
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Constipation, especially with a sensation of fullness
  • Straining while pasing a stool
  • Discomfort, itching, pain
  • Tender swollen lumps in rectum
  • Bleeding - bright, fresh looking blood
  • Mucus in stool
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Digestive function assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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