Dealing with hemorrhoids – what are they, what causes them and how to treat them

Dealing with hemorrhoids – what are they, what causes them and how to treat them
Dealing with hemorrhoids – what are they, what causes them and how to treat them

Ask anyone who’s ever suffered from hemorrhoids and you’re bound to get pretty consistent responses: uncomfortable, embarrassing, painful and even debilitating. However, one word that will probably be missing from the description is “common.” According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK for short, an astounding 75% of Americans over the age of 45 have hemorrhoids.

Now that we know that hemorrhoids are common, what exactly are they? Hemorrhoids are a condition that occurs when veins around the anus or just inside the anus become distended and inflamed. The symptoms – while not usually dangerous – can be extremely irritating. These include: itching, rectal bleeding and even severe pain. Most often hemorrhoids are noticed as bright red streaks on toilet paper but blood can also be found on the stool, underwear or even in the toilet bowl.

Common causes of hemorrhoids are prolonged sitting, straining at the stool, stress, constipation and irritants in the diet. They are also common during pregnancy due to the pressure from the fetus in the abdomen and the hormonal changes that cause blood vessels to enlarge. Obesity, chronic diarrhea and anal intercourse can also lead to hemorrhoids. If you or a loved one is dealing with hemorrhoids there’s good news: most hemorrhoids disappear on their own after a few days. However, there are others can persist becoming hard and painful and even require surgery!
There are a number of conventional therapies for hemorrhoids. Many of these are well known such as dietary changes and over-the-counter remedies such stool softener and others. Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned Harvard doctor and alternative therapy evangelist, offers a number of non-traditional therapies including: taking triphala supplements, a combination of three bowel tonifying herbs from the Ayurvedic tradition, applying aloe vera gel to the afflicted are and sitz baths. Sitz baths are when one sits in a bathtub with enough warm water to cover the anal area for fifteen minutes several times a day. While sitz baths may be a recommended and effective treatment for hemorrhoids, it may not be feasible or efficient for people without bathtubs or even time to perform several times a day.

We here at Superior Bidet also agree with Dr. Weil about the healing effects of water for the treatment and soothing effects on hemorrhoids. However, we have an effective, low-cost way to use water to treat hemorrhoids: the attachable bidet. For less than $80 and 20 minutes of your time, you can purchase and install any of our Superior Bidet models. Whether you decide to use the stream of water to wash after a bowel movement or only to soothe pain and discomfort from hemorrhoids, we are sure you will love our bidets. So sure in fact that we offer our customers a no non-sense money back guarantee on all of our products. Not satisfied with your Superior Bidet? Just send us the product back and get a 100% refund (less shipping). It’s that easy, it’s that simple. So, go ahead: give Superior Bidet a try and get ready to experience the cleanliness and comfort that only pure water can provide.

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