Is It Almoranas?
How can you tell if you have almoranas? Here are some things to watch out for.
Almoranas or hemorrhoidal disease is a condition where increased pressure on the veins in the lower area of the rectum and anus weaken the muscles and connective tissues around it causing them to distend or swell due to the internal pressure.
Given the nature of this disease, it becomes difficult or awkward to discuss openly. However, it’s more common than you might think. Studies show that almoranas is actually very common in both men and women. In fact, most people may get it by the time they’re 50 years old.
Who’s more prone to getting almoranas?
Some people are more prone to it than others due to their lifestyle, age, or current conditions. While people of all ages can get almoranas, individuals between the ages of 45-65 are more prone to it because the the body ages, veins and tissues around the anus and rectum weaken as well.
Overweight or obese people are also more prone to getting it because the added weight on the abdominal area can increase the pressure that constrict veins and blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum. Additionally, pregnant women are also at risk for almoranas, especially during the third trimester of their pregnancy or right after childbirth, for similar reasons. Lastly, people who regularly lift heavy weights, those who have low-fiber diets, those who deal with chronic constipation and diarrhea are also at higher risk of developing almoranas.
That being said, almoranas really is a pretty common condition. So here are the kinds and the symptoms to watch out for for each:
From the name itself, this kind of almoranas is on the inside of your rectum. Luckily, internal hemorrhoids aren’t usually painful and don’t exhibit much symptoms, which is why it usually goes unnoticed. Just make sure to keep a look out for blood on toilet paper after wiping, on your stool, or even on the toilet bowl. This is what’s called rectal bleeding and will need the attention of a professional.
This kind is found under the skin outside your anus. Since this area generally has more pain-sensing nerves, this type of almoranas can become quite uncomfortable. Symptoms to watch out for are:
- Itching of the anal area
- Sore lumps near the anus that are tender to the touch
- Pain in the anal area, especially when sitting down
- Rectal bleeding
When blood pools from external hemorrhoids and forms a clot, it can lead to thrombosed hemorrhoids. While the most uncomfortable of the three, thrombosed hemorrhoids are not really cause for alarm. These are the symptoms to look out for:
- Severe pain around the anal area
- A hard lump around the anus that can be purple or blue in color
- Swelling and inflammation
Generally, hemorrhoidal disease or almoranas isn’t cause for concern and may go away on its own or even prevented by making these key lifestyle changes:
- Adapt a high-fiber diet. Fiber loosens and softens stool, while also increasing its bulk, making it easier to pass.
- Stay well-hydrated. Being hydrated lowers the risk of constipation, which can trigger an episode or further aggravate an already uncomfortable almoranas flare up.
- Exercise regularly. Since people who are overweight are more prone to almoranas, regular exercise can counter that. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day is ideal because it promotes healthy blood flow while also aiding in weight loss.
At the same time, when almoranas flare ups do occur, here are some home remedies you can try to help ease the pain:
- Consider helpful medicine. When the discomfort of an almoranas episode becomes unbearable, take Diosmin + Hesperidin (Daflon 1000), ang leading na gamot sa almoranas and other other venous circulation diseases. Made specifically for almoranas, drinking Daflon is one of the best ways you can deal with a flare up.
- Take breaks throughout the day. If you’ve noticed you’ve been sitting around too much, take a break by standing up and maybe even taking a walk for 5-10 minutes to relieve tension on the affected area.
- Use a cold compress. Cold compresses are used to reduce pain and swelling of almoranas as well. Just make sure to wrap it in cloth and apply it while you’re lying on your stomach to avoid any further discomfort. Apply it several times a day, but only for 15 minutes at a time.
Most importantly, know when to call your doctor. While lifestyle changes and home remedies can help ease the discomfort of almoranas symptoms, it may not be enough to make it go away completely. In these cases, call your doctor for personalized advice on how to treat your almoranas.
Diosmin + Hesperidin is the generic name of Daflon1000.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.