Setting the record straight on almoranas or hemorrhoidal disease
No one wants to talk about Hemorrhoidal disease, commonly known as almoranas, and even
more so, admit that they have one. As a result, various myths on its causes and treatment have
been taken as fact.
Let’s go through some of the most common beliefs on this condition to set the record straight on
1 Almoranas is not a common condition
MYTH. Almoranas is more common than one may think. In fact, three to four adults get it from
time to time. It just seems like no one else has it because it’s rarely talked about due to the
nature of the condition. After all, it’s not really easy to insert the topic of pains in or around the
rectal area in everyday conversation. However, talking about almoranas more openly
normalizes this condition, making people feel less embarrassed about having it.
2 Only old people can have almoranas
MYTH. As people age, the body weakens. This is also true for the veins and tissues around the
anus and rectum, giving way to this common misconception about almoranas. While it is true
that people aged 45-65 are more likely to get almoranas, it is still possible for younger adults to
get it. Things like diet, lifestyle, and physical activity can make a person more or less likely to
developing this condition so staying healthy is key.
Additionally, pregnant women are also more likely to develop almoranas due to the increased
pressure on her abdomen, which can cause veins to swell.
3 Flare-ups are always painful
MYTH. Almoranas can be internal, external, or thrombosed. Internal almoranas occurs inside
the rectum, above the anus. This kind is usually not painful even while defecating but can cause
bleeding. However, external and thrombosed almoranas can cause pain or discomfort, swelling
around the anus, and bleeding as well. When these flare-ups occur, make Diosmin + Hesperidin
(Daflon 1000) your go-to gamot sa almoranas to ease symptoms. For especially severe
episodes, contact a medical professional.
4 Surgery is always needed to treat almoranas
MYTH. Surgery is usually the last resort when it comes to treating almoranas, and is reserved
for especially difficult cases. Doctors would first prescribe conservative, at-home treatments,
tailor fitted to the patient, that include changes in diet, lifestyle, and physical activity. Most of the
time, following these can clear up almoranas without additional medical intervention. If it
doesn’t, consult with your doctor again to know more about further treatment.
5 Spicy food causes almoranas
MYTH. This misconception has been associated with almoranas because defecating after
eating spicy food comes with a burning sensation that is akin to the feeling of anal burning. But
there is no evidence that suggests spicy food causes almoranas.
However, if you do suffer from almoranas, it’s best to avoid spicy food as well as food that can
cause constipation, such as fried or fast foods, red meat, milk and dairy products, and
processed foods. It’s best to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, as well as food high in
fiber like whole wheat bread, pasta, and cereals.
6 You shouldn’t exercise when you have almoranas
MYTH. Understandably, this is one of the most common misconceptions about almoranas.
However, most sports and workouts don’t involve movements that require straining in the rectal
area so, not only is it okay to exercise when you have almoranas, it is highly encouraged. It is
actually one of the best ways to prevent almoranas development and flare-ups.
Weightlifting can add some risk but only if you don’t have proper form. To be safe, make sure to
learn proper form, breathing techniques, and the like from certified coaches if you want to add
weightlifting to your exercise routine.
7 A sedentary lifestyle can cause almoranas
MYTH. While no evidence suggests a sedentary lifestyle or sitting for long periods of time are
causes, other related factors like being overweight and constipated can increase the risk of
Obesity or having excess weight can constrict blood vessels around the anus and colon. At the
same time, eating foods rich in fiber reduces the risk of constipation as it improves digestion and
softens stool, which lessens the risk of almoranas flare-ups.
Some of the best ways to prevent almoranas include maintaining a healthy diet, staying
hydrated, and exercising regularly.
In conclusion, various myths surround almoranas because it is quite embarrassing to talk about.
However, this is a very common condition that affects all kinds of people. Almoranas symptoms
can be treated with specific changes in lifestyle and by taking Diosmin + Hesperidin (Daflon
1000), ang leading na gamot sa almoranas and other venous circulation diseases. Just make
sure to take advice only from medical professionals to know exactly how to deal with your
specific condition because every patient and every case is unique.
Diosmin + Hesperidin is the generic name of Daflon1000.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.