The cause of haemorrhoids
The tissues in the lower part of the colon is called rectum, and it ends with the anus. Both the rectum and anus have many shallow blood vessels.
Haemorrhoids are created when the blood circulation is halted in one of the many vessels and gets inflamed. The blood vessel swells, becomes red and inflamed and starts to bleed.
In the rectum we have mucous membranes, muscles and blood vessels, which all work to control what wants to come out. The walls of the colon are covered in mucous, the same way as the mouth.
The rectum isn’t straight, and when we sit on the toilet it builds a pressure on one part of the colon wall and abrasion is the results. When the stool is collected inside the anus and wants to pass through, it happens that the stool cuts a small hole in the tissue, that fills with blood and swells, the same thing happens when you bite your cheek.
These “internal wounds” get inflamed and swell. When it happens a few times, it will create small piles of excess skin and vessels. These skin piles grows every time they get inflamed and after awhile it becomes what we call haemorrhoids.
When the stool wants to come out and the haemorrhoid is swollen, it starts to pull the haemorrhoid piles towards the anal opening and the haemorrhoid becomes a bigger and longer skin pile.
The sphincters function and its effect
The rectal channel should be able to keep shut and is therefore armed with two closing muscles; where one of them can be controlled. There is also a seal mechanism in the mucous membranes with shallow veins that add to the sealing. When hard stool wants to leave the body and the sphincter tightens, it damages the mucous membranes and the veins swells. During long toilet sessions, the muscles work extra hard and it tears on the body and the rectum region, both internal and external.
The situation for pregnant women
During the third trimester, the body collects extra blood in the basin to feed the baby and prepare for the birth. Increased blood flow can lead to weaker vessel walls in the anus and rectum, which may again result in the creation of haemorrhoids.
And finally, constipation during pregnancy and strained toilet visits are perfect for the development of swollen haemorrhoids in the rectum and anus.
Hemor*Rite is an anatomically designed so that the sphincter in the anus, as natural as possible, will be able to squeeze the internal haemorrhoids against the ice cold Hemor*Rite unit.
- Everybody have haemorrhoids but they don’t develop for everybody.
- The older we get the more common the symptoms are.
- A hard stomach, constipation, low fibre intake, to little exercise and a regular usage of laxative, all influence to the development of haemorrhoids.
- Are you overweight, pregnant or have a job were you sit down most of the time, the pressure on the colon hardens and help the development of haemorrhoids.
- The most common symptom is light/fresh blood in the stool or on the toilet paper and itchiness in and around the anus.
Quick facts about haemorrhoids
- Haemorrhoids are an everyday problem. Approximately 4% of all adults have haemorrhoid symptoms everyday.
- 50% of adults over 50 years are affected by haemorrhoids during their life.
- More than 50% of pregnant women experience haemorrhoids.
- Easy said, haemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the colon and anus that are painful when touched.
- Haemorrhoids are created when blood circulation is halted in one of the many vessels in the anal channel and gets inflamed. The blood vessel swells, becomes red and inflamed and starts to bleed.
- There are internal and external haemorrhoids.