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Hemorrhoids and Vitamins

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you certainly are not alone, as this condition is very common in both men and women, and it is estimated that about fifty percent of the population will have hemorrhoids once they reach the age of 50, and over 10 million Americans suffer from them daily.

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Hemorrhoids and Vitamins, is there any possible relationship between the two, and can a deficiency of a vitamin or a nutrient be contributing to this very painful condition.

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you certainly are not alone, as this condition is very common in both men and women, and it is estimated that about fifty percent of the population will have hemorrhoids once they reach the age of 50, and over 10 million Americans suffer from them daily.

Hemorrhoids are especially common with pregnancy, as the pressure of the fetus in the abdomen combined with hormonal changes, is putting pressure on the hemorrhoidal vessels, causing them to enlarge.

Hemorrhoids and the pain that they cause can very effectively be treated by what you eat and what you supplement yourself with. Flavonoids, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins C, E and B6, pyridoxine can be a tremendous help in the prevention of this very painful condition.

Most all of us know what hemorrhoids feel like, as most everyone at some point in their lifetime will experience them, even if it is only temporary. And even if only temporary, they can still be very painful.

So what exactly are Hemorrhoids?

There are two basic types of hemorrhoids, Internal and External, and each one of these has two types.

Internal hemorrhoids are usually not painful at all, as the cavity itself lacks the nerve endings to feel any pain. Bleeding of internal forms of hemorrhoids is quite common however, and some internal forms will lead to prolapsed hemorrhoids.

A prolapsed hemorrhoid is an internal form of this condition that protrudes from the anus, again usually not painful, but they can be very irritable in that they itch, burn, and even bleed if severe. Prolapsed hemorrhoids if not treated properly can become inflamed and possibly become external.

External hemorrhoids are the ones that really hurt. Internal straining can push the mild form of this condition outside of the anal cavity, and once it is outside, it can and usually does, become very painful.

The nerves are now exposed and you may experience swelling, an inflamed itching, as well as bleeding.

Once an external hemorrhoid has formed, it may turn into a thrombosed hemorrhoid, meaning that it has now formed a blood clot inside of it. These forms of this condition will now be either blue or purple in color and have formed just under the skin in the veins of either the anus or the rectum.

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