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How Do I Get Rid of Internal Hemorrhoids?

Posted on October 23, 2023

If you want to get rid of internal hemorrhoids, it’s important to understand why you develop this condition, plus how we can prevent or treat it. Let’s explore together.

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Lying inside the rectum, these swollen vessels aren’t visible, and you can’t usually feel them, but they can lead to symptoms including:  

Bleeding with bowel movements. While painless, you may notice a bit of blood, usually bright red in color, on your toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.

A prolapsed hemorrhoid, meaning the swollen vessels has pushed through the opening of your anus, leading to irritation and pain.

What are the causes?

The veins surrounding your anus may stretch and swell or bulge when they face pressure. And that pressure could come from:

Straining to pass a bowel movement.

Extended periods of sitting, particularly when sitting on the toilet.

Chronic constipation or diarrhea.



Anal intercourse.

Following a diet that’s low in fiber.

Lifting heavy items with frequency.

Preventing internal hemorrhoids

The best way to get rid of internal hemorrhoids is to prevent them from forming. And the best way to do that is to make sure your bowel movements pass easily. To that end, you can eat high-fiber foods including whole-grains, fruits and veggies.  Aim to drink between six and eight glasses of liquid each day (water is best) and, if diet alone isn’t helping you pass stool, consider adding fiber supplements to the mix.

Then, when you feel the need to pass your bowels, avoid straining or pushing with effort. Also, make sure to engage in regular exercise, since regular movement can help you maintain and stay at your optimal weight, while also encouraging additional fluid intake.

How Can I Get Rid of Internal Hemorrhoids? Choose HAE in Georgia

When diet and lifestyle measures fail to prevent internal hemorrhoids, and you’re not ready, willing or able to undergo surgical treatment, hemorrhoid artery embolization is a great way to get rid of your problem! Ideal for patients with grade 1 to 3 internal hemorrhoids, this minimally invasive treatment option is performed as an out-patient procedure without general anaesthesia or an overnight hospital stay.

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