treatment for hemorrhoids
Most people may experience anal discomfort at some point in their Lives, but they
donít talk about it because itís quite an embarrassing topic to discuss. The most
common complain involve pain and itching and in some cases may even involve bleeding.
ďAnal diseases are any abnormalities in anus and the most common anal disease are
hemorrhoids, anal fissure which is a wound in the anus and then fistulas or yung
pigsa na pumutok na hindi gumagaling.Ē
The risk increases especially if you have a poor diet and hygiene. Too much moisture
in your bottom can also lead to itching. But why this anal ailments may temporarily
cause discomfort and soreness. There are many ways to alleviate the situation.
ďOne of the main message is even if this are common condition, this are not life
threatening condition, best to have check up just to make sure. Especially if youíre
at age 40 or 50 or if you have changes the way you move your bowels. ď
What type of food should you eat to avoid anal discomfort ?
What treatment options are available for this kind of medical condition ? All these
and more tonight on medtalk.
Joining us tonight, Dr. Armando Crisostomo a colorectal surgeon at the QualiMed
Health Network. He is also a former president of Philippine College of Surgeons. Also
joining us tonight, Dr. Manuel Francisco Roxas Consultant Director of The Medical
City Colorectal Clinic and the chairman of the Department of Surgery of the Medical
Host : So as colorectal surgeons, you tackled the medical concerns of the rectum and
the anus. So tonight is about anal diseases. What are Anal disease?
Dr. Manuel: Well, there are many diseases can actually affect the anus so we call
them anal diseases because they affect lost and there several very common once for
instance hemorrhoids, fissures and the abscesses and fistulas as well as anal warts.
But other than that there are other condition that should be brought by the attention
of the Doctor also so there are many conditions. So we love them all because we
discussing in a topic like this, in a forum like this.
Host: So before we go to the diseases of the anus and the rectum, let first
understand the function of the rectum and the anus.
Dr. Arman: Well the rectum or the anus considered the terminal portion of the gastro
intestinal track. It is part of the expiratory system. So any excess food or waste
materials that our body ingest and no longer needs are expelled to the very important
part of the anatomy called the anus or rectum. And here usually, as we become adults
the stools which form part of the waste materials become somewhat solid in character.
And in children or babies we have not developed that ability to voluntarily expel the
contents of the rectum but as we get older we developed that capability to be able to
detect whether weíre going to passed out gas, or whether going to passed out
something very soft, or we have some diarrhea or whether what is going to come out in
solid. So an appropriate time our anus or rectum is very sensitive organ in itself.
Because itís able to distinguish whether youíre going to pass gas, liquid or solid
tools at appropriate time. So it gives you this signals which are processed by your
brain so at an appropriate time youíll go to the comfort room to expel yourself. Just
imagine if you put a mixture of air, water and the solid in your hand. Can your hand
be able to expel air only, liquid only your hand cannot do that but they say anus and
rectum can do that. So that how important that portion of the anatomy.
Host : So people realize how important it is
Dr Manuel: They will realize it when they get older, when they aged. One of the most
important structures of the anus is the muscle. It allows you to either you hold it
when you donít want it to go or to release it. And if thereís weakening in the
muscles people will notice that they canít hold it as well anymore so it called
incontinence. The function of the rectum is to store these things. If you donít want
to release it, it allows you to store it. And then its releases it in one nice go.
Without that function people will just go constantly and it doesnít have that
satisfying expulsion that the muscle of rectum provides. So very complex and
fascinating organ also at least.
Host: And because itís very complex, very fascinating would like learn more about it.
And these diseases or the pain and irritation come because of certain medical
conditions that are brought about by maybe controlling it or maybe releasing it too
much. Letís go now to the diseases that cause anal pain and probably irritation and
discomfort. What among the common diseases that should we tackle first?
Dr Arman: Maybe the most common we have worldwide the hemorrhoids.
Host: Letís start with hemorrhoids, what exactly are hemorrhoids. How do they form
and which part of the anus is affected?
Dr. Arman: Well, every one of us even as newborn we weíre born with certain tissues
in our anal rectal area which try to cushion the expulsion of the fatal material. Now
because of the certain pee disposing condition like poor bowel habits in which you
have to little fiber in your diet or you tend to be constipated or you strain too
much as you move your bowels, these cushion slide down it become somewhat in flame.
And inside this cushion are certain blood vessels also. So that when this blood
vessel slides down some of them get traumatized and they result in some symptoms like
bleeding. Now in general we have 3 types of hemorrhoids; we have the external
hemorrhoids which is found outside and this is only sensitive and therefore the main
symptom of these hemorrhoids is pain. The second type of hemorrhoids are more of the
internal hemorrhoid and these are the blood vessel are located so when you have
internal hemorrhoid, these are the one that presents bleeding. If you have both its
called the mixed hemorrhoids, so these patient will have mixed hemorrhoid it will
feel something bulging out when they have particularly difficult bowel movement and
then sometimes they also have bleeding as well. So depending whether you have
hemorrhoid that is located externally, internally or mixed one that will determine
the kind symptom that you will present.
Host: You mention that it is common.
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