Hemorrhoids are a condition in which veins in the rectal or anal area become swollen and painful and may bleed. Hemorrhoids may occur inside the entrance to the anus (interior hemorrhoids) or outside the entrance to the anus (exterior hemorrhoids). A blot clot (thrombosis) may form in the vein, making the hemorrhoid more painful and sometimes requiring treatment.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Constipation
  • Straining while defecating
  • Discomfort, itching, pain
  • Tender swollen lumps in rectum
  • Bleeding
  • Sensation of fullness
  • Mucus in stool

Causes

Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose veins that simply occur with age. Being constipated or passing large, hard stools may contribute to the formation of hemorrhoids. In most cases, however, there is no obvious cause. In addition to age and constipation, other contributing factors include the following.

  • Family history of hemorrhoids
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Diet low in fiber or fluids

Integrative Medicine Treatment Options

We combine the best of conventional medicine with the best of complementary and alternative therapies to give you optimal results.

Here are some options we use at Alliance Integrative Medicine LOCATED IN Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Acupuncture
  • Medication, Herbal Therapies and Supplements

Our hemorrhoids patients come to us from Loveland, Westchester/Liberty Township, Mason, Indian Hill ande Hyde Park as well as Springdale, Terrace Park, Blue Ash, Finneytown, Reading and from all across the United States.