Treatment of hemorrhoids in pregnancy
If you believe statistics, then literally every second woman during pregnancy gets acquainted with such a disease as hemorrhoids. And only a few of them apply for medical help or independently use funds from hemorrhoids during pregnancy. However, this attitude to one’s health is unacceptable.
After all, the disease does not disappear by itself, but can only develop and cause a lot of trouble. However, some women do not even realize that they have this very unpleasant disease.
Therefore, before talking about the treatment of the disease, you need to talk about the symptoms and causes of hemorrhoids.
What is hemorrhoids and what are its causes?
Previously, it was believed that hemorrhoids – a kind of varicose dilatation of the inferior vena cava, responsible for blood supply to the pelvic organs. However, recent research by scientists has shown that varicose veins during pregnancy have virtually no relation to the occurrence of hemorrhoids.
That is, it can be a concomitant disease, but not the root cause.
Hemorrhoids arise because of overflow of cavernous bodies (venous plexuses located in the rectum). They, when excessively filled with blood turn into hemorrhoids, which cause discomfort, pain and itching in the anus.
Therefore, with confidence, we can say that the absence of varicose veins is not a guarantee that you do not have hemorrhoids.
Overfilling of cavernous bodies can be caused by a variety of reasons:
- Genetic predisposition. If your mom or grandmother (however, the presence of the disease in the relatives of men, too, you need to consider) was hemorrhoids, then the likelihood that you and during pregnancy will manifest this disease.
- Sedentary lifestyle. During pregnancy, many women give up motor activity and try to spend as much time as possible in a sitting or lying position. This causes excessive stagnation of blood in the organs of the small pelvis, which entails overflow of cavernous bodies.
- Constipation during pregnancy. The difficult act of defecation and the related attempts associated with this cause an additional flow of blood to the pelvic organs. As a result, the venous plexus is filled, takes the form of nodes and even falls out and is jammed. However, we’ll talk about the stages of hemorrhoids development a little later. Now it is important to understand that from constipation during pregnancy you need to get rid of.
- Enlargement of the uterus. Strangely enough, but the cause of the appearance of hemorrhoids can become pregnancy itself, more precisely, constantly increasing in size uterus. After all, the fetus develops and grows, and with it the pressure on the intestine and the main blood vessels increases, which, together with the inactive way of life, inevitably leads to the appearance of hemorrhoids.
- Heavy physical exertion and overweight. Even if you refused to lift weights and intense training at the moment when you learned that you are pregnant, this does not mean that you will not have hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, the increased weight of the body leads to the fact that you have to carry weights not worse than the beginning weightlifter. By the way, hemorrhoids are one of the reasons why pregnant women do not want excessive weight gain.