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HERBAL TREATMENT FOR HEMORRHOIDS

Journal of Innovative Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences 01/2010;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of anal pathology. Subsequently, hemorrhoids are blamed for virtually any anorectal complaint by patients and medical professionals. Confusion often arises because the term "hemorrhoid" has been used to refer toboth normal anatomical structures and pathological structures. This article is concerned with the use of herbs in the treatment of hemorrhoidal venous cushions. Hemorrhoidal venous cushions are normal structures of the anorectum and are universally present unless a priorintervention has taken place. Because of their rich vascular supply, highly sensitive location,and tendency to engorge and prolapse, they are common causes of anal pathology Symptoms can range from mildly bothersome, such as pruritus, to quite concerning, such as rectalbleeding, and while it is a common condition diagnosed in clinical practice, many patients are too embarrassed to ever seek treatment. Consequently, the true prevalence of pathologic hemorrhoids is not known. The home treatment of hemorrhoids and the herbal treatment ofhemorrhoids are the alternative of the present surgical methods and its contraindications are discussed.

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