Varicose Veins And Itching

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I stop varicose veins from itching?
    Six years ago I injured my thigh. The injury healed but it left a cluster of varicose veins on the inside of my thigh. They never bothered me until a few days ago. Now they are itching like crazy and the itching is spreading to the whole thigh. The thigh sometimes feels real stiff too. What can I do to make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Vericose Veins don't itch - It is your skin that is itching. Do not use soap. Bathe with a foaming bath gel with a conditioning agent every night. Then, put a good lotion like Vaseline Intensive Care, Nivea, or Aveno on your skin every night. It will condition your skin while you sleep. The stiffness in the skin of your thigh is caused by soap. If it is the physical joint that feels still, you need more exercise.

  2. QUESTION:
    legs are itching and I dont know if its cause by varicose veins.If it is.Is there any treatment that will help?
    I have varicose veins I had a surgery about 2 years ago.I don't know if that has anything to do with it.If this is the cause is there anything I can do about it.Have no insurance right now so im looking for a home treatment.Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      For itchy skin-use Oil of Oregano diluted with olive oil-works wonderfully-I get mine from OreganoWorld.com for oz. My daughter gets hers from NOW for oz. cures Candida, strep throat, fungus rashes, ear infections. A medicine cabinet in a bottle. And, just this last week I found out it cures/helps me with allergies. I put full strength-not diluted in a size 0 gel cap from health food store and take 1 or 2 times a day with food. My nose might run-but, no raging headaches/sinus that send me to bed for a day or more. If its windy-I start to feel like an attack is coming on-I run fill a cap with this oil take a few crackers-its strong-and, Iam fine. But, it cured me of an itchy rash I had for 14 months-kaiser dermatologists w/biopsy couldn't cure me, But, due to much prayer-I got my answer-and, you have it now.
      Read up on this miraculous oil. The best of life to you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips for painful Varicose Veins during pregnancy?
    We are almost 28 weeks along and the varicose veins on my right leg is starting to give me some discomfort that occasionally developes into pain.

    I'll be seeing my Doctor on Monday so I'll discuss with her then but in the meantime, any suggestions will be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,Thanx for asking this question! I'm 18 weeks along and have varicose veins on my right leg and they are itching and aching alot, I see my doctor on monday 2. will be interesting to find out what I can do to better it!

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I get the little red veins out of my nose?
    I have those little varicose vein looking things at the base of my nostril. I've been told that they're little broken capillaries from blowing my nose too hard, and from rubbing it too hard when it itches. Right now I just cover them up with makeup, but I was wondering if there is some kind of procedure, or home remedy to help make them go away. Thanks :0)

    • ANSWER:
      stop rubbing your nose and blowing it so hard.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you treat varicose veins?
    Ever since I was pregnant I got spider and varicose veins. I also have a sit down job which does not help. They never really were more than a cosmetic thing but now they are itching bad and my legs ache! Is there a non surgical treatment anyone knows of??

    • ANSWER:
      crepe bandage, and if required medicines. Keep the legs up while sleeping

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get Reid of spider veins with out laser or surgery?
    I don't want to get surgery but I have some veins on the side and back of my legs. I do stand alot and do try to walk durning my day. I want to know if any women out there has tried any products that work. I've heard of vitamin k and compresson socks. I just want to be able to wear shorts with out feeling like I have ugly legs. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been taking this herbal blend for about 1 year and it has dimished the appearance of my spider veins...I love this product.

      Read this information:
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  7. QUESTION:
    WHAT ARE SOME DANGER SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN VENOUS ULCERS?
    My husband is scared of the doctor however did go in to find that these growths from his groin all the way down his leg are in fact Varicose veins.. He has had ulcers on his legs for over 8mo now & the itching has increased severely.. Only the itching is all over his body. T ulcers themselves look as if they are infected with gain green or something along those lines. What do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      He will have to have IV antibiotics and extensive wound care. These days, those areas not infected, can close with a wound vacuum, and these sometimes need a special(looks like an IV) solution onto the wound to speed up healing. The others will require an open approach since they are infected. So a time or two in surgery to clean out the wound so healing can take place. Another problem that can happen is compartment syndrome. That would require surgery to relieve pain. So he has a long timeline ahead of him but should heal.

      To get this thing to heal properly he has to have enough protein in his system. So that is a number on a blood test. He will be expected to drink many cans of supplements. May even require a "white" IV which is, TPN, Total Protein Nutrition.

      Such a complicated wound care scenario is common in people who are diabetic. So that would be checked too. So you have to consider that he may need to do a lifestyle change if this is present. You would have to change your lifestyle as well.

      You would also want to know if his circulation is compromised. Seems likely too.

      Wouldn't surprise me if he was in the hospital for 2-3 months. This kind of thing can be dangerous if it becomes seriously infected, would affect his heart valves. So you buy this tiny artificial Christmas tree and take it to him. You will need to learn to do the bills and such while he is not home.

  8. QUESTION:
    how do I get my spider veins to go away?
    I have all of these ridiculous little spider veins on my calf muscles and they only seem to be getting worse. I'm only 19 and I'm not overweight so I don't understand why I am getting them. Anyone have any household remedies I could try? Or anything else?
    Thank you ( :

    • ANSWER:
      If you look in your telephone book you will probably find a specialist that can get rid of them. We have a vein clinic in our area and a Specialist that does other things along with spider veins. She also uses lasers but its probably according to where the spider veins are located.
      Sometimes it is covered by insurance but sometimes not as many times it is considered cosmetic problem.

      My sister had it done on her legs and they just used tiny needles and injected saline (salt) solution into each tiny spider vein and they then disappear. She said it didn't hurt it was just a tiny sting. She didn't have to wrap her legs or do anything and wasn't told to walk (You only do those things for VARICOSE VEINS which are the deep veins that stick out or look like lumps on your legs when you have them)

      I also have spider veins and I was told by someone that I should dip a cloth in warmed vinegar and put it on the veins for about 15 minutes as that would make them disappear after a few weeks. I have way to many spider veins all over my thighs and legs to try this so I haven't bothered. I would try it if I just had a few patches.

      I was also told to take Vitamin E by mouth and to rub Vitamin E on the area as that would thin the blood out in that area and cause them to disappear. I have thin blood already so can't use Vitamin E, but if I didn't I would try it.
      (CAUTION- I would try rubbing a tiny amount of the Vitamin E on the inside of one of your wrist for 24 hours to make sure you aren't allergic to it before rubbing it on your veins as a few people are allergic to Vitamin E. If you notice redness, swelling, itching or blisters on your wrist, then you are allergic and shouldn't use it and should wash it off with soap and water, dry the area and apply an over the counter antibiotic cream)

      I am much much older than you and I have so many spider veins that I haven't worn a swin suit in years and I love the water and live near the beach, so when I have the money I do want to have my veins done.

      Good luck and hope some of these ideas work for you.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a collapsed vein? What are the causes, symptoms and treatment?
    I would like to know what a collapsed vein is, what are the causes, the main symptoms and the treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      A collapsed vein is pretty much what is says on the tin. It is a vein (a vessel which carries blood) which has lost the tension in it's walls and has collapsed- (or if you imagine veins as tunnels- a cave in). In itself it is not harmful at all as there are always other veins to pick up the slack from the collapsed vein.

      It is usually caused by trauma- most commonly repeated injections. So is common in long stay hospital patients who are getting several cannulas put in their veins over weeks and weeks. It is typically little old ladies with very thin and weak veins who are most susceptable to having them collapse though it can occur in anyone that gets needles in them frequent enough!

      Another cause is peripheral vascular disease. This would be varicose veins in the leg- where there are valve defects within the veins, the reduced blood flow and increased pressure in the veins will cause them to distend and may make them collapse. Varicose veins are typically unsightly and itchy.

      There are usually no symptoms of a collapsed vein but it depends where it is and how big it is. - there might be a bit of pain, or a bruise around the site of the problem and a bit of itching.

      They usually dont need any treatment other than avoiding sticking needles in them for a few weeks after the collapse. Veins naturally heal themselves. For vascular disease the best venous treatments involve compression stockings, leg elevation and fluid management. There are a few surgeries for venous disease such as placing stents but this would only be in very severe disease and is quite uncommon for veins to get very bad.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do my legs itch when i stand for long?
    Everytime i'm at the mall, watching this entertainment painter or whatever, my legs start to itch because i stand idle. Is it normal, how can i prevent it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be the beginnings of varicose veins or bad circulation. Try not to stand too long. Move your legs if you have to stand or sit for long periods. This increases the circulation.

  11. QUESTION:
    Women: Do your stretch marks ever itch profusely? How about the beginning of varicose veins?

    Eliza 123- what is bio lotion?
    Eliza 123- what is bio lotion?

    • ANSWER:
      no actually, the reason you have stretch marks is because you are growing faster than your body can keep up with. its not in your genes. i have them and my mom never did.

      ususally they are itchy but if you don't scratch them and put bio-oil on the stretch marks they will eventually go away.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I stop varicose veins from itching, & how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Rutin is supposed to help.

  13. QUESTION:
    what could be this dry skin on my eye brow?
    for the past few months now, a small patch of skin gets flakey peels off, drys up, gets flakey and on and on. no itching. I usually just peel it off, and ignore it, but i figured i would look for some suggestions to make it go away. home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      The Dry Skin.
      The fact that you have dry skin in just one location means that the blood supply to that area is being restricted. A constricted artery.

      Our skin is totally renewed within a 3-5 week time period. With fresh blood, new cells grow underneath and the old skin cells are pushed up, out and off. Your skin is not being fed which means new cell growth is slowed which means that your existing skin has to remain longer than normal and so, it dries out.

      Our blood vessels, arteries and the veins, plus our nerves all exist within our muscles. They are all supposed to be “embedded safely inside” our muscle’s springy fibres.

      When a muscle is damaged then for self-protection, it “contracts and tightens”, it “seizes”. When a “muscle seizes” then in effect, it “solidifies” and our arteries and nerves become squashed within, while our veins are pushed out to the surface causing “varicose veins”.

      This link is a diagram
      http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/manaylor/YouAreNotFat/VaricoseVeinsandConstrictedArteries.jpg

      Our arteries become “squashed within the muscle” and the pressure constricts our flow of blood.

      This problem can be easily fixed but first, you need to know that “Exercise is BAD for seized muscles” so, don’t do any.

      For more detailed information visit my blog entitled; “Wrinkles, Loose Skin, Dead Skin, Deep Lines and Cellulite. All Caused by Seized Muscles” http://fitnessnothealth.wordpress.com/category/wrinkles-loose-skin-dead-skin-deep-lines-and-cellulite/

      For (non-product) treatment advice visit my blog entitled; “Seized Muscles – What Can You Do? www.fitnessnothealth.wordpress.com

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for Horse Chestnut pills to improve the appearance of Vericrose Veins?
    I'd like to get some idea of how long it will take before i see improvement. I've taken about two a day for the last week. I'm sixteen, 115 pounds and I am very active, if any of this makes a difference.

    Any suggestions on dosage?

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken horse chestnut and grapeseed before, and after a couple weeks, I really did notice a difference! I have really bad varicose veins behind my knees, and spider veins as well. The varicose veins seemed a lot lighter after I was taking horse chestnut pills. The only thing is, I wasn't able to take it in the morning or empty stomach because it made me feel nauseous. I would suggest maybe taking it before bed.

      But, be cautious:
      "When properly processed, horse chestnut seed extract contains little or no esculin and is considered generally safe. However, the extract can cause some side effects, including itching, nausea, or gastrointestinal upset."

      So that would explain my nausea! Yeah, so it should not contain esculin. Follow the directions on the bottle, and if you notice any side effects, lower the dosage.

      Hope it works for you! I think I will continue taking it again..

  15. QUESTION:
    My legs especially thighs do itch a lot when I go for a walk or run in the morning. Any reason for that?
    When I go for a walk in the morning, sometimes my legs especially my thighs do itch. Why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      The condition that your describing is referred to as 'pruritus' which is itchy skin. There are many causes of such a condition and my suggestion is to contact your doctor and get a referral to a dermatologist. The most common condition is inflammation of the skin 'psoriasis' or 'dermatitis', both of which can be treated (not cured) by lotions and creams (i.e. E45).
      However, internal itching can also indicate internal conditions often not associated, these can concern the liver or kidneys. This is why consultation with a doctor is necessary. Do not be concerned immediately, it is often less serious than first assumed. There is varicose veins, caused by relaxed and sometimes weak veins that present as itchy or heavy legs. As your condition seems to worsen post-exercise.
      Good Luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any preventative measures when it comes to varicose veins?
    Because they are just starting to bother me, and I already want to itch my legs to shreds...
    Also - I'm not getting the little spider ones...but the big rope-y blue ones.

    I'm only 35, but I also have a connective tissue disorder - so I'm not sure what I should do...anything I can do to control the throbbing and itching though?

    Also - If I have them removed, are more going to pop up in its place like dandelions?

    Just wondering...

    • ANSWER:
      I would seriously consider surgery having them removed, they will not pop up like dandelions.
      They can actually rupture and hemorrhage.

      Witnessed 100's of women go through the procedure.

  17. QUESTION:
    how long after having a baby until hemorrhoids disappear?
    Just the word hemorrhoid grosses me out so I have not sought medical advice about this. However, my daughter is now 5 months old, and it still feels like my intestine is sticking out down there because the hemorrhoid is so large. It is ALWAYS irritated. I use Witch Hazel, I've used Prep. H, I use Hydrocortisone...I am at a loss. It never stops itching and burning, and it bleeds every time I eliminate.
    Any advice? How long after baby do they typically disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      They don't really ever go away because the skin is already stretched. They are considered like varicose veins but in that area instead

  18. QUESTION:
    Why does my skin itch everytime I get out of the shower?
    Everytime i get out the shower my skin is VERY itchy. And it will last until my skin is competly dry. Usully about 10 or 15 minutes. I used a store bought cream for extra dry skin, that i apply right when i get out and usully one other time through out the day, b/c i thought it was dry skin, but that doesnt help. I also use soap for sensative skin. Nothing is working. Any idea as to what might help, or what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      HI TJ

      It's an internal issue.

      Cause
      Itch is caused by various germs or bacteria trying to clean the body through the pores of the skin (instead of through the kidneys and the bowels) resulting in formation of pustules or rashes accompanied by intense itching.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Instructions: For itch and other skin problems, use a fomentation over the irritated area made with chickweed tea and/or plantain, burdock root, Oregon grape root, and echinacea--covered with plastic. Or, bathe the area with the tea a number of times during the day. Chickweed or plantain ointment is an aid for small outbreaks. Drink a cup of the tea two or three times or more a day. To each cup of the tea you drink add three to six drops of tincture of lobelia.

      A wonderful aid to relieve cases of dermatitis is found in the walnut family, using black walnut hulls or leaves or bark (Juglans nigra), English walnut (Juglans regia), or butternut (Juglans cinerea). Treat the skin malfunctions the same as above.

      Take one ounce of powdered golden seal root and mix thoroughly with nine ounces of linseed oil. Use the medicinal linseed oil from the health food store or drug store; DO NOT use linseed oil from the paint store or hardware store--apply freely, externally. Use as an oral aid white poplar bark (Populus tremutoides--also known as quaking aspen), one cup three times a day.

      For the most severe cases of skin diseases in the advanced stage, use a combination we have called Bone, Flesh and Cartilage combination, internally and externally. Repeat procedure. Make a tea of the following herbs: six parts oak bark, three parts marshmallow root, three parts mullein herb, two parts wormwood, one part lobelia, one part skullcap, six parts comfrey root, three parts walnut bark (or leaves) and three parts gravel root. Soak the combined herbs in distilled water (at the rate of one ounce of the combined herbs to the pint of distilled water) for four to six hours, simmer thirty minutes (do not boil), strain and then simmer the liquid down to one-half its volume. Example: One gallon of tea simmered down to two quarts of tea, which is called "concentrated" tea. Soak flannel, cotton, or any white material other than synthetic--never use synthetic--wrap fomentation (soaked cloth) around the malfunction area and cover with plastic or wax paper, leave on all night six days a week and for as many weeks as needed until relief appears. Then continue a week or two for severe cases. Drink one fourth cup of finished concentrated tea with three-fourths cup of distilled water three times or more each day.

      2.Plantain and Yellow Dock: Make a strong tea of equal parts of plantain and yellow dock , and bathe the affected area frequently as a wash.

      3.Itch Ointment: See formula using burdock root, olive oil and bee's wax.

      4.Black Walnut: Black walnut tincture can be applied on itching skin. This works especially well if the irritation is due to a fungus or similar invasion. One ounce of powdered golden seal root mixed with nine ounces of pure, food-grade linseed oil (not paint store linseed oil) can be applied externally with good results. White poplar bark tea should be taken internally.

      5.Poke: The skin is an indicator of toxicity in the body. Poke is a good remedy for skin problems. It is also good for "the itch" in cases of scabies. Anytime you have skin which doesn't eliminate properly along with vitiated blood, you can well use Poke. It is said to be a great eliminator of toxins out of the system. Usually the glands are not performing properly in these conditions so the herb works on both areas. It is often used in chronic eczema, syphilitic eruptions, psoriasis, varicose veins and leg ulcers.

      6.Plantain: Plantain bruised, or juiced in a juicer, and placed over the sting or bite will generally bring relief within a short time. The pain and itch will cease and the swelling will leave.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  19. QUESTION:
    Can someone please tell me what causes varicose eczema?
    Has anyone ever got rid of it or does a person have it for life. My husband is suffering really badly with it, and even anti-histamine doesn't work that well. He has various creams from the doc.
    I really can't understand why he has got this complaint, as he never sits down hardly. His job keeps him running about on his feet all the time, and when he was younger, and he is not yet 40, he used to be a cross country runner.
    km_foo1977.....Varicose eczema is not the same as ordinary eczema.

    • ANSWER:
      Varicose, now often called stasis eczema, is I agree usually more common in mare elderly and inactive patients. It is thought to be due to vein leakage leaving waste material in the tissues. This causes the skin to itch and break down, usually in the lower leg and ankle areas.

      The problem is under the skin, which is why topical preparations are not as useful as in other types of eczema. Antihistamines don't affect the condition at all, but may reduce the itch.

      The condition can progress to ulceration, and if the vessel leak allows red cells to escape the leg can become 'rusty'.

      Classical treatments involve compression and elevation, unfortunately this is often not all that successful.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a horrible itch on my legs and i have varicose veins?
    It is horrible my dad is the one with it and his legs are red red from scratching and he is scarred and he can't handle it anymore what can we do for him?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Could the horrible itching i've been having on my legs be caused by nerves?
    Everytime i get nervous or angry my legs start itching horribly and i though nerves could be what's causing it. what do u think?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like what i have , maybe it's varicose veins.

  22. QUESTION:
    Im pregnant and i have brown spot around the side of my inner thigh and its itching?
    and it burns when scratched but the area it turning brown. what should I do to take it away?

    • ANSWER:
      mz.kay !
      Changes in the skin are common during pregnancy. Many of the changes are caused by the higher levels of hormones during pregnancy. For example:

      * You may notice a darkening or redness of skin in some places.
      * Stretch marks may develop from your increase in weight.
      * Your skin may itch and become red.
      * Small flaps of skin called skin tags may form.
      * Hair may grow on the face or chest.
      * Spider veins or varicose veins may develop.
      The higher levels of hormones and stretching skin during pregnancy, especially over your abdomen, and on your thighs can cause itching. The palms of your hands and soles of your feet may also become red and itchy. The best treatment is to use a moisturizer after bathing and several times throughout the day. Use only gentle soaps to wash your hands or clean your skin, and avoid hot showers or baths that can dry your skin. The itching usually goes away after delivery. Try not to get too hot, since heat rash can make the itching worse.

      Talk with your healthcare provider if:

      * The itching keeps you awake.
      * You have a rash.
      * You have nausea, vomiting, less appetite, and are more tired than usual.

      For more information visit my free website
      http://pregnancyguidelines.blogspot.com/2008/03/ab-exercises-during-pregnancy_12.html
      http://www.pregnancy-guidelines.com
      http://www.acnecureinformation.com

  23. QUESTION:
    I am having left shoulder pain under the blade and a dry skin area need some help.?
    I am having pain behind my left shoulder blade. It feels like it itches then a burning feeling. Really hurts when I lay on my back. Also under my left breast is a dry patch of skin. The only place on my body that has dry skin. Any ideas what is wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      1.The itching and dry skin are both symptoms of a constricted artery.
      2.The burning sensation and the pain when you lie down are symptoms of a squashed nerve.

      All 4 of your symptoms; pain, itching, burning and dry skin all have the same cause; “a seized muscle”. And judging by your description, the muscle in question is the “serratus anterior”. This muscle connects to our ribs at the front, under the breast and it wraps around our body and connects to the ribs at our back under the shoulder blade.

      Our blood vessels, arteries and the veins, plus our nerves all exist within our muscles. They are all supposed to be “embedded safely inside” our muscle’s springy fibres.

      When a muscle is damaged then for self-protection, it “contracts and tightens”, it “seizes”. When a “muscle seizes” then in effect, it “solidifies” and our arteries and nerves become squashed within, while our veins are pushed out to the surface causing “varicose veins”.

      The following link is a diagram.
      http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/manaylor/YouAreNotFat/VaricoseVeinsandConstrictedArteries.jpg

      1.Our arteries become “squashed within the muscle” and the pressure constricts our flow of blood.

      The Itching.
      When an artery is being squashed and blood flow reduced, we experience “numbness” as the area lacking in blood, “goes to sleep”. When the blood comes flooding back then we get the “tingling” of “pins and needles” as the area refills with blood.

      We experience an “intense itching” if our blood supply has been blocked for a prolonged period of time and then it releases. This sensation comes as tiny, “empty”, blood capillaries refill with blood and although irritating, it is in fact a good sign of returning blood but it is also evidence of a constricted artery.

      The Dry Skin.
      The fact that you have dry skin in just one location means that the blood supply to that area is being restricted. Again, a constricted artery.

      Our skin is totally renewed within a 3-5 week time period. With fresh blood, new cells grow underneath and the old skin cells are pushed up, out and off. Your skin is not being fed which means new cell growth is slowed which means that your existing skin has to remain longer than normal and so it dries out.

      2.Our nerves become “squashed within the muscle” and the pressure causes at first, a burning sensation then an ache and finally, pain.

      The Burning
      When seized muscles “squeeze” our nerves, then it burns or we ache.

      The Pain
      When seized muscles “squash” our nerves, then we feel pain.
      When you lie down the nerve becomes squashed within and you have the pain.

      This problem can be easily fixed but first, you need to know that “Exercise is BAD for seized muscles”, so don’t do any.

      For (non-product) treatment advice visit my blog entitled; “Seized Muscles – What Can You Do?" www.fitnessnothealth.wordpress.com

  24. QUESTION:
    I think I have varicose veins on my legs?
    Well im 16 and there are really dark purple veins that are popping out on my legs, and some are big and some are small most are on my thighs and my calfs but i just found one on my ankle.... should i be worried, since im young?

    • ANSWER:
      16 is a little young for actual vericose veins, however, it is common in women.

      Visable viens are not the same as varicose viens, and sometimes when we are active they become more noticable. Chances are, you do not have varicose veins, just visable ones.

      Does anyone else in your family have vericose viens? Do you have blood pressure problems or diabetes? Do you have a congenital heart problem? Are you pregnant? Are you overweight? Do you stand for long periods of time? Do your legs feel heavy or painful, or have swelling or discoloration around the ankles?

      Varicose viens can sometimes itch, but don't scratch since they are also prone to developing skin sores.

      Vericose viens are cause by poor circulation in the veins due to the vien valves not working properly. This can allow blood to travel both ways within the viens, causes blood pooling and clots. Veins can get irritated, blocked, or rupture (severe cases).

      For a mild case, keep your legs elevated some when you sleep. Avoid stading for long periods of time, or sitting with your legs crossed or underneath you. If you take long trips, stop every few hours and take a brief walk.

      If your legs are heavy or painful, see a doctor. If you have symptoms of a possible blood clot (which can travel within the veinous system of the body) passing into your lungs (weird heart beat, fast shallow breathing, dizziness, chest pain, etc), go to a doctor as soon as possible.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are these the reasons for darkening of my eye surroundings?
    I dont watch tv or spend long hours in front of computer.But i surf through my phone late hours at night.And also i do late night study because i really cannot getup early for studying my subjects.I usually sleep 6-7 hours/day. Is it ok? The question is How can i stop the darkening?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about eyelids, below your eye, like raccoon eye?

      If so, this may be caused by allergies. Could be your makeup, foods, perfumes, air fresheners, laundry detergent etc.

      Is this recent? If so, try to think if there is something new you've added to your diet or surroundings. Laundry detergent is fairly common.

      Here is an article on several reasons this might be happening. Hope this helps!

      "Dark Circles Under the Eyes
      Possible Causes:

      Black or dark circles under or around the eyes can be caused by many different factors. Most people inherit the tendency for dark circles. The following are the most common causes of those unattractive dark circles.

      HEREDITY: Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin, also an inherited trait, the darker the circles appear.
      EXPOSURE TO SUN: Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes. People get suntans because exposure to the sun increases the natural pigmentation of the skin and draws that pigmentation to the surface. The same principle applies to the skin under the eyes.
      ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, ECZEMA: Any condition that you have that causes your eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles under the eyes because rubbing or scratching the skin can darken the skin. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.
      MEDICATIONS: Any medications that you are taking that causes blood vessels to dilate, can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increase blood flow shows through the skin.
      NUTRITION: The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balance diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes.
      FATIGUE, lack of sleep: A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.
      PREGNANCY and MENSTRUATION: The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation, which again allows the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.
      AGE: If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

      NATURAL REMEDIES:

      Tea Bag Treatment: Try applying a cold compress of rosemary tea to increase circulation, which helps reduce swelling around the eyes. Make tea by bringing a half-cup of fresh rosemary and a quart of water to a boil. Steep for 20 minutes, then strain and chill. Soak a washcloth in the tea, ring out extra liquid anal place over eyes for 15 to 20 minutes, once a day, as needed.

      Acupressure: Another circulation-boosting treatment is acupressure. This is an easy exercise that you can also do every day. Close your eyes and gently press your ring finger underneath one eye, moving from the inside corner to the outside corner. Do this 10 to 15 times. Then repeat on the other eye.

      Cold compress: Close your eyes and cover them with a cold washcloth for about five minutes. Repeat several times throughout the day. That will help constrict your blood vessels, minimizing darkness, and it may help minimize tissue swelling and eliminate some of the darkness.

      Moisturizer: To minimize the appearance of bags, plump up skin with moisturizer, one that contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage and supports collagen production; licorice (or fennel) extract, an anti-inflammatory; and stabilized oxygen, a form of hydrogen peroxide that promotes circulation.

      Diet: Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, drink plenty of water (eight 8-ounce glasses daily), and avoiding alcohol, coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks also go a long way in preventing bags, circles and wrinkles.

      Spread on the sunscreen. Use a sunscreen especially made for the face with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, but preferably 20, "all day every day," to keep the sun's rays from darkening the skin under your eyes.

      Eight hours of sleep is a must for all of us, especially for people having dark circles under their eyes.

      Freeze some parsley in ice cubes. Use the parsley cubes instead of eye creams to diminish dark circles and puffiness. Parsley is packed with chlorophyll which helps fade darkness, while the ice cubes reduce the swelling.

      Potato/Cucumber combinations are helpful.
      Close your eyes and cover eyelids with slices of raw potato or cucumber for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a cream.
      Grate a cucumber, squeeze to take out its juice and refrigerate. Make a mixture of lemon juice, lanolin cream and cucumber juice and apply around the eye for 10-15 minutes.
      Dip some cotton in a 1:1 mixture of potato and cucumber juices. Put the cotton on your eyelids and keep for 20 minutes. Wash your eyes with cold water.

      Lemon/Tomato combinations are helpful.
      Apply a mixture of lemon and tomato juice(equal parts) on the black circles 2 times a day.
      Make a paste out of the following:
      1 tsp. tomato juice,
      1/2 tsp. lemon juice,
      a pinch of turmeric powder, and
      1 tsp. of flour.
      Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.

      Apply a paste of turmeric powder with pineapple juice for dark circles under the eyes.

      Apply crushed mint around the eye.

      Massage with almond oil under and around eyes at bed time daily for 2 weeks and see the improvement. Almond helps to remove dark circles, and is an excellent "skin food".

      Vitamin E Rub the area with a powdered Vitamin E capsule and wipe off with a mixture of honey and egg white.

      Put hot and cold cloths alternatively under eyes for 10 minutes. Then apply some almond oil on the dark surface before going to bed.

      Smooth Puffy Eyes with Egg White: Astringent egg white tightens your pores and reduces puffiness. Additionally, its high concentration of the B vitamins promotes circulation and reduces inflammation. Check with the farm that produces your eggs to make sure they have been tested for Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause serious infections, cautions Annie Berthold-Bond, the Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based author of Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999). Use your fingers to dab 1/2 teaspoon of one raw egg white onto the clean, dry skin around your eyes, avoiding your eyes themselves. Leave it on until it dries, about 15 minutes. Then rinse the area well with warm water and wash your hands with soap and water.

      VisionTone and Purple Gold Cream: According to Chinese medicine, dark circles under the eyes is often due to what is referred to as "Kidney Deficiency". This does not necessarily relate to the Kidney organs, but more to the Kidney "meridian", or flow of energy. VisionTone is an excellent Kidney tonic. Kidney deficiency can be caused by a number of reasons including: lack of sleep, chronic stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive drinking, smoking, drugs, etc. "

      http://www.naturaleyecare.com/pub-darkeyes.asp

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to bleed while your taking a dump?
    this has only happened to me a couple of times, but its starting to worry me can anybody help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello
      if you get constipated and find it hard to pass a stool, you can get piles which then bleed when you strain to go to the loo. The blood will look bright red on the loo paper. I have had it in the past . I used to get them as I did not drink enough water. Exercise and a healthy diet also keep you regular. Do not worry as piles are easy to treat. Do see your doctor though to get a diagnosis.

      What are piles?
      People sometimes think that piles (haemorrhoid's) are like varicose veins of the legs (i.e. a single vein that has become swollen). This is not the case. A pile is one of the soft pads that has slipped downwards slightly, because the surrounding tissue is not holding it in place properly . When this happens, the small blood vessels within the cushion become engorged with blood, so the cushion swells up. When faeces are passed, the pile may be pushed further down the anal canal to the outside, and this is called a prolapsed pile. Doctors classify piles into three types.

      First-degree piles are swollen cushions that always remain within in the anal canal; these are painless.

      Second-degree piles are pushed down (prolapsed) when faeces are passed, but return to their starting position afterwards.

      Third-degree piles are pushed down (prolapsed) when faeces are passed, or come down at other times. They do not go back by themselves after faeces have been passed.

      Who gets piles?
      Piles can occur at any age, but are more common in older people. They affect both men and women. In fact, most people suffer from piles at some time, but usually they are nothing more than a temporary problem. Many experts believe that they are caused by continuous high pressure in the veins of the body, which occurs because humans stand upright. They are particularly common in pregnancy because of the additional pressure from the baby, and because of hormonal changes. Sometimes they result from straining hard to pass faeces, which is more likely if you do not eat enough fibre, or lifting heavy weights. They are not caused by sitting on hot radiators or cold, hard surfaces, or by sedentary jobs.

      What are the symptoms of piles?
      The symptoms of piles can come and go. There are five main symptoms:

      * bleeding, with bright red blood
      * itching and irritation
      * aching pain and discomfort
      * a lump, which may be tender
      * soiling of underwear with slime or faeces (‘skid marks’).

      Itching and irritation probably occur because the lumpy piles stop acting as soft pads to keep the mucus in; instead, a little mucus leaks out and irritates the area around the anus. Pain and discomfort comes from swelling around the pile, and from scratching of the lining of the anal canal by faeces as they pass over the lumpy area. The scratching also causes bleeding, which is a fresh bright red colour and may be seen on faeces or toilet paper or dripping in the pan. A pile that has been pushed down (a second- or third-degree pile) may be felt as a lump at the anus.

      How you can help yourself
      Most piles get better in a few days without any treatment, but there are several ways of relieving the discomfort.

      * Wash the area gently with warm, salty water, to get rid of irritant mucus that has leaked out. Dry carefully with cotton wool and apply petroleum jelly (available from pharmacies) or nappy rash cream to protect your skin if more mucus or moisture leaks out.
      * Use soft toilet paper, and dab rather than wipe.
      * Wear loose underwear and clothing (i.e. not tight trousers), so that nothing will rub the pile.
      * Do not scratch. For more information on dealing with itch, look at the section on anal itching.
      * Avoid constipation by eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and bran cereal. Aim for faeces that are soft enough to change their shape as you push them out.
      * Drink plenty of fluids.
      * After you have passed the faeces, do not strain to finish. People with piles often think there is more to come, but this is a false sensation caused by the swollen spongy pads in the piles themselves. Do not read on the toilet and aim to be out of the toilet within a minute.
      * If you can feel a lump, try pushing it gently upwards; try to relax your anus as you do so.
      * If you have a lot of discomfort, buy a haemorrhoid cream or gel. A pharmacist will be able to help you choose one that is suitable for you. A haemorrhoid cream or gel does not cure the pile, but will usually relieve the discomfort effectively until the pile goes away of its own accord. Do not use it for longer than a week or two.

      To stop piles returning, continue the high-fibre diet to keep your stools soft and do not put off opening your bowels, and avoid straining.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for Hemorrhoid Treatment?
    This hemorrhoids really embarass me. I can't going out easily since i have hemorrhoids. Please help me, how to treat this sickness?

    • ANSWER:
      Food Therapy:
      A high- fiber is the key to preventing or treating hemorrhoids, says Micheal A. Klapher, M.D., a nutritional medicine specialist in Pompano Beach, Florida, and director of the Institute of Nutritional Education and Research an organization based in Manhattan Beach, California.

      Hard constipated stool means you need to push harder to defecate, he explains, and when you push hard, your hemorrhoids veins bulge and become varicose, which is what hemorrhoids are-vericose veins. Fiber makes your stool soft, putting less pressure on the veins.

      Dr. Klaper suggests trying to consume at least 30 grams of fiber each day by eating at least five serving of fresh fruits and vegetables and more whole grains, beans and bran products.

      Herbal Therapy:
      Saint-John's wort can help relieve the itching and burning of hemorrhoids, says Barre, Vermont, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, autor of Herbal Healing for Women and several other books about herbs.

      Most health food stores carry salves made with this herb; Gladstar says to follow the direction on the label of the product you choose.

      Homeopathy:
      Take a 10-to 15- minute sitz bat in warm water twice a day, then apply Aesculus and Hamamelis ointment after each bath, says Maesimund Panos, M.D., a homeopathic physician in Tipp City, Ohio, and co-author with Jane Heimlich of Homeopathic Medicine at Home.

      Dr. Panos says that this oinment helps releive pain and swelling and cn speed healing. Taking two tablets of Aesculus 6X three or four times daily may also be helpful in speeding healing, she says.

  28. QUESTION:
    what should I do for hemorrhoid during breastfeeding?
    27 days ago, my delivery was done and it was normal delivery. But for 3/4 days blood is going with my stool and it gives me severe pain.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many ways to treat hemorrhoidsids. Following is a few treatments:

      Treatments for hemorrhoids vary in their cost, risk, and effectiveness. Different cultures and individuals approach treatment differently. Some of the treatments used are listed here in increasing order of intrusiveness and cost.

      For many people, hemorrhoids are mild and temporary conditions that heal spontaneously or by the same measures recommended for prevention. There is no medicine that will cure hemorrhoids but local treatments such as warm sitz baths, using a bidet, extendable showerhead, cold compress, or topical analgesic (such as Nupercainal), can also provide temporary relief.

      Especially in the case of external hemorrhoids with a visible lump of small size, the condition can be improved with warm bath causing the vessels around rectal region to be relaxed. Consistent use of medicated creams during the early stages of a hemorrhoid flare-up will also provide relief and may stave off further development and irritation. However, creams containing steroid preparations weaken the skin and may contribute to further flare-ups. Keep the area clean and dry, with some lubrication provided by hemorrhoidal creams or a lubricant. Ointment or suppositories such as Proctosedyl[12][13] and Faktu[14] can also relieve the symptoms.

      Natural Treatments

      Some people[who?] claim to have successfully applied natural procedures for treatment or reversal of chronic conditions. These procedures largely echo the prevention measures. However, self-care measures, including herbal or "natural" remedies, should not be undertaken without medical consent to avoid possible drug interactions. They include:
      Reducing regional pressure in such ways as improving posture and muscle tone, or in severe cases, undergoing a profound psychophysical reeducation, by a method such as the Alexander Technique.
      Taking herbs and dietary supplements that strengthen vein walls, such as Butcher's Broom, Horse-chestnut, bromelain, and Japanese Pagoda Tree extracts. Drinking 99% pure aloe juice can also relieve itching and swelling.[citation needed]
      Topical application of natural astringents and soothing agents, such as Witch hazel (astringent), Cranesbill, Aloe vera, and honey.
      Drinking chamomile tea several times a day.
      Eating fiber-rich bulking agents such as plantain and Psyllium seed husks to help create a softer stool that is easier to pass, to lessen the irritation of existing hemorrhoids.
      Using the squatting position for bowel movements.[15]
      For sufferers of hemorrhoids caused by poor vein circulation (coupled with varicose veins in lower extremities and/or varicocele), sleeping overnight with raised legs helps reduce or completely eliminate especially external hemorrhoids.
      Using a hand held shower massage to direct a pulsating stream of cold water at external hemorrhoidal tissue for a few minutes each day tends to shrink the swelling, stop the itch and over time may reduce or eliminate the condition. Pressure used must be low at first but should be increased over time during future applications as tolerance builds.

      The combination of internal and external remedies is particularly recommended, e.g., Witch-hazel suppositories combined with frequent cups of strong chamomile tea.

      Dietary supplements can help treat and prevent many complications of hemorrhoids, and natural botanicals such as Butchers Broom, Horse-chestnut, and bioflavonoids can be an effective addition to hemorrhoid treatment.[17]

      Butcher's Broom extract, or Ruscus aculeatus, contains ruscogenins that have anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effects that help tighten and strengthen veins. Butcher's Broom has traditionally been used to treat venous problems including hemorrhoids and varicose veins.[18][19][20]

      Horse-chestnut extract, or Aesculus hippocastanum, contains a saponin known as aescin, that has anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and venotonic actions. Aescin improves tone in vein walls, thereby strengthening the support structure of the vein. Double blind studies have shown that supplementation with Horse-chestnut helps relieve the pain and swelling associated with chronic venous insufficiency.[21][22]

      Bilberry extract, or Vaccinium myrtillus, is an anthocyanoside bioflavonoid. Supplementation with this potent flavonoid protects and maintains venous strength and function

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a cure for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?
    I was told by a nurse to rub some olive oil on it, alas I don't have any and the itch is driving me mad.

    Does the olive oil thing work? Its not something I buy in my weekly shopping, and keep forgetting to buy it, lol.
    LOL, S.T., just caught the end of it. spooky.

    • ANSWER:
      put on bbc2 right now

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about busted blood vessels in the leg?
    I had a knot the size of an egg pop up on the side of my leg last night for no apparent reason. The knot turned purple like a bruise and had a red outer ring around it. At first it itched, but then the knot went down and it just feels and looks bruised. My husband says it looks like a busted blood vessel...but I've never had or seen this. Where can I find more info or is this serious? Anyone know anything about this? TIA for any info.

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like varicose veins. I've got a website you can check out. I know that they are 1. painful! 2. able to be fixed by surgery, and some insurance companies will pay, it is medical as well as cosmetic. Good luck to you.
      http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/varicose_veins.jsp

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you make hemorrhoids go away?
    I think I might have a hemmorrhoid. It's really small. How do I make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Steven

      Here is how to take care of the issue. Remedies and testimonials at the bottom.

      Cause
      Varicose veins and hemorrhoids are both evidence of the same problem: lack of nutrients causing weakness in the circulatory system. Improving the diet and supplementing Calc Tea makes a big difference in the problem right away.

      The basic cause of this condition is sugar in the form of candy, beverages (pop, coffee, etc), pastries and bread. These leach out the calcium from the body. Other culprits are white flour, tobacco, and liquor. One of the first places the leaching starts is in the veinous structure of the body, drawing off the supporting calcium. This is turn weakens the veins, causing varicose veins, which will, if allowed to continue, become phlebitis. Another serious area for leaching is the bowel area, where old fecal matter has accumulated. The body tried to remove the impaction by draining as much fluid from the body as it can. There is generally enough fluid to cause a bowel movement, but the liquid which is left absorbs the sugar. It then feeds into the veins and leaches out the tensile strength of the veins in the lower bowel area. When straining for a bowel movement, the veins have more pressure exerted, and in turn, the weak walls break and result in a varicose condition called piles or hemorrhoids.

      Herbal Aids
      1.Plantain: Use a strong tea (steep one ounce of the granulated herb for twenty to thirty minutes in one pint water), inject one tablespoonful three of four times daily (or more frequently in bad cases), and especially after each bowel movement.

      2.Poke Root: Use the fluid extract as a wash and injection.

      3.Chaparral: Use externally as a sitz bath.

      4.Hemorrhoids (cathartic injection): See formula using bayberry, African ginger and Pinus.

      5.Hemorrhoids (suppository): See formula using bayberry, pinus, golden seal and wheat flour.

      6.Red Raspberry: Inject 1 teacupful and retain as long as possible.

      7.Tormentil: Bleeding and internal hemorrhoids. Inject 3-4 ounces of the undiluted decoction and retain as long as possible.

      8.Balm of Gilead: Apply the ointment to the affected parts.

      9.Yarrow: Use a clean enema, then inject the cool tea into the bowels (where there is pain, the tea should be about 112 degrees F.); then inject 2 tablespoonfuls several times a day, and after each stool.

      10.Hemorrhoids (piles): See formula using yarrow and mullein.

      11.Uva Ursi: Use the tea or diluted tincture as a wash.

      12.Mullein: Apply mullein ointment and take the tea internally.

      13.Chickweed: Hemorrhoids and rectal cancer. Bathe the area 2-3 times daily with the decoction, infusion, or diluted tincture (as warm as possible), then apply chickweed ointment or Dr. Christopher's healing ointment.

      14.Cayenne Ointment:Cayenne may be applied on hemorrhoids for it does bring relief and healing, but the patient should be warned of its potency.

      15.See formula using myrrh and golden seal.

      16.Sitz Bath: There are a number of differing opinions on sitz baths. The common sitz bath is merely sitting in a tub, wherein just the buttocks, the lower back into the sacroiliac and the upper thighs are immersed, though the feet should be in another tub; or where the buttocks would be in cold water, the feet should be in hot water; or vice versa. The most important part of the sitz bath, of course, is soaking the anal area in herbal aids to give relief. This is used for itching, piles, hemorrhoids, acid burning from urine and rectal discharges, or toxic conditions wherein the flesh is raw. If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, a sitz bath of strong oak bark tea will help, as well a Sitz of witch hazel tea.

      17.Dr. Christopher's Black Ointment: --an excellent drawing ointment. For use externally on old ulcers, tumors, boils, warts, skin cancers, hemorrhoids, excellent for burns and as a healing agent. This is made with chaparral, comfrey, red clover blossoms, pine tar, mullein, beeswax, plantain, olive oil, mutton tallow, chickweed, poke root.

      18.Dr. Christopher's Healing Ointment: (CMM) Made of comfrey, marshmallow, marigold, bee's wax, and oils, this is an antiseptic to be used on lesions, eczema (dry), poison ivy, soothes inflamed surfaces, abrasions, burns, hemorrhoids, for bruises and swellings. Good to have on hand at all times.

      19.Red Potato: Dr. Christopher suggested inserting a piece of red potato, about the size of the little finger, into the rectum, for nearly instant relief.

      20.Golden Seal: Likewise, internal hemorrhoids which are also accompanied by various dyspeptic symptoms, can be relieved by a weak infusion given as an enema, with the tincture, tea or capsules taken internally during treatment. The disinfectant and astringent properties of the herb effect this cure.

      21.Onions: For hemorrhoids, two cups of finely chopped or grated green onions are mixed with wheat flour and fried in animal fat until the mixture resembles a salve. A thick layer is spread on a cloth and bound to the affected area just before bedtime. Repeat for two days; this usually clears it up in two days.

      22.Plantain: It is well known for the treatment of piles (hemorrhoids). Make a strong tea with an ounce of granulated Plantain to a pint of boiling water. Let steep for twenty to thirty minutes. For hemorrhoids, use a syringe and inject one tablespoonful of this tea three or four times a day at least, and especially after each stool, using more frequently in bad cases. For external hemorrhoids, apply externally with soft gauze or cotton. A saturated piece of gauze may be kept on the piles by using a belt or band around the body to which has been attached a narrow strip of cloth for holding the saturated gauze. Plantain ointment may also be applied, and even a poultice of the fresh, pulped herb may be held to the area with a cloth band.

      23.Cayenne: To correct this condition, follow the mucusless diet and use cayenne regularly. Cayenne aids in strengthening the veins and arteries because it increases circulation and is rich in calcium. Work up to taking a teaspoon of cayenne three times a day by starting with one-third of a teaspoon three times a day in water, cold or warm, as you prefer. Do this three days, and add one-third teaspoon each day until up to the one teaspoon three times a day, six days a week, as with all aids. Rest one day; then continue.

      24.Juices: Carrot & watercress, carrot & turnip leaf, prune.

      25.Dr. Christopher's Lower Bowel Tonic: (Fen LB) In the case of hemorrhoids we suggest the following: Number ONE: eliminate constipation. Use the lower bowel formula along with the mucusless diet and drink plenty of water.

      Testimonials
      1.Hemorrhoids and Cayenne: Dr. Christopher tells this story. I traveled with a man younger than myself several years ago all over the western part of the United States on business. He marveled at the stamina that an older man could have on long drives without displaying the usual fatigue. Each morning I would get up and have my cayenne and my wheat germ oil (I don't pay attention to anyone else, I just take them, regardless). Finally he got curious and said, "What's that stuff?" So I gave him an illustrative lecture, and he responded, "Well, I have hemorrhoids; my mother died of high blood pressure, and I have high blood pressure; and with the hemorrhoids I have to wear a belt, as you probably noticed, to keep my hemorrhoids up in place. Do you think that (meaning cayenne) will help?" "Not unless you take it," I replied. "Well, I will start taking it." Then I added, "I don't think you're man enough; I don't think you are brave enough," and I turned and walked away. Now, he was well-proportioned and a weight lifter, so after I left, he went over and got into my can and started using the cayenne along with the wheat germ oil, and by spring he did not have to wear a belt any longer as his hemorrhoids were cleared. Then he had an amazing surprise when he went to his doctor for a regular check-up; the doctor took his blood pressure three or four times and said, "This is supposed to be progressively worse. I don't know what has happened; your systolic and diastolic are near perfect. You don't need to come back any longer --I don't know what happened!" Well, he did not have to go back, and today this gentleman who lives in the Salt Lake City area has no high blood pressure, for he kept on taking his cayenne.

      2.Margarine and Hemorrhoids: For a couple of weeks, we tried using the cheaper margarine instead of our usual butter. After that time, we experienced large, protruding and very painful hemorrhoids, as well as congestion generally. When we began using butter and oil again, the symptoms just disappeared. This confirmed the belief that margarine is a dangerous junk food! The body cannot handle the hydrogenated oils. Although our experience flies in the face of standard dietary recommendations, which say that butter is dangerous, not margarine, we think that a moderate amount of butter is fine.

      3.Papaya Saves from Surgery: Papaya has also remarkably healed painful hemorrhoids. A woman 52 years old, suffered painful external piles. Standard therapy produced no results. Her doctor told her to take one papain tablet every four hours. In two days swelling and pain both subsided. After three more days she was completely healed and did not have to consider painful surgery.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if it's a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure?
    How can I tell which it is? Please keep in mind that I can't exactly look directly at my own anus.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Gemini6Ice,
      Hope I can help you.
      An anal fissure is a common and painful condition appearing as a small, tear near the external anal opening. An anal fissure is most common right on the midline of the anus, following the natural cracks in the area, as this part of the anal wall is relatively unsupported by either muscle or tendons

      Please be aware when a fissure occurs on another part or your rear other than the midline this could be signs of other problems like,leukemia,tuberculosis,herpes,ysphilis,gonorrhea,cancer,chlamydia,chancroid or Crohn’s disease.So a doctors visit is a must.

      Anal fissures can occur spontaneously or as a result of difficult or explosive bowel movements. While anal fissures are almost always benign, they are usually tender and painful, especially during bowel evacuation.The reason for this is there are an abundance of nerves in this area.

      Symptoms of an anal fissure are bright red blood on underwear, in toilet water, or on toilet paper, and severe sharp pain in the area when any kind of pressure is applied.A fissure is a cut in the body, but they do not generally have the distinctively lumpy feel of a hemorrhoid, mostly an anal fissure is a tear in the anus, while a Hemorrhoid is a lump in the anus.

      Hemorrhoids are itching, painful, or bleeding masses of swollen tissues and varicose veins located in the anus and rectum. So some of the conditions are similar to anal fissures,again a docs visit is advisable.

      I wish you all the best Peter

  33. QUESTION:
    What's causing my bum hole to itch so often?
    It started a couple of years ago and got gradually worse and more frequent. I tried using various creams for piles but they didn't seem to work. It disappeared for a long while but in the last year or so has come back. It can happen at any time of day or night. I go for a poo once or twice every day, usually without any difficulty. Occasionally I get constipation and wind. It can hurt when I wipe my bum, and very occasionally I draw blod.

    • ANSWER:
      There are three causes of itching around anus with mild breeding :

      Split in skin around anus - anal fissure
      Varicose veins in anus - haemorrhoid
      Parasites growth - pin worms

      Personal hygiene is of top priority for all three always clean your hands avoid contact.

      Pin worms can be cured with one treatment of medicine but taken with empty stomach.

      For anal fissure and haemorrhoid take at least 8 glasses of plain water each day, increase intake of high fibre diet, avoid spicy food and more fruit or fruit juice.
      Apply water based antiseptic cream 3 to 4 times daily after cleaning to avoid infection.

      Ice pack treatment for haemorrhoid to relieve pain if necessary.

      Edit: Sorry, your bleeding misguided me.
      I missed out disorder of muscle contraction in colon, an irritative and inflammatory disorder or intestine - spastic colitis .It is not contagious and curable, caused by anxiety, depression and stress.
      Improve your physical fitness, take good rest and diet as per above.

  34. QUESTION:
    What do you do for varicose veins in your legs? And can you tell without seeing a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have symptoms of varicose veins, they tend to be mild and may include:
      A dull ache, burning, or heaviness in the legs. These symptoms may be more noticeable late in the day or after you have been sitting or standing for a long time.
      Mild swelling, usually involving the feet and ankles only.
      Itching skin over the varicose vein.
      More severe symptoms or complications include:
      A buildup of fluid and swelling in the leg.
      Significant swelling and calf pain after sitting or standing for a long time.
      Skin color changes (stasis pigmentation) around the ankles and lower legs.
      Dry, stretched, swollen, itching, or scaling skin.
      Superficial thrombophlebitis (when a blood clot and inflammation develop in a small vein near the surface of the skin).
      Open sores (ulcerations).
      Bleeding and/or bruising after a minor injury.
      Symptoms of varicose veins may become more severe a few days before and during a woman's menstrual period, suggesting a hormonal relationship.
      Home treatment—especially exercising, wearing compression stockings, and elevating the legs—is the first and often best approach. Other treatment, such as sclerotherapy or ligation and stripping surgery, may be considered if symptoms and complications (such as pain, inflammation of the skin, and ulcers) develop or continue to get worse despite home treatment. You should see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

  35. QUESTION:
    What can I do about dark circles?
    I have them naturally. I have to wear concealer every single day and sometimes they still show so I have to wear a lot. Is there anything a dermatologist can do? Like do laser dermatology on it or something? Anything can that can get rid of them permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles or Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many etiologies to cause this symptom. For instance, by lack of sleep, by deficiency of vitamin K, by heredity and by bruising.

      [edit] Heredity
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear.

      In people with a deep-set bone structure, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes.

      [edit] Allergies, asthma, and eczema
      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      [edit] Medications
      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.

      [edit] Anemia
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.[citation needed]

      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      [edit] Fatigue
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.[citation needed]

      Some skin care experts say that fatigue has nothing to do with the dark circles, but it has to do with when one lies down. Gravity can cause fluid to collect in the lower eye lid.[citation needed]

      [edit] Age
      Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.[citation needed]

      [edit] Medical conditions
      Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Cardio exercise increases blood circulation and may help the dark circles to disappear.[citation needed]

      The area directly located under the eyes are closely related to kidneys and liver, so the appearance of dark circles may indicate problems or weakness in the kidney or liver activity.[citation needed]

      Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive loss of water from the body (dehydration).[citation needed]

      [edit] Cures
      Although to date, there has been no end all to curing or reducing dark circles, there are many home-made ingredients that can help make the dark circles less visible. For example it is said that putting teabags under the eyes, drinking plenty of fluids and a lot of rest can suffice.[citation needed] Make-up can be used to change the coloration of any exposed skin. Eyederma is considered a top seller for reducing dark circles.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why do I always feel depressed or shameful after I've fingered myself?
    I feel good while I do it and for like five seconds after but then I get all depressed. What's up?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you have all of the following:
      Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      Acne
      Allergies
      Antisocial Personality Disorder
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      Altitude Sickness
      Alzheimer's Disease
      Andropause
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Arthritis
      Aspergers Syndrome
      Asthma
      Autism
      Avoidant Personality Disorder
      Back Pain
      Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      Baldness
      Bedwetting
      Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      Bladder Cancer
      Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      Bone Cancer
      Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      Brain Cancer
      Breast Cancer
      Brain Tumors
      Brain Injury
      Bronchitis
      Burns
      Bursitis
      Cancer
      Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      Celiac Disease
      Cervical Cancer
      Cholesterol
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      Colon Cancer
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      Cradle Cap
      Crohn's Disease
      Dandruff
      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      Dehydration
      Dependent Personality Disorder
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Diaper Rash
      Diarrhea
      Disabilities
      Diverticulitis
      Down Syndrome
      Drug Abuse
      Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      Dyslexia
      Ear Infections
      Ear Problems
      Eating Disorders
      Eczema
      Endometriosis
      Enlarged Prostate
      Epilepsy (Seizure)
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      Eye Problems
      Fibromyalgia
      Fracture
      Freckles
      Flu
      Gallbladder Disease
      Gallstones
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      Genital Herpes
      Genital Warts
      Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      Gonorrhea
      Gout
      Gum Diseases
      Gynecomastia
      Head Lice
      Headache
      Hearing Loss
      Heart Attacks
      Heart Disease
      Heartburn
      Heat Stroke
      Heel Pain
      Hemorrhage
      Hemorrhoids
      Hepatitis
      Herniated Discs
      Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      Histrionic Personality Disorder
      HIV/AIDS
      Hives
      Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      Hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      Influenza
      Infertility
      Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      Iron Deficiency Anemia
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      Itching
      Joint Pain
      Juvenile Diabetes
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      Kidney Diseases
      Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      Leukemia
      Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      Lung Cancer
      Mad Cow Disease
      Malaria
      Melena (Blood in Stool)
      Memory Loss
      Menopause
      Mesothelioma
      Migraine
      Miscarriages
      Mucus In Stool
      Multiple Personality Disorder
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Cramps
      Muscle Fatigue
      Muscle Pain
      Nail Biting
      Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      Neck Pain
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      Osteoarthritis (OA)
      Osteomyelitis
      Osteoporosis
      Ovarian Cancer
      Ovarian Cyst
      Pain
      Panic Attack
      Paranoid Personality Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      Penis Enlargement
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      Personality Disorders
      Peptic Ulcers
      Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      Peyronie's Disease
      Phobias
      Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      Polio
      Pneumonia
      Post Nasal Drip
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premature Baby
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Propecia
      Prostate Cancer
      Psoriasis
      Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      Renal Failure
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      Rheumatic Fever
      Ringworm
      Rosacea
      Rotator Cuff
      Scabies
      Scars
      Sciatica
      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
      Schizoid Personality Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      Sinus Infections
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Rash
      Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
      Smallpox
      Snoring
      Social Anxiety
      Staph Infection (MRSA)
      Stomach Cancer
      Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Sunburn
      Syphilis
      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      Tennis Elbow
      Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      Testicular Cancer
      Tooth Decay
      Trisomy Syndrome
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      Ulcers
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      Varicose Veins
      Vagina
      Vertigo
      Warts
      Williams Syndrome
      Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
      Yellow Fever

  37. QUESTION:
    Question about hemorrhoids - Where do they occur? How do they look visually?
    My question is just where in the anal area do hemorrhoids occur? Do they just occur on either side of the midline or can they occur anywhere around the anal opening? I have a small purple hard 'marble-like' painful place at my anal opening but it is toward the back and I'm just wondering if it would be a hemorrhoid. I have a dr.'s appt scheduled but looking for advice until then.

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are varicose (swollen or dilated) veins located inside the anus (internal hemorrhoids) or around the exterior of anus (external hemorrhoids).

      External hemorrhoids are varicose veins located on the outside of the anus, under the skin. They are more frequently associated with painful irritation, especially when a blood clot forms within the dilated vein.

      Most cases of hemorrhoids can be treated at home. On rare occasions, surgery is required to remove hemorrhoids.

      Hemorrhoids symptoms are:

      Pain and pressure in the anal canal.
      A grapelike lump on the anus.
      Itching and soreness in and around the anus.
      Blood on underwear, toilet paper, the surface of the stool or in the toilet bowl.
      Symptoms can be made worse by straining during constipation and overly aggressive wiping of the anus

      To reduce pain and itching of hemorrhoids, you can try these methods:

      Take sitz baths; sit in a shallow bath of warm water several times a day. Don't add anything to the water.

      Use a hemorrhoid cream (like Preparation H) or suppository. Follow the directions on the package. These products help with the symptoms, but they don't shrink the hemorrhoids.

      Don't strain during bowel movements. Talk to your doctor about using a stool softener to help with constipation.

      Avoid becoming dehydrated.

      You can prevent hemorrhoids by keeping bowel movements regular and stool soft. Also, avoid prolonged standing, sitting, and heavy lifting, and chronic coughing, straining at stool, and aggressive wiping.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do you tell the difference between a anal fissure and hemroids?
    Without a doctor

    • ANSWER:
      Many times diagnosing this problem necessitates a rectal exam, in other words you really would need to see a doctor for evaluation.
      The difference between hemorrhoids and fissures, is a the hemorrhoid is actually a blood vessel that has become irritated and enlarged and will cause discomfort and bleeding. You can get them externally and internally. If they are external, you can feel them and when they are really inflamed they will look like a large purplish lump around the rectum. Internal ones can be found with an exam.
      Fissures are actually small tears in the mucosa in and around the rectum and also cause discomfort and bleeding.
      Both can be treated conservatively with warm sitz baths, anucort suppositories (prescription) or over the counter creams/suppositories like Anusol.
      You also need to make sure your diet includes lots of water, lots of fiber and green veggies. It helps digestion if the veggies are warm/steamed. This helps them to break down more easily, thus helps with softer/more regular bowel movements. You can also add something like Fiber Con or Metamucil to your diet every day.
      Hemorrhoids, or piles, is a sometimes painful mass of distended (swollen) veins in the lining of the anus and rectum, resulting from the formation of varicose veins around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids occur at the junction of the anus and rectum and are covered with mucous membrane. External hemorrhoids occur just outside the anus and are covered with skin. On occasion an internal hemorrhoid may prolapse, or protrude, to the outside, cutting off the blood supply.
      Hemorrhoids can occur at any age, often without apparent cause. A typical scenario for developing hemorrhoids might be someone with a little chronic constipation, who sits for several minutes or more for each bowel movement, often reading a magazine or newspaper at the same time.You may be aware of some "extra tissue" protruding through the anus, or note a little trace of blood on the toilet paper. Hemorrhoids can cause itching and burning and may bleed during a bowel movement.
      Temporary relief from hemorrhoids may be obtained by applying a cold compress directly to the affected area until the pain subsides. This is most easily done if the patient lies face-down and another person applies the compress. Tepid water baths may also help. A person should eat a high-roughage diet to ensure regular defecation of large, soft stools. Ointments, creams, and suppositories containing corticosteroids may also ease the symptoms. In addition to these measures, avoiding constipation is certainly key. It is important to have an adequate amount of fiber in your daily diet. So what do we mean by that? Well, the short answer is to have some sort of bran cereal for breakfast, like All Bran (probably the highest fiber content of the options available), or Raisin Bran, then be sure to include salads and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your other meals. You should also drink 6-8 glasses of water or juices per day. Lots of fiber without enough fluids can make the situation worse, similar to the difference between a dry and a wet sponge. The fiber (sponge) can absorb lots of liquid, but without the liquid, the stool will be hard to pass (like a dry sponge).
      Anal fissures are small tears in the mucus lining of the anal canal. They can occur as a result of passage of a large hard stool. Fissures can be quite painful, particularly with bowel movements. Often, some bright red blood will be noticed on the stool, or on the toilet paper after wiping.
      If you have ever had a painful paper cut on your finger, you can understand all about anal fissures. The anus is the ring-like sphincter or valve at the end of your rectum. It relaxes and tightens at your will to allow a bowel movement when convenient. An anal fissure is a small tear in the rim of the anus - just like a tiny paper cut.
      One problem with a paper cut is that every time you use your hands, you tend to break open the small wound, which delays healing, and causes more pain. The same holds true with an anal fissure. Every time you have a bowel movement, the anus is stretched and the fissure can possibly be reopened causing more symptoms. This makes some anal fissures chronic and difficult to heal. This problem is quite common and may cause considerable misery.
      Fissures will often heal on their own, if constipation is avoided. There are some simple measures that can be used to hasten the healing, including the use of stool softeners, and ointments such as Preparation H. Prescription medications may also be used, including a variety of analgesics, and steroid preparations, Nitroglycerin Ointment and surgery.
      I hope this gives you a bit more information, remember an exam can actually diagnose the difference, see your doctor, Miralax.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Fast? I need to cure my hemorrhoid fastly.?
    This hemorrhoid is really a nasty thing and painful. Please help me solve my problem. What is the best hemorrhoid treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I do research for hemorrhoids treatment since 3 years. My name is Dr. Delton. Getting rid of hemorrhoids may be something that will become a priority to you someday, if it hasn’t already. Right now, the concentration will be on getting rid of severe hemorrhoids, which may actually end up becoming life threatening if not dealt with. Hemorrhoids are actually very much like varicose veins. The vein becomes irritated and inflamed for some reason. It can become sore, swollen, painful, burning, and itch really bad. When a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, meaning it develops a clot, it may be so painful that it’s almost unbearable. With the pain associated with this type of hemorrhoid, you will want to seek help immediately. If you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, you will need to get rid of that hemorrhoid fast. The only way to do that, is to have your doctor remove it. Another type of hemorrhoid that you will want to get rid of fast, is a prolapsed hemorrhoid. With this type of hemorrhoid you will notice that it is coming through your anal canal. It is actually an internal hemorrhoid which comes through the anal canal, possibly becoming stuck, and having to be manually pushed back up into the canal. Getting rid of this type of hemorrhoid may take surgery. If hemorrhoid treatments don’t work, or it becomes unable to be put back manually, you may need medical help to get rid of it. Strangulated hemorrhoid are another type of hemorrhoid that you will want to get rid of fast. With a strangulated hemorrhoid, there is severe pain that will get your attention for sure. When you have a strangulated hemorrhoid, what you really have is an internal hemorrhoid which has had the blood supply cut off. This is very painful, and actually creates an emergency situation. If you develop a strangulated hemorrhoid, you will need to get rid of the hemorrhoid fast. Seeking immediate medical intervention is necessary. There are some good options for getting rid of hemorrhoids which have become severe, and are possibly life threatening. Depending on whether you are in an emergency situation or not, you may have a choice about which method is used to get rid of your hemorrhoids. With a thrombosed hemorrhoid, sometimes the best option is a minor procedure which is able to be done on an outpatient basis. The doctor will either remove the clot in the hemorrhoid, and some of the surrounding tissue, or do a complete hemorrhoidectomy, taking the whole hemorrhoid and some of the surrounding tissue. It all depends on the severity of the hemorrhoid. An option when dealing with a prolapsed hemorrhoid might be PPH ( Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids). This hemorrhoid treatment is meant to reduce the size of the hemorrhoidal tissue, making it possible to get rid of the hemorrhoid faster and with less pain than surgery or simply waiting would give you. Getting rid of hemorrhoids may be something that is done in an emergency if necessary. Taking care of the hemorrhoids before they become an emergency may give you a better chance of avoiding invasive treatments to get rid of hemorrhoids. We have researched the best products and compiled a list of the most effective hemorrhoid treatments for you. Based on customer feedback HM is the best solution regarding results, time until relief, customer service, and overall satisfaction, HM earns our recommendation as the most effective hemorrhoid treatment. http://thebesthemorrhoidtreatment.blogspot.com/ My co-worker applied venapro for Hemorrhoids Treatment . It is very effective so if you need to try it, you can visit this web site http://doiop.com/1hemorrhoids

  40. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Fast? I need to cure my hemorrhoid fastly.?
    This hemorrhoid is really a nasty thing and painful. Please help me solve my problem. What is the best hemorrhoid treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I do research for hemorrhoids treatment since 3 years. My name is Dr. Delton.

      Getting rid of hemorrhoids may be something that will become a priority to you someday, if it hasn’t already. Right now, the concentration will be on getting rid of severe hemorrhoids, which may actually end up becoming life threatening if not dealt with.

      Hemorrhoids are actually very much like varicose veins. The vein becomes irritated and inflamed for some reason. It can become sore, swollen, painful, burning, and itch really bad. When a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, meaning it develops a clot, it may be so painful that it’s almost unbearable. With the pain associated with this type of hemorrhoid, you will want to seek help immediately. If you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, you will need to get rid of that hemorrhoid fast. The only way to do that, is to have your doctor remove it.

      Another type of hemorrhoid that you will want to get rid of fast, is a prolapsed hemorrhoid. With this type of hemorrhoid you will notice that it is coming through your anal canal. It is actually an internal hemorrhoid which comes through the anal canal, possibly becoming stuck, and having to be manually pushed back up into the canal. Getting rid of this type of hemorrhoid may take surgery. If hemorrhoid treatments don’t work, or it becomes unable to be put back manually, you may need medical help to get rid of it.

      Strangulated hemorrhoid are another type of hemorrhoid that you will want to get rid of fast. With a strangulated hemorrhoid, there is severe pain that will get your attention for sure. When you have a strangulated hemorrhoid, what you really have is an internal hemorrhoid which has had the blood supply cut off. This is very painful, and actually creates an emergency situation. If you develop a strangulated hemorrhoid, you will need to get rid of the hemorrhoid fast. Seeking immediate medical intervention is necessary.

      There are some good options for getting rid of hemorrhoids which have become severe, and are possibly life threatening. Depending on whether you are in an emergency situation or not, you may have a choice about which method is used to get rid of your hemorrhoids. With a thrombosed hemorrhoid, sometimes the best option is a minor procedure which is able to be done on an outpatient basis. The doctor will either remove the clot in the hemorrhoid, and some of the surrounding tissue, or do a complete hemorrhoidectomy, taking the whole hemorrhoid and some of the surrounding tissue. It all depends on the severity of the hemorrhoid.

      An option when dealing with a prolapsed hemorrhoid might be PPH ( Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids). This hemorrhoid treatment is meant to reduce the size of the hemorrhoidal tissue, making it possible to get rid of the hemorrhoid faster and with less pain than surgery or simply waiting would give you.

      Getting rid of hemorrhoids may be something that is done in an emergency if necessary. Taking care of the hemorrhoids before they become an emergency may give you a better chance of avoiding invasive treatments to get rid of hemorrhoids. We have researched the best products and compiled a list of the most effective hemorrhoid treatments for you. Based on customer feedback HM is the best solution regarding results, time until relief, customer service, and overall satisfaction, HM earns our recommendation as the most effective hemorrhoid treatment.

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  41. QUESTION:
    I am 24 weeks pregnant and having terrible pain in my right labia?
    The pain started 3 months ago and is gradually getting worse. Now that my belly is bigger the pain is now all day long and more intense. I now walk with a gimp and sleep is impossible. The pain is only in my right labia and my doctor said it was from varicose viens but I don't see any and it is not swollen. The only relief is my pool. Is anyone having these same symptoms or could anyone just offer me some advice on how to manage the pain. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      What you are feeling seems to be pretty common.

      "Pregnancy causes an increase in hormone levels and blood volume which in turn causes veins to enlarge. Later in pregnancy, the enlarged uterus causes increased pressure on the veins in the pelvis. The swollen and distended veins cause feelings of heaviness, aching, burning, throbbing and itching. "

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes dark cirles under your eyes?
    and what can one do to prevent them?
    I dont drink alcohol, i dont smoke, i dont take any drugs, and i usually get at least 7-8 hours sleep.
    i also dont eat a lot of dariy products, adn rarely wear make up so its unlike to be toxins from that
    I dont drink any think but water so i get pleny of that.

    • ANSWER:
      Most People Inherit the Tendency for Dark Circles

      Black or dark circles under or around the eyes can be caused by many different factors. The following are the most common causes of those unattractive dark circles.

      HEREDITY
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin, also an inherited trait, the darker the circles appear.

      EXPOSURE TO THE SUN
      Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes.

      ALLERGIES, ASTHMA and ECZEMA
      Any condition that you have that causes your eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles under the eyes because rubbing or scratching the skin can darken the skin. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      MEDICATIONS
      Any medications that you are taking that causes blood vessels to dilate, can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increase blood flow shows through the skin.

      NUTRITION
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balance diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes.

      FATIGUE, LACK OF SLEEP
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.

      PREGNANCY and MENSTRUATION
      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation, which again allows the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      AGE
      If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

      The following is a link to a great article about how to combat dark circles. Hope the information helps :)

      http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Black-Circles-Under-Your-Eyes

  43. QUESTION:
    What mineral deficiency will cause chronic dark circles under the eyes?
    The internet research that I found, suggested magnesium.

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles and fatigue could be due to an iron deficiency or can be caused by many different factors.

      The following are the most common causes of those unattractive dark circles.

      HEREDITY
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin, also an inherited trait, the darker the circles appear.

      EXPOSURE TO THE SUN
      Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes.

      - People get sun tans because exposure to the sun increases the natural pigmentation of the skin and draws that pigmentation to the surface. The same principle applies to the skin under the eyes.

      ALLERGIES, ASTHMA and ECZEMA
      Any condition that you have that causes your eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles under the eyes because rubbing or scratching the skin can darken the skin. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      MEDICATIONS
      Any medications that you are taking that causes blood vessels to dilate, can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increase blood flow shows through the skin.

      NUTRITION
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balance diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes.

      FATIGUE, LACK OF SLEEP
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.

      PREGNANCY and MENSTRUATION
      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation, which again allows the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      AGE
      If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to have an external Hemorrhoid?
    is it safe to have one ? how can you get rid of it and how do you know if you have one ? How does it look like ?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, hemorrhoids are a kind of varicose veins in the rectum. They are external if they reach to the outside and internal if they remain inside. But I think, they begin in the rectum either way.

      The symptoms as I know them may include:
      - pain in the ass, literally :)
      - foreign body feeling in the rectum
      - a smeary secret mixed with stool from the anus (has NOTHING to do with diarrhea, but may indeed look similar in your underpants)
      - itching
      - burning
      - difficulties with stool passage due to a narrower space

      The therapy may consist of some injections that make the hemorrhoids shrink or from a ligature that stops the blood supply, thus making the hemorrhoids die and fall off. An operation is only necessary in advanced cases.

  45. QUESTION:
    What do I get my boyfriends mum for her birthday on friday?
    She likes davidoff givenchy and chanel apparently

    she likes cows

    she's italian

    ...i don't have much money and haven't met her yet but am staying with him and his parents this weekend and need to get a nice/thoughtful present

    i'm 17

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are abnormally swollen veins in the rectum and anus. They are much like varicose veins you might see on a person's legs. When bulging hemorrhoidal veins are irritated, they cause surrounding membranes to swell, burn, itch, become very painful, and bleed. Hemorrhoids are caused by too much pressure in the rectum, forcing blood to stretch and bulge the walls of the veins, sometimes rupturing them. Listed below are the most frequent causes of hemorrhoids:

      Constant sitting
      Straining with bowel movements (from constipation or hard stools)
      Diarrhea
      Sitting on the toilet for a long time
      Severe coughing
      Childbirth
      Heavy Lifting

      There are two kinds of hemorrhoids: internal and external (see diagram).

      Internal hemorrhoids usually don't hurt or itch; you can't feel them because they are deep inside the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are pretty harmless. But since their bleeding could mask blood from a dangerous source like colorectal cancer, they should be treated.
      External hemorrhoids cause most of the symptoms we commonly hear about --- pain, burning, and itching. If an external hemorrhoid becomes strangulated (cut off from blood supply), a clot can form in it and become an excruciatingly painful thrombosed hemoroid. Because of these unpleasant symptoms, external hemorrhoids get the most treatment attention.
      Once the rectal veins have been stretched out and hemorrhoids created, they are difficult to get rid of completely and tend to recur with less straining than it took to cause them in the first place. Fortunately, good habits and simple medical treatment usually control hemorrhoids well, and surgery is only recommended in unusually severe cases.

      Avoiding the causes listed in Basics will prevent most cases of hemorrhoids, but this advice is sometimes hard to follow. For example, how can you avoid sitting all day if you have a seated job? And most of us would like to avoid coughing, diarrhea, and childbirth, but that's pretty much impossible, isn't it? Here are some practical hints to help:

      If your main job activity is seated, always stand or walk during your breaks. Make it a point to stand and walk at least 5 minutes every hour and try to shift frequently in your chair to avoid direct rectal pressure.
      Always exhale as you strain or lift. Don't hold your breath.
      Control coughing, diarrhea and constipation with early treatment since hemorrhoids may soon follow.
      Make a rule: No reading or other relaxing activity while on the toilet. If bowel movements take longer than 3-5 minutes, something is wrong. If you want to keep hemorrhoids away, maintaining good bowel habits and softer stools should be your highest priority (see Treatment section).
      If these preventive measures fail, you must take action right away! Hemorrhoids are one condition that can be mild in the morning and become intolerable by nightfall.

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  46. QUESTION:
    Why are my hemorrhoids making me feel like this?
    I am 8 months pregnant, I don't bleed when I go to the bathroom and it doesn't hurt hurt to poop but my but hurts so bad to get up and sit down and when I sneeze or cough is is almost unbearable! Is this hemmorhoids or something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. During pregnancy, your growing baby puts pressure on these veins causing them to expand and dilate. You may notice hemorrhoids during pregnancy or sometimes they will make their appearance during the pushing phase of labor. Hemorrhoids can be irritating, itchy, and painful

      Although not completely preventable, there are some things you can do to avoid hemorrhoids. Since straining during a bowel movement can exasperate or even lead to hemorrhoids, straining should be avoided. Preventing constipation is one of the best ways to prevent hemorrhoids. Eating a high fiber diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables should help keep you regular. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Water helps to keep your stools soft and prevent straining.

      Prolonged sitting or standing should also be avoided. Sitting for long periods of time puts added pressure on your already stressed hemorrhoidal veins. Get up and walk around to help get the blood flowing and aid in circulation. Regular exercise can also help improve circulation and aids in digestion. This may help you to prevent hemorrhoids as well.

      Hemorrhoids, even with the best diet are quite common in pregnancy. Treatment for hemorrhoids includes sitz baths and cold compresses. Practice good hygiene. Keeping the area clean can help relieve the itching and irritation associated with hemorrhoids. Witch hazel pads may also be helpful. If hemorrhoids are bothersome or painful, talk to your doctor. She may want to prescribe a medicated suppository or cream to apply to the area. She may also recommend a mild analgesic for you to take. Rarely surgery is performed to relieve hemorrhoids.

  47. QUESTION:
    Could standing up a lot cause any health problems?
    I work three days a week standing the whole time and after work I make dinner and do the washing up. On two of my days off I am standing up all day doing housework. I used to have a sit down office job but I am doing a relative a favour by working. I have heard that standing on cement all day is worse than other flooring materials. Is this true? Is there any health problems that could come later on in life? My legs are sore after these days when I stand all day.

    • ANSWER:
      you are very likely to develope varicose veins, which will look like permanant bruises at first and only get worse with age, ever see those old ladies in the grocery store with those ugly protruding veins on their legs? are you already getting those little stinging itches on your legs? and guess where bonespurs come from!

  48. QUESTION:
    I am having problems with itching and burning and redness in my legs when I run and I was not like that before
    I am wondering what can be done to stop this. I have never experienced this beofre as I was a track and field runner about 4 yrs ago. Is there any medicine available for this is it the food I am eating.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like poor circulation, are you getting varicose veins?

      Rutin is a form of Vitamin C - a bioflavinoid that improves the strength of your capillaries and therefore helping your circulation.

      Take it in capsule form. and eat more fruit - oranges. And get a good nights sleep - the more hours before midnight the better.

  49. QUESTION:
    Whenever I go to bed at night my legs burn and have pain ?
    It's only when I go to bed, I have tried changing my clothes, sheets... But I don't know what it is. It's unbearable it's almost like growing pain I had as a child (I'm 22) does anyone know what could be causing this?

    My legs get so hot to touch even it's not just a feeling on the inside of my legs it's outside too.

    • ANSWER:
      Night cramps are often a sign of a circulation problems in the legs. Take a look at other symptoms from the website below - do you have heaviness, itching, heaviness or other leg pains? If yes, then go to a vascular doctor for a check up, because these problems can worsen when left untreated.
      That's what happened to me - I had this leg pain and varicose veins. I got night cramps every other night and my legs were a mess, until the doc from the clinic below did a quick treatment and everything went to normal.

  50. QUESTION:
    Besides fleece, what other resources do alpacas offer?
    I've heard something about "alpaca oil" which is supposed to be helpful in treating a multitude of medical conditions. Does anyone know anything about this. I'd like to know how this oil is harvested and how much it is worth.

    • ANSWER:
      The alpacas were like North America's buffalo. They were used for meat, hide, and fuel. Alpacas do not have lanolin in their coats like sheep.

      Emu oil, however, I've heard treats a multitude of medical conditions.

      Emu Oil has been used for thousands of years by the Aborigines of Australia to reduce the pain & swelling of arthritis, heal wounds & burns including sunburns, and to reduce the pain, itch & swelling of insect bites and stings.

      Emu Oil is highly moisturizing, a natural skin softener and has rejuvenating properties
      ( has been shown to reduce the depth and length of fine lines & wrinkles ). It is also non greasy and highly penetrating. In fact Emu Oil has demonstrated to be the fastest and most penetrating oil into the skin, making it an excellent trans-dermal carrier for any other added moisturizers or therapeutic ingredients.

      Emu Oil is natural & non-toxic, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), hypo-allergenic (non-irritating) and gentle for all skin types.

      Emu Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory. The potency of the anti-inflammatory effect from Emu Oil is similar to ibuprofen without the negative side-affects frequently common with traditional prescription or corticosteroid based anti-inflammatory medications.

      Emu Oil has demonstrated to benefit the following conditions and problems:

      acne
      age spots
      arthritis
      athletes foot
      bed sores
      bruises
      burns
      bursitis
      calluses
      carpal tunnel syndrome
      chapped lips
      complexion problems
      conditioning hair
      contact dermatitis
      cracked skin
      cuts & lacerations
      dandruff
      diabetic bruising & ulcers
      diabetic neuropathy
      diaper rash
      dishpan hands
      dry skin
      eczema
      eye irritation
      fever blisters
      fingernail cuticles
      frostbite
      gout
      gum disease
      growing pains
      hair loss
      headaches
      hemorrhoids
      in-grown toenails
      insect bites
      irritated skin
      itching
      joint pain
      keloids
      lumbago
      massage
      medication carrier
      moisturize skin
      muscle pain & spasms
      pain relief
      pet hot spots
      pet injuries & wounds
      psoriasis
      radiation burns
      razor burn & nicks
      recent scars
      rheumatism
      rhinitis
      rosacea
      scar prevention
      sciatica
      scrapes & scratches
      shin splints
      shingles
      sinus headaches
      skin rashes
      skin grafts
      skin hydration
      sore muscles
      sports injuries
      sprains
      stiffness
      stretch marks
      sunburn relief
      surgery scars
      swelling
      tendonitis
      thin, aging skin
      tired feet
      varicose veins
      wasp, bee stings
      windburn
      wounds
      wrinkles & fine lines

      My neighbor makes emu oil soaps and lip balms. She makes many other things out of the emu oil as well. The oil is inexpensive near where I live. I know a shaped bar of scented emu oil soap costs about . Hope this helped!


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