- Hemorrhoids are blood vessels normally located inside and around the anus and the lower section of the rectum. Under pressure they become swollen, expanded and painful (similar as varicose veins on legs).
Hemorrhoids can be:
- External (located around the anus and visible)
- Internal (located in the upper part of the anal canal and rectum, originating from the internal hemorrhoid plexus)..
Categorization according to size and severity:
- First degree hemorrhoids: This is the most frequent type. They are small swellings inside the mucous membrane of the colon ending. They are not visible outside the anus.
- Second degree hemorrhoids: They are larger and may be partially bulging from the anus during bowel movements, but they get back to their position shortly.
- Third degree hemorrhoids: they are experienced as one or more knots bulging from the anus, and they can be placed back into the anus by finger.
- Fourth degree hemorrhoids: They can be very big, constantly bulging from the anus, and they are impossible to move back into the anus.
- two people in a thousand
- half the population above the age of 50 (both male and female)
- pregnant women (the pressure exerted by the fetus leads to expansion of hemorrhoid blood vessels)
The typical symptoms:
- bleeding (not mixed with stool, visible on toilet paper), the secretions may irritate the skin around the anus
- swelling of the tissue around the anus
- Anemia due to the lack of iron which is a consequence of extended bleeding
- Blood clots (thrombosis), it is uncommon, but it causes pain
The most frequent causes:
- Improper diet (poor in fiber, solid food)
- Extended sitting (jobs requiring sitting)
- Insufficient physical activity
- Stress (increasingly present nowadays)
- Digestive disorders
- Genetic predisposition
- An examination by a doctor is necessary so as to exclude other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Digital rectal examination (examination of the lower rectum by finger)
- Anoscopy (visual examination of the inside of the anus by instruments)
- Sigmoidoscopy (examination of the lower colon)
Advice and prevention:
- limit the time you spend in a sitting position and increase physical activity (walking, exercises when possible)
- Constipation additionally deteriorates the situation, as well as exertion during bowel movements, that is why it is necessary to regulate stool
- Make food rich in swelling fruit and vegetable fiber part of your diet. It will increase the volume of the colon’s contents. Also avoid spicy food and increase fluid intake.
Today, special attention is paid to natural therapy (without side-effects) which successfully resolves problems with hemorrhoids.
Magnetic fields affect the source of the disease:
- Blood circulation in the affected area is increased
- Analgetic effect is achieved
- Swellings are reduced
- Healing of the injured soft tissue is expedited
- Collagen fibers are made stronger
Magnetoplag is a medical device with two magnetic stimulators in the stable, solid and non-aggressive material.
- It has been designed so as to achieve maximum tolerance of the organism to the therapy, in a safe and painless manner.
- The intensity of the magnetic field is within 30-40mT (300-400 Gauss), clinically tested and its effects have been confirmed.
Contraindications (It should not be used in case you):
- suffer from carcinoma
- have an implant (metal, near the area which would be affected by the magnetic field)
- have an installed pacemaker
- had a surgery up to three months prior to using the device
- are receiving chemotherapy