Hemorrhoids is one of the earliest recorded diseases in Chinese medicine. The "Shan Hai Jing" has a fairly correct view on the etiology and pathological changes of hemorrhoids. The Song Dynasty has recorded in detail the method of treating hemorrhoids with Kuzhi San. The earliest name for hemorrhoids in modern medicine was proposed by the ancient Greek doctor Saint Hippocrates. It means bleeding and balls.
1. The cause of hemorrhoids
1. The traditional concept believes that hemorrhoids are unique to humans. Human beings are in an upright posture and the anus is in a low position. Due to gravity, it affects the return of blood in the anorectal area, causing local vascular congestion and swelling to form hemorrhoids.
2. When a woman is pregnant, the enlarged uterus compresses the blood vessels of the pelvic veins, causing congestion and swelling of the blood vessels in the lower rectum and forming hemorrhoids.
3. People with long-term constipation are also prone to hemorrhoids, and those who have been engaged in sedentary and standing jobs for a long time are also prone to hemorrhoids.
4. Modern medical opinion believes that hemorrhoids are formed by pathological hypertrophy of the normal anal cushion tissue located in the anus and lower rectum.
Second, the classification of hemorrhoids
According to the different locations of the rectum and anus, hemorrhoids can be divided into three categories: internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids and mixed hemorrhoids