Hemorrhoid and pompoarism: discover the symptoms and treatment

You’ve probably heard about hemorrhoids, haven’t you?

It is a very common problem that affects most Brazilians and causes a lot of discomfort. Despite the apparent discomfort that the disease brings, many people delay looking for a doctor out of shame, making the situation worse and delaying a treatment that could be simple.

However, did you know that hemorrhoids can be prevented with simple measures such as pompoir exercises? Are you curious? So read the text to the end that I will talk a little about this problem, the symptoms and how intimate gymnastics can help prevent this disease. Come on?

In today’s text we will talk about:

  • What is hemorrhoids
  • Types and grades of hemorrhoids
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Pompoarism and hemorrhoids
  • Get started today!

What is hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid is inflammation of the veins in the area of ​​the rectum and anus. These veins act as cushions in the anal canal and have the function of keeping the sphincter closed and, therefore, contain the feces. When there is an increase in pressure in the veins, they dilate excessively and that’s where the problem arises.

Types and grades of hemorrhoids

There are two types of hemorrhoids: external and internal.

  • External – They resemble varicose veins or blood pellets and are visible at the edge of the anus.
  • Internal – They are located above the anal sphincter and cause more acute symptoms. They can cause bleeding.

Internal hemorrhoids can be divided into four degrees, depending on their severity:

  • Grade I: Hemorrhoids are slightly inflamed, but are not visible outside the anus. In most cases, it does not cause discomfort, although blood may come out when defecating.
  • Grade II: Inflammation is greater, and they tend to leave the anus during bowel movement, although they re-enter later.
  • Grade III: In this grade there are already prolapses, that is, hemorrhoids leave the anus after evacuation or spontaneously, and can only be reintroduced manually, pushing with the finger.
  • Grade IV: It is the highest grade, and hemorrhoids are constantly outside the anus. This causes some tissues in the anus, such as mucous tissue, to also move outward.


Hemorrhoids appear due to high and repeated pressures in the veins of the rectum and anus.

The most common cause is constipation, because a lot of effort is made in the anal area and can hamper the process of draining blood and cause the formation of hemorrhoids. In addition, due to constipation, fecal material accumulates in the rectum and presses on the veins. Diarrhea also favors the appearance of hemorrhoids because liquid faeces irritate the veins, if bowel movements are continued.

The disease can appear in anyone, at any age, however, there are a number of factors that favor the appearance of hemorrhoids. Some of them are:

  • pregnancy: due to the pressure the fetus exerts on the veins in the lower abdomen;
  • obesity: being overweight also increases the pressure in the abdominal veins;
  • sedentary life: decreases the stimulus for food digestion and blood irrigation from the anus;
  • genetic component: cases of hemorrhoids in the family may indicate a predisposition to develop the disease, however, its development is possible without family precedents;
  • low fiber diet and little fluid intake;
  • anal sex: can produce fissures in a region that has many blood vessels.


Symptoms of external hemorrhoids are: pain, irritation, itching and bleeding. In internal hemorrhoids, symptoms depend on the degree, increasing the intensity and discomfort as the degree increases.

Bleeding from the anus or rectal bleeding is common. The blood is very bright and appears on the outside of the stool and often this symptom is noticed due to stains on the toilet paper and drops of blood that fall in the bathroom. Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of rectal bleeding, however, it is minimal. If bleeding is heavy, you should see a doctor.

Prolapse occurs in third and fourth degree hemorrhoids. This means that they move outward, although those in grade III may be reintroduced into the anus. This makes the patient feel a constant need for evacuation and great discomfort. They are also accompanied by mucus secretion, moisture and dirt from the underwear, which increases irritation. Finally, grade IV hemorrhoids cause acute pain.

When you have hemorrhoids, going to the bathroom becomes an irritating and uncomfortable time, which is why you try to avoid it. However, this increases the pressure on the veins and worsens the situation, making it a vicious circle .


When hemorrhoids are external or are in the first and second degree, there are several ointments or creams available at pharmacies to relieve symptoms, which can be purchased without a prescription. However, if it is the first time that you have this problem, it is advisable to go to the doctor to indicate the most appropriate for your specific case. In addition, these medications cannot be applied any longer than necessary, as they can cause side effects.

These creams usually contain among their ingredients corticosteroids, local anesthetics, antiseptics, among others, which serve to reduce inflammation, relieve itching, irritation and pain, and also prevent infections. Skin protectors that relieve irritation and prevent loss of moisture in the skin, oral analgesics to relieve pain or oral anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation and pain are also used.

In mild cases, when starting pharmacological treatment to relieve the symptoms of hemorrhoids, it is necessary to include urgent changes in the diet to favor the correct evacuation of feces. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the consumption of fiber, which is found in legumes, cereals or bran, nuts, fruits and vegetables, in addition to drinking a lot of water, between 1.5 and 2 liters per day.

Serious cases

In advanced cases, where the remedies have no effect, the specialist doctor may indicate the use of an elastic alloy, a technique that consists of strangling the affected vein. In more severe cases, surgery will be necessary to remove diseased veins. Sometimes, only the puncture of the clot that clogs the hemorrhoidal vessel can solve the problem without surgery.

Pompoarism and hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are often caused by habits that are harmful to our health and some changes can help prevent pathology. In addition to a new diet, some physical exercises are excellent to avoid the problem and among them, one of the most effective is pompoarism , also known as Kegel exercises. However, how can they help?

What is pompoarism?

Pompoirism is an ancient technique that originated in India and was perfected in Thailand. In most countries, intimate gymnastics is better known as “Kegel exercises”, which is the name of the doctor responsible for doing a series of research on the pelvic muscles, physician Arnold Kegel.

The exercises of pompoarism were created to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic area, especially those located in the so-called pelvic floor, that is, in the area that maintains the uterus, in the case of women, the bladder and the rectum, so they are recommended for people who suffer from intestinal or urinary incontinence.

In Brazil, pompoirism is widely used by women who want to improve their sex life, but there are other benefits, such as increased libido and sexual desire, easier orgasm, vaginal flaccidity (making women feel tighter), helps in the issue of vaginal lubrication, reduces the symptoms of menopause, among others Finally, the practice regulates all your intimate health.

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How can it help prevent hemorrhoids?

However, it has been proven that pompoir exercises can be a painless solution to hemorrhoid problems. Exercises increase local blood circulation and thereby improve or prevent the appearance of new hemorrhoids. At the same time, they strengthen the muscles of the anal area, preventing the prolapse of possible hemorrhoids.

This type of exercises can be practiced without any risk on the part of anyone, since they were created to be performed by pregnant women, to help them in childbirth.

Get started today

As you can see, pompoir exercises are an effective and painless method of preventing and even helping in the treatment of hemorrhoids. In addition to improving your health, you will also benefit from side effects, such as improving your sex life. P

So don’t waste time, try the pompoir exercises and see the changes it can bring to your health!

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