Very simply, the idea is to reduce pressure on your hemorrhoids.
The hemorrhoids cushion is there to lift your buttocks up from whatever you happen to be sitting on but remove pressure from the area directly around the anus, letting it ‘hang free’, so to speak.
Some of the pain and itching that hemorrhoid sufferers get is caused either by the direct pressure on their hemorrhoids, particularly if they’re external or prolapsed, or from the irritation caused by contact with the comparatively rough cloth of their clothing with the delicate skin round the hemorrhoids.
By giving a raised surface around the rectum, such as by a hemorrhoids cushion, the pressure that would be absorbed directly through the hemorrhoids is transferred safely away, and with it, some of the discomfort.
Using a hemorrhoids cushion couldn’t really be simpler then - you just place it on top of whatever you’d normally be sitting on, and then sit on the cushion instead.
The cushions are also used for patients recovering from operations in or round the anus for similar reasons - to give them room to heal without added discomfort.
The Pros of Using hemorrhoid cushions and pillows for your hemroids:
Hemorrhoid cushions and pillows are a very simple and safe approach to dealing with hemroid pain.
For example, the pain from your piles may have been brought on by long periods of sitting, or it may be the other way around, from standing too long, that you’re simply having a flare-up, or you know you have a long flight ahead of you, or a hard day at the office at your desk awaits you.
When you’re in pain from hemorrhoids, sitting down isn’t going to hold much appeal for you, and every little helps.
Better than just grinning and bearing, hemorrhoids cushions can work a treat and are something that doesn’t take a lot of thought to work out.
There aren’t long complicated descriptions of alarming side effects that you might get with a medicine, and there’s no problems with overdosing or competing with your other medications. All you need to do is get the hemorrhoids cushion out when you need it.
And it’s fast - as soon as you’ve sat down, this hemorrhoids treatment is working. There’s no need to wait until it kicks in like a painkiller.
Hemorrhoids cushions are also fairly affordable.
With the Aqua Aire Cushion you can be carrying something slightly easier on the eye than some of the most basic hemorrhoids cushions, which aren’t quite what you might want to decorate your home or office chairs with to say the least.
You probably won’t need more than one Aqua Aire hemorrhoids cushion, as as it is easily portablewith the included TOTE Bag, or can fold up into a handbag or coat pocket if deflated or squashed, so you can take them with you where you need them.
Hemorrhoids cushions also safe. All you’re doing is keeping the pressure off your piles by keeping them up in the air even when you’re sitting down - that certainly can’t make things any worse. Can it?
Cons of using the hemorrhoids cushions:
Hemorrhoid pillows, cushions and rings are only going to treat the pain
Hemorrhoid cushions provide relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids without treating their underlying cause.
Hemorrhoids cushions certainly aren’t a cure, although they may help you bear the pain while you’re waiting for one!
Remember, although the exact causes of hemorrhoids aren’t entirely understood, there can be many factors in your lifestyle that can bring piles on, such as eating a diet that is low in fiber, a long spell of diarrhoea or pregnancy. Sitting on an inflatable hemorrhoids cushion will do nothing for any of these from a curative perspective!
There is an argument that simply treating the symptoms of any disease can lead to it getting worse.
This makes sense - it’s sort of the equivalent of treating bad spots just by covering them over with makeup so that nobody can see them.
Suppose you have pain from hemorrhoids and it’s been getting worse, then when you buy your Aqua Aire hemorrhoids cushion, it’s all much better and you don’t notice it any more. But the hemorrhoids are still there, and they aren’t going to go away.
However, sitting on top of an Aqua Aire hemorrhoids cushion will change your posture and the way you hold your internal musculature, and, in theory at least, this could result in changed blood flow within the body and even increased blood pressure in the rectum or increased tone in the anal sphincter, which would (if it happened) end up making your hemorrhoids worse than they were to start off with.
Let’s be frank - you need to sit on an Aqua Aire hemorrhoids cushion for it to work, and sitting down for long periods of time isn’t terribly good for hemorrhoids.
If your hemorrhoids are large or heavy enough, or if they have prolapsed from inside, they will tend to hang down on themselves in the absence of support from underneath, and (again in theory) this is likely to cause your piles to deteriorate, getting bigger and worse. But if your hemorrhoids are this bad anyway, it’s a good idea to go and seek a professional opinion on the best thing to do anyway, especially if they’ve prolapsed.
Studies show that sitting on a hemorrhoid cushion will not make your piles any worse.
IF YOU ARE NEEDING A COOLING EFFECT, SIMPLY USE THE BLADDER PORTION OF THE CUSHION ONLY. (ADDING COLD WATER)