Can You Really Treat Hemorrhoids With Home Remedies
Hemorrhoids are not at all rare and most people have a 50 percent chance of
developing this condition sometime in there life. While there are steps that one
can take to minimize the chance of getting hemorrhoids, you may already be a hemorrhoid
sufferer. If so then you may well be looking for a way to treat this painful and
sometimes embarrassing condition and there are indeed many available treatments
on the market. This article will discuss the natural, home remedy treatments
available and examine how they stack up against other treatments.
In order to treat hemorrhoids it is important that you understand what they are.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins in the anus and rectum so to treat them, it is a
simple matter of finding a way to reduce the swelling caused by inflammation and
eventually remove the source of the inflammation all together. While there are
products such as over the counter creams and suppositories to do this, you may
rather try some home remedies instead.
One of the easiest ways to treat the symptoms of hemorrhoids is to understand
that hemorrhoids happen because of increased pressure and straining in the
rectal veins. By making simple changes in both diet and lifestyle, you can make
a big impact on the pressure applied to these veins.
One of the biggest causes of straining during a bowel movement is a hard stool
and to keep your stool soft, a change in diet can often help. A diet rich in
fruits, vegetables, and fiber will make you more regular and keep your stool
soft. You may also wish to consider an over the counter stool softener
medication. Increased pressure in the rectal veins can also be caused by
excessive sitting, especially on the toilet, and by standing for too long.
Changing your lifestyle to get more exercise and spend less time sitting can
definitely make a difference in reducing the symptoms of hemorrhoids. While diet
and lifestyle changes can help, they will take some time and you may be looking
for more immediate relief.
One way for more immediate relief is to take warm sitz baths several times a day
which will help reduce swelling. The bath can contain warm water or you can also
add herbal ingredients for further effectiveness. It is important to keep your
hemorrhoids clean and dry but you may wish to avoid using soap as it may cause
further irritation. You should also avoid dry toilet paper and use moist toweletes
to avoid irritation. Ice or cold packs can also help to reduce the painful swelling.
As you can see, there are steps you can take from the comfort of you own home to
reduce and perhaps remove the discomfort of hemorrhoids and certain lifestyle
changes may eventually remove the condition all together. If you find that this
type of treatment doesn’t work for you, there are other methods available such
as over the counter creams, surgery, and some herbal remedies which I will
discuss in some other articles.
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