8 Natural Cures for Treating Hemorrhoids

8 Natural Cures for Treating Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common problem, yet it can be difficult to find reliable information about how to deal with them. Perhaps part of the problem is that no one wants to talk about hemorrhoids. Most people just assume that you slap on some preparation H and call it good; however, there are plenty of natural ways to deal with hemorrhoids.

When you are dealing with hemorrhoids, you want relief quickly. It can be incredibly painful to pass a bowel movement and you may even experience constipation during this period. For some, hemorrhoids can last just a few days, but it is difficult to predict how long this irritation will last.

If you are to visit a doctor to find a treatment for your hemorrhoids, your doctor will likely prescribe a stool softener and a hemorrhoid cream. These solutions do not always work and they may not provide the relief that you want. If you would like to try using a natural treatment, take a look at the following 8 home remedies.

These natural cures will help you deal with hemorrhoids quickly so that you can get back to your regular life, without having to worry about the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids.

Include More Fiber in Your Diet

Fibres examplesThis first suggestion is probably the first thing that your doctor would recommend. Eating more fiber can help get things moving again and could help get rid of your hemorrhoids. Some of the best sources of fiber include leafy greens, black beans, apples, raspberries, and pears.

Try to include at least one good source of fiber in every meal, at least until you get relief from your hemorrhoids. If you are already on a specific doctor-recommended diet, you can also take a fiber supplement.

Stay Hydrated

Women drinking waterWater is one of the most beneficial substances on this planet. Your body needs water on a regular basis. Without water, you could experience a range of medical problems, including digestive problems and hemorrhoids. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day, to keep yourself fully hydrated.

Take a Magnesium Supplement

Treating Hemorrhoids magnesiumMagnesium is water-soluble. This means that you cannot overdose from consuming too much magnesium, but consuming a large amount of magnesium can work as a laxative. This may help relieve any constipation that you are experiencing, in relation to your hemorrhoids.

If you do not want to take a supplement, another option is to take a magnesium bath. Add a ¼ cup of magnesium oil to your bath water and soak for at least fifteen minutes. This should give your body enough time to absorb the magnesium in the bath water.

Witch Hazel

flowering with hazelWitch hazel is a herb that can help reduce inflammation and irritation. Apply a small amount of witch hazel to a cotton ball and wipe your hemorrhoids. Be careful, to avoid irritating your hemorrhoids. The first time that you try this method, you should only apply a very small amount of witch hazel and then wait to judge how your body reacts to the herb. If you do not notice any negative reaction, then continue applying witch hazel several times per day, until you get relief from your hemorrhoids.

Squat When You Go to The Bathroom

Young caucasian woman is sitting on the toilet. urinary bladderThis one is very important and you will feel the benefits of it in short time. When you have hemorrhoids, you should squat on the toilet, even if you are peeing (if you pee in a seated position- like women). This will result in less strain and stress on your hemorrhoids which will prevent any additional irritation or discomfort. While this remedy may not exactly cure your hemorrhoids, it may be able to offer some relief from your regular hemorrhoid pain. The best way of obtaining the squat position is to add and object under your feet (like a small chair) that would raise your knees close to your chest and create the squatting position. This also helps a lot with constipation.

Push Your Hemorrhoids Back

digestive problems like constipation or diarrhea.If you are dealing with internal hemorrhoids, then you may be able to use your hand to gently push them back. You need to be very careful when attempting this method. If you experience any sharp pain or additional discomfort, you should stop pushing. Also, this may not work for external hemorrhoids. Before trying this method, you may want to talk with your doctor.

Add More Bioflavonoids to Your Diet

Citrus fruitBioflavonoids are a compound that are typically found in various citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons. Certain bioflavonoids can help to stabilize and strengthen veins in your anus and reduce inflammation, which may either prevent or treat hemorrhoids. According to some medical studies, these bioflavonoids could also reduce bleeding and discomfort related to hemorrhoids. To get more bioflavonoids in your diet, eat more citrus.

French Maritime Pine Bark Extract

Fir tree bump jamFrench maritime pine bark extract contains various compounds that contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This extract can be ingested in small amounts, just several drops, to begin experiencing relief from hemorrhoid symptoms. Most people should experience some level of relief within seven days.

Additional Tips for Treating Hemorrhoids

Along with these eight home remedies, there are a few additional steps that you can take to limit your pain from hemorrhoids and possibly treat them. Make sure that you consider including these tips in your daily routine, along with some of the home remedies that were discussed:

green ice bag on table
Apply a cold compress to your hemorrhoids, to relieve pain and reduce swelling. This may allow your hemorrhoids to heal at a quicker rate.
Take a twenty minute Epsom salt bath. Add a ½ cup of Epsom salt in your bath water and soak for twenty minutes. If you plan on taking a magnesium bath, you should use Epsom salt and magnesium oil separately.
Businessman exercising in office
Workout for twenty to thirty minutes every day. This may help stimulate your bowel function.
Woman in toilet
Try using the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge, instead of waiting until you feel more pressure – waiting can cause additional strain and pressure on your hemorrhoids.
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Sit on a cushion, whenever possible, instead of on a hard surface.
Stress can also increase the severity of your hemorrhoids. Try to limit your stress levels, if you suspect that stress is adding to your symptoms.

Hemorrhoids are not enjoyable, but most people will have to deal with them at some point in their life. When this problem occurs, use these eight home remedies and additional suggestions to quickly treat your hemorrhoids.

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