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
This 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.
Water 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
Magnesium 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 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
This 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
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
Bioflavonoids 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
French 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:
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.