How Do I Know If I Have Hemorrhoids?
Oh, trust me, you’ll know! But for those who aren’t sure, here is a short description of the malady and 11 home remedies to cure it.
Hemorrhoids is a condition that affects about 50% of the population at one time or another and it strikes both men and women. It is also known by the name piles. The problem occurs as the veins in and around the rectum get inflamed and swell.
There are several things that can cause them, like constipation, obesity, low fiber diet, food allergies, pregnancy, heredity, and standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Some symptoms are bleeding with a bowel movement, itching around the anal region, lumps around the anus, and the feeling that you need to go but there is no stool present. Now that you know what they are, the next section will discuss natural hemorrhoid relief.
11 Natural Home Remedies For The Relief Of Hemorrhoids (piles)
1. Aloe Vera Gel:
If you have internal hemorrhoids, slice the aloe vera into strips and freeze them. (Please remember to trim off the thorny parts, this is a very important step, LOL). Apply the cold strips to the hemorrhoid to stop the pain as well as other symptoms.
2. Almond Oil:
Use a cotton ball soaked with pure almond oil placed directly on the area to be treated. It is a home remedy will ease the swelling, burning, and itching as well as moisturizing the area. You should use this treatment 3 to 4 times per day.
3. Ice Pack:
An ice pack home remedy can reduce the swelling of the blood vessels around the anus and it gives almost instant relief. Apply it to the area for 5 to 10 minutes a few times per day until the hemorrhoids disappear.
4. Lemon Juice:
There are several ways to use this home remedy. One is to apply a cotton ball soaked in fresh lemon juice to the hemorrhoid. It will tingle or burn for a moment but will soon relieve the pain.
You may also use it as a drink by mixing the juice of one-half a lemon into a cup of warm milk and drink it every 4 hours. Another way is to mix a teaspoon of lemon juice and raw honey together and take it twice daily.
5. Olive Oil:
Take a teaspoon of olive oil daily to reduce the swelling and improve the excretory system. You can also mix the juice of plum leaves with the olive oil and apply this mixture to the hemorrhoids for relief.
6. Witch Hazel:
Apply a cotton ball soaked with witch hazel to the hemorrhoids for relief. It is an astringent, reduces the swelling, and is one of the most common home remedies.
7. Step Stool:
Placing your feet on a low step stool as you sit on the toilet puts you in sort of squatting position which reduces the strain on the rectum and relaxes the muscles around the anus making it much easier to have a natural bowel movement.
Apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball applied to the area will sometimes cause instant improvement of the condition. Repeat as needed until the symptoms and swelling are gone.
You can also add some to a sitz bath for relief.
9. Drink More Water:
You need to stay hydrated to help cleanse your intestinal tract and make bowel movements easier. Drinking lots of water causes stool to be much softer and easier to pass without excessive strain.
10.Change Of Diet:
Increase your intake of fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits. This will help to keep your system clean and avoid constipation which is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids (piles). You should use this even if you are using some of the other listed treatments and it should become a healthy habit for you.
Inactivity is another healthy habit that can help. It will keeps your organs from becoming sluggish which can lead to an unhealthy state. If you are overweight as well as inactive, that is a perfect plan for bad health. Keep moving and keep healthy.
Prevention Of Hemorrhoids
I hope the above information about home remedies helps and gives you the relief you’re searching for. Use this information to keep from having a re-occurrence of the problem as well as making some dietary and lifestyle changes.
Be sure to remain hydrated by drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. Add lots of nutrient and fiber rich foods to your diet and start on a daily exercise routine to remain healthy and fit.