When hemorrhoids first strike, you will probably run straight to a medical professional. The doctor will examine you and advise you about treatment options. Prescription drugs probably won’t be necessary. By following the tips in this article, you can treat your hemorrhoids yourself without the inconvenience and embarrassment of a doctor visit.
Rutin is a supplement you can take for hemorrhoids. Weakened blood vessels can cause hemorrhoids. The flavonoid, Rutin, assists with vitamin C absorption, thereby strengthening the blood vessels. You can find rutin in vegetables like onions and broccoli, as well as citrus foods. The recommended amount to take daily is 500mg in supplement form.
Consider using witch hazel as a treatment for discomfort and pain. Witch hazel has astringent properties, which causes the hemorrhoids to shrink and heal more quickly. Apply the witch hazel with a cotton ball and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, or add it to a sitz bath.
Too much straining during bowel movements can cause hemorrhoids. Changing your diet to include less refined foods and drinking more water, will help to make stools easier to pass. Elevating the knees can also make it easier to pass stool without straining. Place a small stool under your feet when you sit on the toilet. Interestingly, hemorrhoids don’t plague cultures for whom it is customary to squat while using the toilet to the degree that they plague those accustomed to the porcelain niceties.
It may not seem like it, but sitting on a small cushion can help reduce the pain from hemorrhoids. It may draw a bit much attention at work, but in other places, such as at home or in the car, it may be just what you need to make your life less painful.
In order to make stool softer, consume foods that have lots of fiber and be sure to drink plenty of water. When your stool is soft, it can prevent the strain of your bowel movement and help to prevent hemorrhoids or reduce the pain of those present. To soften your stool and get it to pass smoother, eat certain fruits, such as grapes, papaya or watermelon. You can also help soften stool by eating green, leafy vegetables such as cabbage. These fiber-rich foods naturally soften stool. To see the full effects of these foods, make sure you drink lots of water.
Include plenty of high-fiber foods in your diet. The more fiber you eat, the softer your stool will be. Pushing can be avoided when the stools are softer, leading to less pain. Fiber supplements and fruits can soften your stool.
Stay hydrated. If your body gets dehydrated, it will draw water from your intestines and stools. You will then get hard stools and you may experience pain when trying to move your bowels. Drink as much as you can, but at least get your recommended daily intake of water, and you will not have hemorrhoids as often.
As previously mentioned, seeing a physician generally isn’t necessary if you develop hemorrhoids. With proper care and possibly an improved diet, you can do like many others have and find home remedies and even possibly prevent hemorrhoids from ever being a problem again.