Hemorrhoids are prevalent, especially for pregnant mothers or after childbirth. They are primarily cause by pressure on the veins near the rectum. Millions of men and women experience them at some point, but few are willing to openly discuss treatment. After reading this article, you will understand why hemorrhoids happen and what you can do to alleviate and prevent them.
You can decrease your chances of getting external hemorrhoids by practicing better hygiene in the bathroom. Try using softer toilet paper that doesn’t leave any behind, and keeping moistened wipes for using after doing your business.
You can find comfort if you’re suffering from hemorrhoids. Sliding into a sitz bath and soaking for ten minutes a few times a day is suggested. You may also find it helpful to apply a soothing homemade ice pack to the affected area.
Applying heat and ice on your hemorrhoids is an efficient remedy. The cold will help shrink your hemorrhoid and the heat will promote healing. Apply ice to the area affected for about ten minutes every day, and follow it with moist heat for twenty minutes.
Witch hazel works great on hemorrhoids. It’s an astringent that has the ability to shrink the hemorrhoid tissue, providing relief and healing. Apply witch hazel to a cotton ball then let it set for up to 10 minutes. You can also add it in a sitz bath.
As you battle your hemorrhoids, it is important to prevent irritation and inflammation caused by perfumes, dyes and other ingredients found in common personal products. Even brief contact with these ingredients may cause sharp pain, burning and inflammation.
You can treat hemorrhoids with topical creams or home remedies. Soaking in a warm tub for 15 minutes following a bowel movement can help to relax the area. Never scratch or rub itching hemorrhoids, as this will only make the problem worse. Instead, try some witch hazel on a damp cloth, which is then applied to the problem area to get some relief. You can also reduce irritation by eating plenty of fiber, and drinking plenty of water. This will keep you from straining too hard while having a bowel movement.
Not scratching your irritated hemorrhoids is a difficult feat of determination! You must fight the urge to scratch so that you do not tear them open. Hemorrhoids that are open are both more painful, and can allow bacterial infections to enter your body.
Lifting heavy objects can be a factor in the development of hemorrhoids. Your body is subjected to the same stress when lifting heavy objects as it is when you forcefully strain to have a bowel movement. If you’re getting hemorrhoids regularly, it’s best that you stop lifting heavy objects as much as you can.
As you read earlier, pregnant women and new mothers are especially susceptible to developing hemorrhoids. The increased pressure from the weight of your fetus and pushing the baby out is what causes them. If you take advantage of the information you’ve learned here, you will find that your hemorrhoids flare up less often and less severely.