Hemorrhoids (a condition sometimes referred to as piles) are not only difficult to talk about, they are difficult to deal with. The following article is designed to provide you with some very practical and useful advice in the treatment and prevention of this most excruciating condition.
You do not have to suffer needlessly through a bout of hemorrhoids with no relief at all. For example, many experts recommend sitting inside a sitz bath for approximately 10 minutes a few times a day. Also, applying a cold compress can offer relief.
Rutin is a supplement you can take for hemorrhoids. Weak blood vessels are one of the causes of hemorrhoids. Rutin is not only necessary to absorb Vitamin C, but it also helps to strengthen blood vessels. It is most commonly found in vegetables, such as onions and broccoli, as well as in citrus fruits. If taking a supplement, the optimal dose is 500mg once per day.
Witch hazel is an effective remedy for pain and irritation associated with hemorrhoids. This astringent shrinks and constricts the swollen tissues and provides cooling relief. Use a cotton ball to apply witch hazel or pour it in your 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 minimal exposure to one of these substances may cause the hemorrhoid to burn or itch.
Drinking plenty of water is a good way to avoid getting hemorrhoids, especially if you are someone who suffers from them frequently. Keeping yourself properly hydrated will maintain soft stools. You must also cut down on caffeine and alcohol, alike.
You should consider trying several available home remedies prior to paying a great deal for commercial treatments. Allowing yourself to soak in a sitz bath offers some relief. Limit your time in the tub to about 15 minutes, and repeat after each bowel movement. Try to avoid scratching your hemorrhoids. Soothe them with a homeopathic application of witch hazel instead. Try to eat a good amount of fiber, and drink plenty of water every day. This helps to maintain soft, regular bowel movements.
If you aren’t eating many vegetables and fruits, you should make sure to take fiber supplements. Drink plenty of water daily, and spread out your supplements throughout the day.
Avoid spicy foods and caffeine. Spicy foods can hurt your intestines and this can harm your hemorrhoids. Even when you don’t have hemorrhoids, these foods can cause a burning irritation in the intestinal lining. It is best to eliminate spicy foods.
Laxatives aren’t a cure for hemorrhoids, there are simply a quick fix. While it is acceptable to use laxatives periodically for relief of constipation, taking them does little to prevent hemorrhoids from forming.
Now that you know how to prevent and treat the pain associated with hemorrhoids you can go forward finding your own advice down the line. You can use your new-found knowledge to help keep hemorrhoids at bay!