Every year, millions of men and women are affected by hemorrhoids. In fact, nearly half of all adults have experienced them by the time they are 50 years old. Hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable. A person may bleed, itch, or hurt when suffering from them. However, a number of effective treatment options exist. Changing your lifestyle and using home treatments could really help. Use this article to help treat the itching, swelling, and irritation of hemorrhoids.
If you are prone to developing external hemorrhoids, it may be time to take a closer look at your bathroom hygiene. Using a combination of quality soft toilet tissue that does not break, and moistening wipes after each bowel movement, can be effective.
A natural treatment method for hemorrhoids is using the organic herb, garlic. Although you may not like its pungent odor, this herb is good for treatment of bleeding and inflamed hemorrhoids. There are two ways you can use garlic for treatment of your hemorrhoids. The first method is to ingest at least two cloves of chopped garlic 2 to 3 times each day until your hemorrhoid problem is better. The method which will give a more immediate relief is to insert a clove of garlic into the affected area at night.
Ice is usually pretty good for alleviating hemorrhoid pain. Some hemorrhoids can cause extreme amounts of pain. Ice packs are a proven method for treating pain and swelling caused by hemorrhoids. Take off the ice pack then put on a warm pack and alternate them. You can also help the pain and inflammation by alternating between sitting in warm bath water and applying an ice pack.
People who have colon or digestive tract problems usually also suffer from hemorrhoids. The frequent diarrhea and constipation associated with these problems can cause hemorrhoids. In order to decrease constipation, you need to eat foods that are rich in fibers. Adding fiber-rich vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your dietary intake can offer relief to colon or digestive tract problems and reduce the chances of developing hemorrhoids.
When you are affected with hemorrhoids, avoid drinking hot coffee or eating hot soup. Hot foods can irritate the surface of your skin and will increase the pain that you feel during the night. Stick to sandwiches, fruit and vegetables to optimize the way that you feel during your meals.
One of the things that you will need to be aware of with hemorrhoids is the impact of coughing. Try to refrain from coughing as much as possible, since this motion can strain the area of your body that is affected. Take medication if you are not able to control your cough.
In the beginning of this article you read about some simple facts about hemorrhoids, and you also learned about ways you can go about treating them. Hemorrhoids are very common and rarely require surgery. Most treatments can be done at home. If you know what the common causes are, and what common home remedies can help, the effects of hemorrhoids can be managed and treated.