The average person is not uncomfortable talking about headaches or heartburn, yet very few people are comfortable talking about hemorrhoid treatment and prevention. The truth is that millions of people are affected by this condition, and live with it every day. Use the tips from this article to help treat and prevent hemorrhoids.
Thoroughly cleaning your rectal area is essential if you have hemorrhoids. Moist wipes are better for cleaning than toilet paper, and they will probably feel more comfortable. A sitz bath that’s warm can soothe swelling and pain from hemorrhoids. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
If you improve certain hygiene practices you should be able to decrease the likelihood of getting external hemorrhoids. Choose a soft toilet paper and use moistened wipes after your bowel movements.
To relieve your hemorrhoids, try taking Rutin. Weak blood vessels can cause hemorrhoids. Rutin is not only necessary to absorb Vitamin C, but it also helps to strengthen blood vessels. It is generally found in citrus fruits, as well as in vegetables, such as broccoli and onions. If you prefer to consume it in supplement form, try to take 500 mg every day.
To relieve the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids, try using witch hazel. This astringent shrinks the inflamed tissues, promoting healing and alleviating pain and itching. Use a cotton ball to apply witch hazel or pour it in your sitz bath.
Natural remedies can work just as well as expensive treatments. A sitz bath is particularly beneficial after a bowel movement. Don’t scratch, even if you’re itching, because this will only make the problem worse. Instead, dampen some pads with witch hazel and apply them to the hemorrhoids for temporary relief! Also ensure that you are getting enough fiber in your diet, as well as the recommended eight cups of water per day. This will reduce exertion during bowel movements and prevent excessive straining.
Hemorrhoids are a lot like chicken pox in that they can make you crazy trying to avoid scratching them. It can be hard to not scratch them, but if you do, you can further irritate them. Opening up the skin when you scratch hemorrhoids can increase the pain you feel, as well as possibly opening you up to infections created by contamination entering your body through the raw skin.
Oddly enough, lifting heavy objects can be a risk factor for hemorrhoids. Lifting heavy items puts your body under similar stress to the stress of trying to have a bowel movement when your stool is too hard. If you are susceptible to frequent hemorrhoid attacks, it is best that you avoid heavy lifting which will only make them worse.
If you suffer from hemorrhoids, be careful about relying on laxatives too often to relieve your constipation. These medications are only meant to be a one-time use for one bowel movement. Ongoing constipation issues should be addressed through dietary adjustments.
The very private nature of hemorrhoids’ affected areas makes it very difficult for many adults to openly seek advice from their friends or families. Fortunately, the information that you have just read is sure to answer at least a few of your questions about the symptoms and treatments that are associated with hemorrhoids.