For many of us, hemorrhoids are something that we’d simply rather not discuss. They’re extremely common, but we as human beings, simply cannot bring ourselves to discuss such things in public. Whether we talk about them or not however, the truth of the matter is that they’re a common part of everyday life for many of us, but that does not mean that we simply have to suffer as a result. There are simple and effective ways to treat embarrassing hemorrhoids, you just need to know where to look, and what to do.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are basically used to describe a medical condition in which the veins in and around the rectum and the anus, have become inflamed, swollen, and enlarged due to bouts of excessive pressure that have been placed upon them over time. They can cause pain, itching, a burning sensation, and even bleeding in some cases, and they aren’t pleasant in the slightest. There are several ways of treating hemorrhoids, both medically, and naturally.
Increase your intake of dietary fiber and water
By drinking way more water than you’re used to, and increasing the amounts of dietary fiber that you ingest, you will then, more than likely, soften your stools quite dramatically. This means that you will stand very little chance of becoming constipated, and as a result, you needn't have to worry about straining whenever you need to empty your bowels. Any unnecessary pain and pressure which you can save your anus from, can only be a good thing when it comes to treating hemorrhoids.
Use water to help soften the inflamed area
By soaking in a warm and relaxing bath, you are allowing the inflamed painful area time to soften and relax itself. For best results, try to soak it for around 10 minutes minimum, every single day until it starts to improve. Another great tip is to use moistened wipes to wipe yourself after you've been to the bathroom. Toilet paper can often be irritating and can cause the inflamed area to become even more painful, so if possible, always use moistened baby wipes. You could even dampen the toilet paper with water, if the paper is thick enough of course.
Use witch hazel
Witch hazel is an extremely common antiseptic treatment which can be purchased almost anywhere now. It has been used for centuries, and is a very effective treatment for hemorrhoids. For best results, it is recommended that you apply it topically to the inflamed and infected area of your rectum. It works extremely well at stopping bleeding by working as an astringent, and as well as that, it has also been shown to be extremely effective at reducing itching, and burning sensations on and around the infected areas.