Hemorrhoids are undoubtedly unpleasant but also very avoidable. They are like the flu, they come and go, but they do that a lot. To the point where a permanent solution becomes a necessity. Unfortunately, like the flu, avoiding hemorrhoids completely is not yet an option. Nonetheless, if one is helping their body, the effects of hemorrhoids can be limited, and they can come and go less often. In this article, we aim at providing you with general guidelines to cure hemorrhoids with home remedies, without resorting to any ready-made medicine or artificial chemicals.
Let’s start by defining hemorrhoids and highlighting its causes and symptoms. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside your rectum. There are mainly two types of hemorrhoids, inner and external. Inner hemorrhoids are usually not painful due to the lack of any sensitive nerves at the inner end of the rectum; the only detectable symptom is bleeding. External hemorrhoids, on the other hand, usually come with unstoppable pain and bleeding as well. Hemorrhoids primarily happen because of one of the two following reasons.
- Difficulties in releasing stool.
- Obesity or difficulty in setting or general body movement.
Hemorrhoids usually affect the rectum for about as short as two weeks and not more. The effect of hemorrhoids can be limited by rest, proper medicine, and effective home remedies. The remedies we are going to rest below are tested by many across the globe and can be made by stuff that you can usually find in your kitchen or bathroom. For greater effect, make sure that you utilize as much of this advice as you can.
The first thing you should do once you learn that you have hemorrhoids is to go to the bathroom, strip, and get in a warm bath. Stay there for at least fifteen minutes and preferably do it from two to three times every day until you feel that your hemorrhoids are gone. Your rectum is very sensitive when you have hemorrhoids, so you will want to dry it by patting gently with a warm towel. You can even opt to use a blow dryer turn on cool. Recently products such as ‘sitz baths’ became popular. It is some lotion that you can apply to the toilet seat to help rid you of the hemorrhoids faster. The longer you spend time in the bathtub the better, it contributes to relaxing the veins and consequentially getting rid of hemorrhoids.
Switching directly from a warm bath to ice should help your skin pores to open which in effect relaxes your veins. Apply ice as long as you feel comfortable and as often as you can do it. It is also advisable that you use ice at other times throughout the day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Unmixed and pure apple cider is a massive deterrent to many skin-related problems and hemorrhoids are not an exception. To apply apple cider vinegar properly, take a cotton ball, soak it entirely in vinegar, apply it directly to the affected spot, and gently rub until you feel the first signs of relief. It is normal if you felt a stinging sensation was you apply the cotton ball to the affected spot, do not let that set you back because it is only monetarily. Unlike ice, it is advisable that you limit the apple cider treatment to only a few times per day and not as much as you can. Vinegar may help relieve your hemorrhoids, but it also can dry your skin if used too much, causing a whole sort of other problems. Apple cider vinegar, in general, offers many other benefits to your body but it is mainly known for curing hemorrhoids.
Psyllium and Hydration
Using a psyllium husk can play a crucial role in limiting the pain of hemorrhoids. The disease is bad enough to let a bunch of hard stools make it worse, and this is where psyllium husk comes into play. It is the primary role is to soften hard stools and thus avoid harsh friction with the troubled spot on your skin. Psyllium husk is mainly full of fiber which eases the movement of stools by making them softer than they usually are. Enough intake will reduce the pressure on the swollen veins, thus helping your body to heal faster and eventually beat the hemorrhoids.
Another integral factor to soft and painless stool secretion is proper hydration. If you drink enough water on daily basis, your stool structure will loosen, and the whole secretion process will be far easier. Keeping up good levels of hydration can be achieved by following a simple phone application to regulate your drinking habits. It is also advisable that you consult your doctor on the amount of water that your body needs because it is different from one person to another.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known as a jack of all trades, but it is certainly most helpful in case of hemorrhoids. It significantly reduces inflammation and rapidly excites nerves to heal. It usually does its best when mixed with another oil, preferably sweet almond, or castor oil. It works best with carrier oils in general. You can apply it in the same way that you use apple cider vinegar. Grab cotton, soak it in the tea tree oil bit, apply it to the inflamed part and rub slowly and gently. Relief should come in few seconds. Tea tree oil is often preferred to vinegar because it does not sting and it does not dry the skin after many uses. Other essential oils that get the same job done are lavender and rosemary.
The best thing about olive oil is that it is available in almost every kitchen. It has many benefits, and one of them is curing inflammatory skin parts, including of course veins in the rectum. It also helps, alongside water and psyllium husk, to reduce the intensity of hard stools and break down their solid structure when incorporated in daily food intake. It is so healthy and beneficial that including it in your day to day diet should indispensable, even if you don’t have hemorrhoids.