Hemorrhoids must be one of the most painful and the most uncomfortable diseases ever known to man. The blood clots in the anus area can drastically affect the way you live your life. Not only that, but hemorrhoids are just embarrassing to have to deal with, even though, statistically, nearly everyone in the American population will have to experience one in their life.
Dieting and exercise does have a lot to do with getting one, however, even those who live strict, healthy lifestyles can
get them, so don’t be so hard on yourself.
If you suffer from it, below are nine very easy and very quick tips for treating hemorrhoids naturally without surgery and attain soothing relief.
1. Warm Bath With Epsom Salt
If the pain and discomfort from hemorrhoids are getting way too difficult to handle, make yourself a warm bath and add a handful of Epsom salt into the water. Stir until the salt dissolves and then soak your body in it until the pain is gone.
A handful of salt is required for every 10 cm of water placed in the bath tub. Soak for at least 15 minutes, sitting back with your knees raised. Both irritation and pain will subside after a short period of time. Do this at the first signs of hemorrhoids.
2. Treating Hemorrhoids With Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is a very powerful all-natural ingredient for hemorrhoids, and there are many topical creams and solutions containing this herb. Apply the cream to the affected area in order to relieve the pain. Use regularly for maximum effect.
3. Treating Hemorrhoids With Ice Packs
Ice packs can also do a lot to alleviate the pain caused by hemorrhoids. This method of treating hemorrhoids is also very effectivefor instances of swelling. Just hold the pack in place for a few minutes or until the part gets slightly numb. Do this again until the pain disappears.
4. Place a Warm Tea Bag on the Area
Soak a bag of tea in a cup of hot water for a few seconds. Once the tea bag gets a little warm, place it on the area like a patch. This method is done best while sitting inside the bathroom. Teas have tannin that act like natural astringents, which can help reduce pain and swelling.
Finally, it is not a popular topic, however, it is worth noting that having difficulty and straining during bowel movements plays a large part in contracting hemorrhoids. When pressure is increased while having a bowel movement, the veins that line the anus swell and thus form into hemorrhoids. Some researchers have seen a direct connection to hemorrhoids and those who use western-style toilets.
6. Garlic/Vick’s Rub
It’s a cheap fix; and if it doesn’t work, you can always repurpose the garlic and Vick’s for another time for what they were ‘meant’ to be used for. Take a very warm bath first, with Epson salt or without, and soak in it for a few minutes, then crush your minced garlic along with some Vick’s and a few drops of water. Take a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture and then apply to the area affected. You should find immediate relief and a noticeable change in inflammation shortly after.
This miracle substance has amazing health benefits from anti-inflammatory, longevity, anti-tumor, to anti-cancer properties. But how does one come across it if you’ve never heard of it before?
Resveratrolcan be found in the skin of red grapes, but it also is highly concentrated in the very invasive plant JAPANESE KNOTWEED. Resveratrol can be purchased as tinctures online, but you can make some yourself at home.
Start by growing your own Japanese Knotweed or starting with some already planted and ready to harvest. Blend up a couple shoots in a food processor to be incorporated into a paste or cream that you can apply to your hemorrhoids. This healing agent works to gradually reduce the swelling and will only take a few applications for your hemorrhoids to completely disappear.
8. Preparation-H Mixture
Start with 1/2 tsp of Preparation H to 1/2 tsp of witch hazel ratio, add 1 drop Oregano oil to 1 tbsp castor oil. Blend this mixture well until all the Preparation H lumps are removed. Next, dip a cotton swab or cotton ball in the mixture and saturate it and apply it to the hemorrhoid. Next sit on a heating pad or place a hot water bottle down there until the ache goes away.
9. Garlic Toast for Internal Hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids can be just as painful as external hemorrhoids, but often even more difficult to treat. The best way to address the pain and discomfort, if you don’t want to or don’t have success with suppositories is by eating whole wheat toast with butter, coupled with large amount of minced garlic and a sprinkle of salt. Replace your Tylenol treatment, as it can damage your liver and cause digestion problems. Have toast with each meal, coupled with drinking lots of water, the pain should subside and the hemorrhoids start to shrink.
The Calendula Plant is often used as a natural remedy for hemorrhoids. In fact, it has been used in some capacity for this purpose since at least the 12th century.
Calendula is packed to the brim with something known as flavonoids. These are natural antioxidants. Their job is to help protect cells from further damage. When it comes to hemorrhoids, flavonoids can help to reduce viruses, bacteria, and inflammation. This, essentially, means that the symptoms of hemorrhoids will end up being drastically reduced.
To cap it off, Calendula can help any wounds heal faster. It does this by boosting the amount of blood and oxygen flowing to the hemorrhoids. This will increase the speed at which they heal.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most popular natural treatments when it comes to dealing when hemorrhoids. This is, in part, down to the fact that it is a remarkably cheap remedy. You will find that your local supermarket will probably have Apple Cider Vinegar for sale. It is simple to use too. All you need to do is apply it to the impacted area on a regular basis. The inflammation will subside pretty quickly. The symptoms may resolve themselves in just a few days.
About 2 billion or so people in the world squat to use the bathroom and this has been proven to be easier on the rectum due to the alignment of the bowels. If you have a chronic problem with hemorrhoids, it may be life-changing to look into seeing if you can try squatting over your toilet when you need to go.
If this technique pays off for you, then you may want to look into modifying your toilet for easier access.
These home remedies are the easiest ways for treating hemorrhoids naturally. It is important for patients to know that this condition is a very delicate one, as it can get worse if not treated properly. Perform these treatment tips the moment hemorrhoids appear. They can help so much in keeping them at bay.
If all these home remedy methods fail, you should consult your physician and see if further steps should be taken. There are non-surgical and, if necessary, surgical procedures that the doctor can utilize to remove hemorrhoids. This is only if all other methods have failed and medication does not help after months of trying.
Finally, if you want to learn more, watch this presentation and learn how to heal hemorrhoids in 2-5 days!