Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

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What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels called hemorrhoidal veins of the rectum located in edge of the rectum and the anus. Sometimes when those veins swell the vein walls are becoming stretched, thinner, and get irritated by passing bowel movements. Hemorrhoids generally are classified into two general categories: internal and external.
Visual Image of External and Internal Hemorrhoids
Source http://wikipedia.org

One of the most common signs of hemorrhoids especially internal hemorrhoids symptoms:
  1. Painless bleeding during bowel movements, people usually notices it when there’s a blood stain in the toilet tissue or in toilet bowl.
  2. Feel itching in your anus region
  3. Pain or discomfort in your anus area
  4. Swelling around your anus
  5. A lump near your anus, which may be sensitive or painful
  6. Leakage of feces

Internal hemorrhoids located inside the rectum so at beginning internal hemorrhoids symptoms can't be seeing or even feel because there are not many pain-sensing nerves in the rectum. The only sign shows that there’s something wrong with your hemorrhoids can only through bleeding. Sometimes internal hemorrhoids enlarge and can be protrude outside the anal sphincter. If already reaching this stage, you may be able to see or feel them as moist and pink like pads at your skin that are pinker than the surrounding skin area. In this stage hemorrhoids can feel really hurt because the anuses itself have many pain-sensing nerves. They usually can get back into the rectum on their own; if they don't, they can be gently being pushed inside anus.

External hemorrhoids located within the anus and usually painful; there can be blood clots which form within prolapsed external hemorrhoids; it can cause an extremely painful condition called a thrombosis. If an external hemorrhoid gets thrombosed, it can turn into purple or blue, and could possibly bleed and looks frightening. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are painfull but usually not a serious. Your body can heal by itself in a few weeks, but if you can stand against the pain you can contact your healthcare to remove it to stops the pain.

Home remedies for hemorrhoids it can be used for internal hemorrhoids or used for external hemorrhoids:
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider vinegar can help reduce the burning and itching when used as internal hemorrhoids treatment. It’s also can shrink swollen vessels known. Apply it carefully with a cotton ball after the wash in the bathroom.
  • Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduced hemorrhoid irritation. Gel extract from Aloe Vera leaf can be used as internal hemorrhoid treatment with just apply it on the affected area can relief your symptoms.
  • Pain reliever

Pain relievers can be used to relieve the pain like aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen or naproxen can also help you minimize the swelling with hemorrhoids.
  • Compress

Cold compress can be applied for 10 minutes at anal area to help reduce the swelling. You can also compress it with a warm compress for another 10-20 minutes.
  • Sit bath.

A sit bath can help promote blood circulation which may help hemorrhoids. Fill a pan with just enough water to cover the anal area and to sit, soak the anal area for about 15 minutes. Do not used over heated water just warm water. Run this several times a day.
  • Drinking Water

Drinking plenty of water will help your digestive function normally. It is highly recommended to drink at least a liter or 8 small glass of non-caffeine water. Eating fruits and vegetables can also useful to keep stay hydrated as necessary.
  • Increase dietary fiber. 

Fiber will help the food through the digestive system. The consumption of foods such as whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables can increase your fiber intake.
Avoid certain foods and drinks. Especially Food and drinks with high caffeine and alcohol, If caffeine is in the system, it can lead to burdening the gut, making the risk of hemorrhoids. Alcohol can make draining the digestive system, so it will difficult to digest food.

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