Affecting both women and men, hemorrhoids are as results of swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and rectum that either form externally or internally. This is caused by straining when having bowel movements and it is mostly experienced by elderly people, pregnant women and those suffering from constipation. Fortunately, hemorrhoids are not harmful, and there are several ways to cure them.
Home remedies for hemorrhoids
Apple Cider vinegar
The use of apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular treatment for hemorrhoids.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then apply on the hemorrhoids
- Repeat this until the symptoms resolved and the inflammation disappears
- Improvements should be noted instantly.
This is another home remedy for hemorrhoids. It is found in plants such as oranges, buckwheat, asparagus, cranberries, lemon, grapefruit and many others.
- Buy the supplement form of Rutin from any drug store and take twice a day preferably in the morning and evening just before bed time. The inflammation disappears in just a few weeks.
Coconut oil can also be used to help cure hemorrhoids.
- Apply coconut oil to the hemorrhoids, rinse and repeat daily and the symptoms will subside and disappear in just a few days.
This is one of the oldest remedies for hemorrhoids.
- Soak a cotton ball with witch hazel and apply to the inflamed area twice a day until the swelling disappears.
Similar to the above remedies, apply aloe Vera on the inflamed area to relieve the swelling.
This is a very important treatment but it is often overlooked. Conventional toilets are unnatural which explains why hemorrhoids are rare in the less developed countries where people squat when going to the bathroom. Sitting down when going to the bathroom strains the rectum, but squatting relaxes and straightens the puborectalis muscle.
If the home remedies are not successful or if the hemorrhoids are too large, a surgical procedure may be recommended. The surgical procedures includes:
Also known as hemorrhoidectomy, the surgeon removes the excess tissue using various techniques which are done with sedation combined with local anesthetic, general anesthetic or spinal anesthetic.
This is one of the most effective ways of treating large and recurring hemorrhoids. Some patients may experience pain after the procedure, but medication can help.
This procedure is known as stapled hemorrhoidopexy or hemorrhoidectomy, it blocks the flow of blood to the hemorrhoidal tissue. The procedure is less painful compared to hemorrhoid removal, and the patient returns to normal activities earlier.