Hemorrhoids treatment and prevention: They are really uncomfortable and can even be extremely painful. Many people all too frequently suffer from this condition, in many cases, in silence.
In this article, we’ll go over some simple and totally naturally tips to prevent hemorrhoids and treat them quickly without any side effects.
What are hemorrhoids exactly?
Hemorrhoids are varicose veins or an inflammation of the veins in the rectum and anus. Everyone has these veins, but they’re only considered a problem when they dilate and swell. In some cases, they can even protrude from the anal cavity.
This inflammation causes itching, pain, and bleeding in some cases.
More than half of people over age 30 often suffer from this type of discomfort, although medical advice is usually only sought for severe pain or bleeding.
There are several factors that can influence this health problem, like constipation, a sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy or being overweight. There are also people who suffer from a congenital weakening of the body’s tissues which also affects the anal sphincter.
The basic treatment to naturally prevent and treat hemorrhoids is based on eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables. That is to say foods rich in water and fiber. You’ll also need to be careful with processed foods and increase your consumption of legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
However, it’s important to drink plenty of water between meals because a diet heavy in fiber requires a lot of water to properly digest.
You should also get yourself moving and exercise each day, especially if you have a really sedentary job or routine.
Finally, if you feel like you have to go to the bathroom, don’t wait. Although there are many people who don’t want to use another toilet outside their home base, they should know that holding it in can make constipation worse.
Next, we’ll explain some natural remedies to increase the effectiveness of this treatment.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, you can include some of these foods which will help with intestinal transit and reduce pain and irritation:
- Psyllium: Also known as Plantago, it’s a natural source of soluble and insoluble fiber that works to regulate the intestines. Take it mixed with a large glass of water before breakfast and dinner.
- Agar-agar: This alga, which is used to make gelatin, improves intestinal function. You can use it to make all types of desserts or use it to thicken recipes. The more agar-agar you add, the stiffer and thicker your recipe will be.
- Flax seeds: Flax seeds are a remedy for constipation. Before going to bed, add a teaspoon of flax seeds to a glass of water and let soak overnight. The following morning, drink the glass of water, including the seeds, before eating breakfast. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating.
According to natural medicine, when you’re suffering from hemorrhoids, the liver is often congested due to overeating which works like a trigger to unleash other conditions.
Dandelion is a cleansing medicinal plant that removes accumulated toxins from the liver and kidneys.
Take three infusions of this herb daily until your symptoms improve.
You can also take it in a homeopathic form: Taraxacum officinale 15 CH (three tablets under the tongue, three times a day, without food or strong flavors like the menthol found in toothpaste and chewing gum).
Applying really cold water directly to the anal area will provide immediate relief from the pain caused by hemorrhoids.
Some bidets have a vertical jet that is ideal for this purpose. However, you can also use a sitz bath and soak in a tub of cold water without getting your lower back wet.