Here Are Some Natural Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Aug 9 08:23 2012 Jeff Donaven Print This Article

When hemorrhoids strike, the first inclination could be to run to the drug store and purchase all the over the counter treatments available. A more intense reaction could be to call the doctor. However, there are a variety of home cures for hemorrhoids that are quite effective and, often times, more so than their over the counter or prescription counterparts.

One of the simplest is a sitz bath. It's not necessary to fill the whole tub and go through the ritual of bathing. Purchase a small plastic tub from the drug store that fits on your toilet. Fill it with warm water,Guest Posting lower your pants, and sit for as long as you like as many times a day as you can. This is very soothing for the pain and itching associated with hemorrhoids and also serves to keep the area clean, which reduces inflammation.

Homemade poultices with herbs like elderberry or mullein or ice packs - even a bag of frozen peas - help to reduce swelling and inflammation. Alternating between poultices, ice packs, and sitz baths is a good strategy if you have the time.

Applying witch hazel, an astringent, with a sterile cotton ball or pad to the anal area is another home cure for hemorrhoids. In the same way, aloe very - especially the pulpy variety - and applications of yarrow tea, also applied with a sterile cotton ball or pad, help to ease symptoms of hemorrhoids.

No matter what you choose as your home cure for hemorrhoids, keeping the area clean and using unscented, plain white toilet paper is top priority. Be gentle with yourself and you will keep the inflammation of your hemorrhoids to a minimum.

Babies do not actually suffer from hemorrhoids, but do their bit to cause them! Pregnant women often get the condition, as a result of the strain of carrying the baby and also from the strain of giving birth. This susceptibility to baby hemorrhoids is caused by the uterus directly sitting on top of the blood vessels which should drain the hemorrhoid veins. In addition, the pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes the walls of the veins. All this makes the veins in this part of the body to swell. This situation is worsened further by long periods of standing or sitting.

When it comes to giving birth, the pressure on the abdomen, just as occurs in a bowel movement, can inflate these veins. These postpartum hemorrhoids, as they are known, are hard to avoid. After all, giving birth does involve a certain amount of pushing! If you are unfortunate enough to get baby hemorrhoids along with baby, there are things you can do to help reduce any pain and discomfort. The first 24 hours after delivery could be used to apply ice packs. After this, you could try warm sitz baths, dabbing with sterile cotton balls dosed in Witch Hazel or using ointments containing hydrocortisone. If you can avoid being constipated, this will help. In any event, the baby hemorrhoids should go away as your body regains its strength after the strain of childbirth.

A recommended remedy for pregnant women is to lie down on your left side, every four to six hours, for approximately 20 minutes. This routine lowers the pressure on the main vein, which drains the lower portion of the body.


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