Top 5 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are the bane of many people’s lives. With over 75% of people in the Unites States suffering from hemorrhoids (also known as piles), this could be considered an epidemic.
The pain of hemorrhoids can be excruciating and at times, debilitating. It can affect everyday activities and stop you enjoying a happy and fun life. Regular day-to-day activities can be a real challenge and life becomes an uphill struggle.
Searching for a treatment is also no easy task. Of course there is always surgery as an option, but the procedure is, to say the least, painful and embarrassing and even then, they can return!
Many treatments are a total waste of time, even those offered by prescription medication.
Luckily, there are several natural alternative things that we can do to help the symptoms of hemorrhoids and even get rid of them altogether. And the great thing is that they have absolutely no side effects whatsoever!
Here’s our 5 natural home remedies that you can try to help heal your hemorrhoids.
Home Remedy #1 – Relax and Take it Easy: Have a soothing sitz bath
One of the most soothing treatments that brings immediate relief is a sitz bath. From the German word for sitting (‘sitzen’), a sitz bath is just that. A shallow bath to sit in, with lukewarm water to relieve pain in your anal region. Some people add salt or essential oils to aid the healing process.
This solution works wonders for providing immediate and soothing relief, especially for external hemorrhoids.
A sitz bath can be made in your bathtub. Alternatively, medical supply stores sell specifically designed products that fit over a toilet seat.
Either way, this is an inexpensive solution that brings fast relief.
Home Remedy #2 – Ice Ice Baby! Reach for the ice pack.
Ice is freely available, costs nothing and is highly recommended as a great home remedy for providing excellent relief from hemorrhoids. Ice helps constrict the blood vessels therefore reducing swelling and inflammation, giving you immediate pain relief.
There are a few do’s and dont’s though.
- Don’t apply the ice directly. Apply an icepack or a piece of ice wrapped in a cloth directly on the affected area for about 5-10 minutes.
- Do apply ice several times during the day, you should see results soon enough.
Home Remedy #3 – Go Natural: Aloe Vera & Witch Hazel
There are several ingredients that provide natural, soothing effects that will help in your war against hemorrhoids.
Aloe vera and Witch Hazel are two of nature’s best ingredients that can help treat hemorrhoids.
They provide anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties which work to help the itching and irritation caused by hemorrhoids. Both are safe to use on internal and external hemorrhoids.
- If you are treating external hemorrhoids, apply the ingredients directly to the affected area and slowly massage.
- If you are suffering from internal hemorrhoids, cut aloe vera leaves in strips (soaked in witch hazel) and place in the freezer. When frozen, apply the icy cold strips to the anus and painful hemorrhoids to provide immediate relief.
Home Remedy #4 – Look in your Kitchen: Natural Vegetable & Fruits
Lemon juice (or tomato slices) contain various nutrients and properties that can provide soothing relief from hemorrhoids by strengthening the capillaries and blood vessel walls.
- Saturate a cotton ball with freshly squeezed lemon (or in the case of tomatoes, simply slice them) and apply onto the hemorrhoids.
Note: There may be some mild tingling or burning initially, but this will subside and you will quickly feel the benefits.
Home Remedy #5 – Added Boost! Nutritional Health Supplements
We have given you some excellent natural home remedies to help heal hemorrhoids. They are inexpensive and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.
That said, many simply address only the symptoms that hemorrhoids bring. When you need an added something extra then you may want to consider natural nutritional health supplements.
They provide a dual-action solution to treat hemorrhoids. Many products actually provide an internal nutritional supplement as well as an external cream, which will provide the best holistic solution for eliminating internal and external hemorrhoids.
In short, internal nutritional support targets improving vascular and increased blood flow, whilst external creams address soothing relief and cessation of itching and irritation.
Read the label. Make sure that the ingredients in the formula are backed by clinical studies and have good reason to be included in their formula. Don’t waste your money and don’t waste valuable time in achieving relief from the pain of hemorrhoids.
Our Final Say……
Our suggestions can go a long way in helping relieve your hemorrhoid suffering. The great thing is that many of them utilize ingredients and items that you probably already have in your home. And the fact they offer no side effects is a huge bonus.
The long and short of it is that you have nothing to lose by trying these. That is, of course, except the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids.
In our experience, many of these home remedies work great for immediate relief but fail to address the root causes of hemorrhoids. For that reason, you may want to consider a solution that addresses symptoms and the root causes to achieve a more long-lasting solution.
Look for natural ingredients that have a proven track record for helping eliminate hemorrhoids. Ingredients such as Aloe vera and Witch Hazel are just some of the best ingredients out there to help sooth the pain and reduce the inflammation.
Look after your body. Take care against supplements that may contain harmful ingredients. You deserve the best. Take your time to search for a product with a good reputation and an excellent money-back guarantee.
Don’t let hemorrhoids take over your life. Act now, and save yourself a lot of pain and trouble.