Depending on the level of pain, hemorrhoids may warrant a doctor’s visit. If you do this, your doctor will perform an exam and make appropriate recommendations for treatment. Prescription drugs probably won’t be necessary. You can use this article to find ways to better deal with hemorrhoids in the comfort of your home without going to the doctor.
Witch hazel is a time tested and effective home remedy for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Witch hazel has natural astringent properties that work to shrink the swollen tissue and soothe the pain and itching. Apply the witch hazel with a cotton ball and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, or add it to a sitz bath.
You can find a lot of remedies in your home. An ice pack is a quick and cheap remedy. Ice packs can numb the pain and reduce swelling. Placing a homemade ice pack right on the hemorrhoid can make it swell less.
People who strain excessively while trying to have a bowel movement are more likely to develop hemorrhoids. Staying hydrated by consuming more water and cutting back on refined or processed foods is an easy way to soften and ease your bowel movements. Elevating the knees can also make it easier to pass stool without straining. You need a small stool to keep your feet comfortable when you are on the toilet. This relates to the reasoning behind a lack of hemorrhoid issues in various locations where the natives squat during their bowel movements, rather than sit down.
Hemorrhoids can be similar to chicken pox where they can drive you insane because you can’t scratch them. It’s important not to scratch them; doing so will cause them to split open. Open hemorrhoids take pain to the next level, they also are a magnet for bacterial infections.
Get thin to reduce the severity of hemorrhoids. If you are overweight, you can experience more issues with hemorrhoids. Those extra pounds around your mid-section add pressure to your body’s anal veins. If you adopt a healthier diet with plenty of fiber, you can lose extra pounds and lose the hemorrhoids, as well. Take caution not to overdo it with laxatives though, either for weight loss or hemorrhoid treatment, since continually doing this is eventually unhealthy.
If you do not get enough vegetable and fruits in your diet, which helps prevent hemorrhoids, consider supplements. Scatter the supplement consumption throughout the entire day, and get enough water.
Clearly, it is not really necessary to see a doctor for treatment of the majority of cases of hemorrhoids; although, it would probably be a good idea to get your initial diagnosis from your doctor. Before you visit a physician, consider the above tips to treat and relieve your hemorrhoids.