They are a common problem, but some people, despite this, are still too embarrassed to seek help for the painful burning, itching, and bleeding that hemorrhoids provoke. Pharmacies sell many products that help – creams, pads, ointments, and suppositories. As a widely accepted criterion, doctors suggest that you should avoid products that are on sale and contain ingredients whose name ends with “kain.” They contain an anesthetic that provides instant relief, but they cause increased irritation if used regularly. In addition to these drugs, there are, of course, quite several home remedies which you can try.
Pleasure of warmth
Fill the tub with warm water, then lower yourself into it. You should sit with your knees raised, allowing maximum exposure of the anal area to warm water. You will find that it relieves pain. You may sometimes feel that warm water promotes increased blood flow to the area, which helps narrow the swollen veins.
Try adding a full bag of bitter salt before immersing yourself in the tub to help shrink hemorrhoids. Stir the water well to dissolve it well.
Instead of filling the whole bathtub every time you need to alleviate the discomfort, you can buy a “sitting bathtub.” These bathtubs are designed only for sitting in them; they can be found in medical equipment stores. Or if you have a bidet – and you’re not too big – you can dip your butt into it. Filling the basin is much faster than filling the whole tub, and since it is more practical, you will probably do it more often.
For external hemorrhoids, apply a warm, damp tea bag. You can do this while sitting on the toilet bowl. The heat has a beneficial effect, and you can have the added benefit of one of the main components of tea, tannic acid. It helps reduce pain and swelling and promotes blood clotting, which helps stop bleeding.
Sit on the ice
Fill durable plastic bag ice, wrap it in a thin cloth – an old pillow is an ideal choice – and sit on it. You can also use a bag of frozen peas (also wrapped in fabric), which will be more conveniently shaped according to your contours. The cold narrows the dilated blood vessels, providing tremendous relief. Sit for up to 20 minutes on an ice seat. There is no limit to how often you can do this, but take a break of at least ten minutes between two treatments. Alternating hot and cold – using a sedentary bath between ice treatments also helps.
Tap, don’t comb
Soak a piece of cotton wool with undistilled hamamelis and apply it on hemorrhoids. It is rich in tannins, which cause blood vessels to constrict.
Drowning Vaseline, which is also found in many treatments hemorrhoids that are on sale, can help provide relief to the affected area.
Both liquid vitamin E and wheat germ oil are effective against hemorrhoids. Soak a piece of cotton wool in them and apply them several times a day.
If you can find it in health food stores, try a balm that contains comfrey or calendula, as both of these ingredients provide relief and speed healing.
Although it sounds strange, the coating prepared from grated potatoes has an astringent and soothing effect.
Find a comfortable sofa several times a day, stretch out and lift your feet. What pleases irritated nerves also helps with the code hemorrhoids. In this outstretched position, you remove the load from your overloaded anal area, and at the same time, improve blood flow to the area that needs it. It is best to take 30 minutes for this “task.” If you sit or stand for a long time, try to change your position often.
Include more fiber in your diet. Research shows that a high-fiber diet can significantly reduce the intensity of symptoms of hemorrhoids, including pain and bleeding. Fiber-rich foods include whole-grain bread and whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rice, and nuts.
When you eat more fiber, you need to maintain your body’s water supply to avoid constipation. Make sure you drink enough fluids so that your urine is pale and not dark or yellow.
Limit sitting or lifting heavy loads
Everyone who sits a lot should be in a standing position for a while. If you spend most of your time at a desk, walk for 5 minutes, at about every hour. Each time you get up, you reduce the pressure on the rectal area, which leads to the appearance of hemorrhoids.
Lifting a heavy load creates pressure on the anal area. If you need to lift a sofa or closet, say you have back problems and look for volunteers.
If you have a habit of lifting weights while working out in the gym, make sure you skip squat exercises. Each time you lower and then raise again, you create direct pressure on the rectum. Avoid, too, exercises that involve sitting for a long time, such as exercising on a bicycle in the gym.
The politics of the throne room
The key to avoiding hemorrhoids is not to strain, so apologize and head to the toilet whenever you need to. The delay problem leads to imprisonment. And that means you have to work harder when you go to the bathroom. It’s a call to appear hemorrhoids.
After emptying the hose, wipe slightly moistened under tap water, plain, white paper with no added odor. Perfumed, colored toilet paper may have aesthetically pleasing details, but additional chemical compounds can be irritating.
Use a paper towel-lined on the outside and with some non-perfumed moisturizer.