Hemorrhoids are common and nearly 50% of people have suffered from them. The discomfort caused by hemorrhoids is hard to manage in some cases. But many effective treatments are available to treat them. Home treatments and lifestyle changes can help. Information regarding treatment is contained within this article.
A top priority for hemorrhoids sufferers is making sure that the area is clean. Pre-moistened wipes can help you clean yourself more effectively and more comfortably than toilet paper. For added relief from the swelling and pain of hemorrhoids, try a lukewarm sitz bath. You should soak in this warm bath for 20 minutes at a minimum.
If you happen to be suffering through a flare up of hemorrhoids, relief from the pain and discomfort is possible. It is recommended you use a sitz bath a few times each day, for approximately 10 minutes or so each time. A cold compress can relieve some of the pain and swelling.
To relieve some of the pain and swelling of hemorrhoid flare-ups, try alternating hot and cold treatments. Alternating between ice and heat helps minimize the size of the hemorrhoid and helps it to heal. Each day as needed, apply an icy cold pack to the problem area for ten minutes then, following that cold pack treatment, apply a warm, moist heat pack for twenty minutes.
Try home remedies for your hemorrhoids before wasting money on expensive treatments and medications. Have a warm, 15-minute soak in a sitz bath, which is especially effective after bowel movements. While hemorrhoids often itch, try not to scratch them, since this may cause the problem may worsen. Instead, you can put some witch hazel on a cotton pad and put it on the affected area. Make sure you eat enough fiber-rich foods, as well as drinking enough water each day, which equals about eight glasses. This will help eliminate strain from your bowel movements.
Drink a lot of water and eat high-fiber food to soften your bowel movements. Getting your stool softer is the best way to relieve your hemorrhoid woes. Some fruits will help soften your stool. Fibrous vegetables also are beneficial, including okra or cabbage. To see the full effects of these foods, make sure you drink lots of water.
At the beginning of this article you received some basic facts, but now you know how to go about treating hemorrhoids if need be. You will find that home treatments are effective and can alleviate the need for surgery. Learning as much as you can about causes and therefore prevention along with treatments you can do at home will ensure that you can treat your problem in the privacy of your own home.