Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Simple and Effective Home Remedies
Hemorrhoids affect over half of the American population and are a humiliatingly painful condition. Most people, by the age of 50, are avoiding going to the drugstore to purchase hemorrhoid creams and medicines to relieve the pain caused by swollen veins in the rectum and anus.
Internal hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, strained lifting, or even pregnancy, but external hemorrhoids are caused by a blood clot forming around the rectum, resulting in a painful lump and rectal bleeding.
Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of 5 safe and efficient home treatments for hemorrhoids pain relief.
1. Aloe Vera
Hemorrhoids can sometimes be relieved by simply putting aloe vera on the uncomfortable burning and stinging. The benefit of aloe is that it comes in the form of a cooling topical gel. For moisturizing pain treatment, go for aloe vera that has vitamin E.
Ground flaxseeds, which are high in fiber, are effective in treating hemorrhoids, bleeding, and hard stools. Any fiber-rich diet will help to bulk up your stool, resulting in softer bowel movements and less straining. Just remember to remain hydrated to avoid constipation from increased fiber consumption.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can be administered directly on hemorrhoids to help them diminish in a week. Use a clean cotton compress or cleaned fingertips to apply the oil. Just make sure the area is completely clean and dry before applying the oil.
4. Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut is a natural herb that has been used to aid blood circulation for centuries. Horse chestnut is best taken in capsule form or steeped as a tea to relieve the unpleasant swelling and irritation of varicose veins and hemorrhoids, as well as to strengthen the walls of weak or collapsing veins.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Because of its anti-inflammatory characteristics, apple cider vinegar has gained a lot of attention as a natural hemorrhoid therapy. You can use a clean cotton swab to apply it topically on hemorrhoids or add a half cup to your bath water for soaking. Within a few hours, you should notice relief from hemorrhoid pain.