Hemorrhoid Relief and Treatments
Hemorrhoids are a painful, irritating and often embarrassing condition that many people suffer. Close to half of the population will at some point or another suffer from hemorrhoids. They are most common in progressed 50 and pregnant women. They can be caused my a number of things, from straining anal muscles when going to the toilet to lifting heavy objects.
There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external (with a possible third type - internal expanding into an external).
There are various treatment options for them including over the counter remedies, but these are not always recommended or effective.
- External hemorrhoids can be soothes with an ice bag in it.
- This will help numb the pain and any itching.
- Try not to sit back for too long periods of time as this is putting pressure on them.
- Try to go for a walk or do something standing up.
- Most symptoms of hemorrhoids can be treated with a warm bath two to three times a day for ten minutes.
- Some people add a bit of salt to the bath.
- This will help have them clean as well as soothing any pain.
Eating lots of fibre and drinking plenty of water (around eight glasses a day) will help to keep your bowels easy - this is very important every extra strain is likely to be very painful and possibly cause bleeding. There are also supplements that will help soften your stool that can be bought or given to you by your doctor.
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- Your hemorrhoids never have eased in a 1-2 weeks make sure to see a doctor.
- Thrombosed (clotted) hemorrhoids can take a long time to be completely remedied.
The above will help to relieve the pain, but often the victim will want to look for treatments instead