Natural Hemorrhoid Treatment – Totally Non-Invasive Methods

Hemorrhoids are painful swollen veins in the anal area of the body. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding, itching, and pain in the rectum. There are numerous treatment methods for hemorrhoids. Some of the methods for treating hemorrhoids are invasive. If you have large and painful hemorrhoids, an invasive procedure may be the only treatment that will work for you. Invasive procedures include rubber band ligation, electric current, laser therapy, heat therapy, and hemorrhoid surgery. For smaller, less painful hemorrhoids, a natural hemorrhoid treatment may work best.

Natural Hemorrhoid Treatment

One natural hemorrhoid treatment is diet. A healthier diet can lead to the reduction of hemorrhoids. If you can increase the fiber in your diet, the fiber will help to soften your stool so that bowel movements are not as unpleasant. Fiber can also decrease the conditions that make hemorrhoids form. You can find fiber in vegetables and whole grains. Psyllium is a powdered fiber supplement that you can find at a drugstore. If you incorporate vegetables and whole grains into your diet, you will be sure to see a change in your bowel habits for the better. Once you increase the amount of fiber in your diet, it is important to increase your water intake. Drink as much water as you can to prevent constipation.

Another natural hemorrhoid treatment is found in citrus fruits. Bioflavonoid is believed to be a stabilizing agent for blood vessels. It can reduce discomfort, inflammation and pain that are associated with hemorrhoids. To increase bioflavonoid in your diet, be sure to eat a diet that is rich in citrus fruits like limes and oranges.

Witch Hazel is a natural hemorrhoid treatment that is topical. Witch Hazel can be found in liquid form as a lotion, ointment, or as medicated pads. Unlike some of the other treatments, witch hazel cannot be eaten or drank, it must be applied. If you have tried changing your eating habits and still have seen very little change, witch hazel may be a good option. You can also try Butcher’s Broom. Butcher’s Broom is a plant and it is recommended that you use Butcher’s Broom as a tea or ointment to treat hemorrhoids. Although Butcher’s Broom has not been proven by science as a good treatment for hemorrhoids, the active agent in Butcher’s Broom, ruscogen, has been known to aid in the shrinkage of swollen veins. As with any treatment, you should always consult your doctor before beginning any treatment, natural or otherwise.

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One Comment

  1. Zoe
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

    However, once yo find the treatment that works for your hemorrhoids you should keep it in mind if your hemorrhoids come back.

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