Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus. They can be very painful and can make sitting or going to the bathroom uncomfortable. There are many over-the-counter remedies available, but there are also some home remedies that can be very effective in treating hemorrhoids.
One of the most important treatments for hemorrhoids at home is to ensure that a person gets enough fiber in their daily diet. This will help soften the stool and make it easier to pass, reducing the amount of irritation to the hemorrhoids. You can get fiber from eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You can also take fiber supplements.
Another important home remedy is to avoid stress when going to the bathroom. This can make hemorrhoids worse and more painful. If you have trouble going, try taking a stool softener. This will make it easier for you to go without stress.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels at the bottom of the rectum or anus. It can be either internal (inside the rectum or anus) or external (under the skin around the anus). Hemorrhoids often cause bleeding during defecation, itching, and pain.
There are a number of things that can cause hemorrhoids, such as constipation, diarrhea, and straining during bowel movements.
There are a number of treatments for hemorrhoids, depending on their severity. These include over-the-counter creams and ointments, sitz baths, and prescription medications. But in some cases, surgery may be very necessary.
Symptoms of hemorrhoids in humans
Hemorrhoids are lumps or bulges that occur in and around the anal canal. They occur due to increased pressure on the blood vessels in the anal area, which can be due to pregnancy, obesity, straining during bowel movements or sitting for long periods of time. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding during defecation, itching and irritation around the anus, and pain or discomfort when sitting. If left untreated, hemorrhoids can lead to more serious problems such as anal fissures (teeth lacerations), rectal prolapse (when the rectum protrudes through the anus), or strangulated hemorrhoids (when blood flow to the hemorrhoid is cut off). Treatment options include over-the-counter creams and ointments, stool softeners, sitz baths, and surgery.
How to treat hemorrhoids at home
There are some things you can do to treat hemorrhoids at home:
Take a sitz bath 2-3 times a day for 15-20 minutes. This involves sitting in a tub of warm water to help soothe the area.
Apply hemorrhoid cream or ointment to the affected area.
Use an over-the-counter dressing containing witch hazel or a topical cream.
Stay hydrated by
Avoid sitting or standing for long periods.
Exercise regularly.drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods rich in fiber. This will help reduce constipation that can aggravate hemorrhoids.