Hemorrhoids are a very common condition, particularly if you are pregnant or have just given birth. They form when the veins in your rectum have too much pressure on them. Many people have them, but of course,they do not openly discuss that fact. By reading this article, you will gain a fuller understanding of causes and methods of treatments.
Keep your hemorrhoids as clean as possible. Pre-moistened wipes can help you clean yourself more effectively and more comfortably than toilet paper. Warm sitz baths are helpful at relieving the swelling and discomfort of hemorrhoids. You should soak in this warm bath for 20 minutes at a minimum.
Applying heat and ice on your hemorrhoids is an efficient remedy. Switching between the heat and the ice will help shrink your hemorrhoid and help heal it. A 10 minute application of ice can be followed by 20 minutes with a moist heat application for maximum results.
To get relief from hemorrhoids, apply ice to the affected area. Hemorrhoids can be extremely painful. You can reduce the pain and swelling by using an ice pack. Try alternating with warm compress to ice pack. You can decrease the amount of swelling and stinging, by allowing yourself to soak in a tepid sitz bath. Between soaks, apply a homemade ice pack to the affected area.
During bowel movements, straining too hard can cause hemorrhoids. Stools pass much easier if you limit your refined foods and drink plenty of water. Squatting, instead of sitting, during a bowel movement also reduces the amount of straining required to defecate. You need a small stool to keep your feet comfortable when you are on the toilet. Interestingly, hemorrhoids don’t plague cultures for whom it is customary to squat while using the toilet to the degree that they plague those accustomed to the porcelain niceties.
A lot of different treatments can work well against hemorrhoids. If you have tried traditional methods and have not found results, a doctor may recommend surgery as a treatment option. If you learn what causes them and how to stop them, you can find relief from painful hemorrhoids.