It isn’t uncommon to develop haemorrhoids sometime during your life; in fact over three quarters of people in the United States have had hemorrhoids. They are extremely common in pregnant women and people between the ages of 45 – 65.
Treating Hemorrhoids can be done by using natural products but it’s important to know what hemorrhoids are before you start treating them.
Hemorrhoids, which are also known as piles are inflamed and swollen veins in the anus and rectum. There are two types of hemorrhoids; internal Hemorrhoids which are located inside the anal cavity can cause painless bleeding at the end of a bowel movement and external hemorrhoids which are located outside of the anus which can be itchy and painful.
There are several factors that can cause hemorrhoids, lack of fiber in your diet, straining during a bowel movement, chronic diarrhea or constipation and a weakening of the connective tissue in the rectum and anus, which can occur with age.
Pregnant women can develop hemorrhoids as there is an increase of pressure in the abdomen, which may enlarge the veins in the lower rectum and anus. Pregnancy hemorrhoids will usually disappear after childbirth.
Treating hemorrhoids starts by leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercise and eating a wholesome natural diet, full of vegetables, fruit, organic meats and fish. Drinking at least 1.5 litres of water each day is also very important.
Getting enough fiber should also be a priority when treating hemorrhoids. Fiber has been proven to have a beneficial effect in relieving hemorrhoid symptoms and bleeding. Fiber softens stools and increases its bulk, which helps to reduce straining. Fiber can be found naturally in fruit, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
Witch Hazel can be used for the treatment of hemorrhoids as a cream; compress or it can be found in specifically designed natural hemorrhoid treatment cream.
Witch Hazel is made from the leaves and bark of a plant called Hamamelis Virginiana. It cannot be taken internally but it can be applied to the infected area. It can decrease the bleeding as it acts as an astringent.
Another treatment for hemorrhoids is a natural remedy, butcher’s broom. This treatment is also used for any other conditions that are a result of impaired blood vessels. Butcher’s broom is usually recommended in capsule or tea form.
Please note that butcher’s broom should not be used by people with high blood pressure, pregnant or nursing women.
Hemorrhoids are a natural occurrence in your body so it makes the best sense to use natural treatments for hemorrhoids.