Hemorrhoids are a common problem, especially in women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. Hemorrhoids appear when too much pressure is applied on the veins around the rectum. Although they are common, many people are uncomfortable talking about them. These tips touch on both the causes of hemorrhoids and how to treat them.
Get a hemorrhoid pad at the store. These pads can be used by anyone.
Purchase a variety of ointments, creams or suppositories. Your local drugstore should stock a wide range of appropriate products. You won’t cure the hemorrhoids with this but you’ll surely give yourself some relief from burning and itching when you numb the area. Be careful, however, not to use them for longer than seven days.
You can treat swelling and pain with a paste made from water and powdered myrrh. Mix one teaspoon of powdered myrrh, with one teaspoon full of water until it forms a thick paste. Apply this paste to your hemorrhoids and let it sit for a half an hour. You can purchase powdered myrrh at most any beauty and health store.
One of the biggest causes of hemorrhoids is having to push hard when trying to have a bowel movement. It can also worsen existing ones. If fiber does not ease the passing of your stool, try putting something under your feet to raise them up while you are on the toilet. A properly positioned stool transitions your body from the customary sitting position into more of a squat. This can be of tremendous help in having a pain-free bowel movement.
Do not scratch your hemorrhoids when they itch. When hemorrhoids flare up, they can be very itchy, which can be quite maddening. The normal reaction is to scratch the itch because it makes you feel better for a short time, but it can delay the healing process for your hemorrhoids. Do your best to restrain from scratching and look for efficient treatments to take the itching away.
One method of preventing hemorrhoids is surprisingly simple. When you feel you have to poop, do it right away. Allowing feces to stick around in the large intestine causes the body to absorb water, which means additional strain is required to get rid of the feces. Because straining can cause hemorrhoids, you shouldn’t do it.
The first paragraph of this article noted that both expectant and new mothers are at increased risk for hemorrhoids. They are simply caused by increased pressure in the anus. With what you learned from this article, you can go about forming ways to avoid pressuring your anus and avoid obtaining or relieving hemorrhoid pain altogether.