Hemorrhoids Alternative Treatment:
More and more people are exploring for alternative home treatment for hemorrhoids
People nowadays have grown averse to modern medicines and the kind of surgeries that doctors wish to experiment upon them without any real cure. What medicines does is simply suppress the symptoms, especially the pain associated with thrombosed external hemorrhoids, so that people by and large can get on with their daily routine as long as the effect of the medicine lasts.
Medicines can at best provide some relief from the discomfort and can even stop the bleeding for sometime, but that does not really mean that the patients are able to get rid of the menace of hemorrhoids altogether. This is because by simply treating the symptoms you cannot stop the real cause that keeps triggering those piles now and again.
To best address the real cause behind the frequent reappearance of hemorrhoids, is to nip in the bud the very cause. To do that one needs to approach the problem from a holistic point of view. That means the overall health of the person, his or her lifestyle and routine, food habits and many more. For this natural hemorrhoid treatment is the best bet for a safe and fast cure.
Before setting out in our quest for a natural panacea for hemroid cures, we need to understand what exactly are hemorrhoids and what are the main factors responsible for causing them.
Factors that Cause Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids occur when the surrounding tissues and varicose like veins running alongside the walls of the lower rectum and the anus get distended from increased pressure within, caused by frequent stress and strain that they are subjected to.
The straining could be because of forced bowel movement to excrete hardened and stubborn stools that find difficulty in wriggling its way out through the anal canal, as it happens during acute constipation.
This results in the veins to swell and expand that makes them acutely painful to bear. The other factors may include during pregnancy and thereafter childbirth. This is when there is increased volume of blood and hormonal changes, that cause the veins to expand and burst wherever the inner walls of the blood vessels fail to withstand the built up pressure from within. Also the foetus sits upon the veins and tissues that adds to the compression in the anal region.
The other factors is also when a person, because of his occupation have to lift heavy loads and each time he does it, he has to hold his breath very tight to tighten his abdominal muscles for the extra thrust for the lift. This again cause the veins to bulge because of extra rush of blood, to compensate for the deficiency in the oxygen level that the muscles crave for.
Hemorrhoids can also occur when a person has to sit for long hours at a stretch because of his or her sedentary nature of work, with very few breaks in between to walk around.
The other possible reasons could be because of too much of diarrhea, anal infection or cirrhosis of the liver.
Home Treatment of Hemorrhoids with Natural Ingredients
So if we can reverse some of the above factors that trigger hemorrhoids we can possibly take control of those problem that are responsible for the hemorrhoids to occur quite frequently.
This means we have to keep the stools soft for easy movement through the rectum. For this we have to drink plenty of water, at least eight glasses in a day and also include high fiber in our diet. High fiber is found in whole grains, legumes, leafy green vegetable, raw fruits. Fiber helps to retain water and keep the stool moistened.
It’s best to avoid sitting too long at one position. Keep shifting your bottom to stop compressing the underlying tissues and veins. Take frequent breaks to move around, to increase blood circulation and improve blood flow in the anal region. Where its next to impossible to get off from your desk, try to sit on something soft and cushy such as a pillow or may be on a dough like cushion having a hole in the middle.
Do not spend too long in the loo.
Do not try too hard to defecate and when doing so do not hold your breath. It’s important to remember. Try to defecate in a squat or semi squat position, to allow gravity to pull down the stools through the rectum.
Keep yourself physically active. Do plenty of exercise including walking long strides that improves blood circulation.
Avoid citrus juice, aerated soft drinks, soda beverages, wines and alcohol that increases the acid ph level.
Never try to lift heavy objects and if it’s absolutely necessary do so by inhaling lot of air and exhaling slowly through the nostril while you squeeze your abdominal muscles as you lift a heavy object slowly but steadily, without any jerky movement.
Apply ice cubes in the affected area after ten minutes or so, as this will provide some relief from pain.
Warm baths help to improve circulation of the blood.
Sitz bath helps to relieve pain and improve blood flow in the anal region.
Psyllium seeds taken along with a glass of water supplements you with fiber
Horse Chestnuts (Aesculus Hippocastanum) have natural anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It helps to tone the veins.
Witch Hazel (Hammamelis viriniana) liquid too has natural astringent that reduces swelling and inflammation. Apply on the protruding portion of the anus, dipped in cotton.
Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus) is used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Aloe Vera too helps to reduce bleeding and pain when applied directly in the affected portion.
Cranberry Juice is good for internal hemorrhoids treatment. It improves easy bowel movement and prevents constipation.
Gingko Biloba supplements helps to improve blood circulation to portions affected by piles. This speeds up the healing process.
Herbal Hemorrhoid Remedy at Home
There are several herbs that are highly effective in not only providing relief from the acute pain and bleeding associated with hemorrhoids but also help to get rid of the real cause behind those awful piles. However not the same herbal treatment can be applicable to all the persons. This is because each person have their own body and health system quite different from others. Each person has to be approached properly for proper assessment before prescribing the kind of herbal remedy that is best suited for the person for a fast and safe cure naturally.
Herbals are not just confined to the native flora available but also to those of Chinese and Indian too, that has for centuries have successfully treated millions of people. In fact not all herbal practitioners are aware of such treatments themselves. However that does not restricts the common person from having access to such vital information.