Things You Need To Know About Hemorrhoids  

Hemorrhoids are a common medical condition that can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. 

Sometimes it cannot be avoided, but there are things that you can do to help minimize the possibility of developing hemorrhoids. 

This article will give you some tips for avoiding activities that may produce dreaded hemorrhoids. 

A great tip for your painful hemorrhoids is to use apple cider vinegar directly on the hemorrhoid itself. This is a good natural way to try to fix this awful condition you are experiencing. Use a cotton swab and apply directly to the area and as often as needed within reason.


°         TIP! Those affected by painful hemorrhoids may be able to find relief by using topical medications intended to alleviate the sensations of burning that can sometimes occur. By using this type of treatment, it is possible to reduce inflammation, limit swelling and eradicate pain.



°         TIP! If you notice blood after having a bowel movement, don't just assume it is hemorrhoids. Although hemorrhoids are the most likely culprit, it is wise to see your physician for verification.


One of the most common causes of hemorrhoid formation is chronic bouts of constipation. Preventing constipation and encouraging more regular bowel movements can go a long way in avoiding both internal and external hemorrhoids. Look for natural constipation remedies, such as aloe vera juice. Aloe vera can also be taken in gel or capsule form.


°         TIP! If you are prone to hemorrhoids and you have a job that requires a lot of sitting, then you need to get up and move a few minutes each hour. Exercise is very important in the prevention and treatment of hemorrhoids.


Before spending money on expensive medications and treatments for your hemorrhoids, try some natural home remedies. Soak in a warm sitz bath for 15 minutes, especially after having a bowel movement. Although hemorrhoids can be extremely itchy, avoid scratching, as this can exacerbate the problem. Instead, dampen some pads with witch hazel and apply them to the hemorrhoids for temporary relief! Eat plenty of foods with fiber and drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day. This will help you to refrain from excessive straining during bowel movements.


°         TIP! Regular daily exercise may help in the prevention and treatment of hemorrhoids. In our fast-paced world it can be hard to find time to fit exercise into our day but even a little can help.




°         TIP! Hemorrhoids can be pushed back inside the anus manually. This treatment is not for the squeamish - or for severe cases - but minor hemorrhoids can be pushed back in, with extreme care and gentleness.


Do not rely on laxatives to cure your hemorrhoid problems because they are not a cure, only a quick fix for one bowel movement. These laxatives might help you get through one rough patch of constipation and have an easy bowel movement, but they are in no way cures for your hemorrhoid problem.


°         TIP! Knowing the facts about hemorrhoids can help you diagnose, treat, and possibly cure the problem for yourself or a family member. Hemorrhoids can occur in people of all ages, even children, although they most commonly affect people between the ages of 45 and 65.




°         TIP! Blood in or around the anus can be several different things. This is why when this occurs, a digital rectal exam must be performed to see if there are any swollen blood vessels and other abnormalities.


See a doctor if your hemorrhoids are too painful or large. There are safe and simple surgical procedures, often done in your doctor's office or in an outpatient clinic. Treatments include a shot into the hemorrhoid to reduce swelling (sclerotherapy), a rubber band around it to cut off its blood supply, shrinking it with heat, freezing it with liquid nitrogen and minor surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy).


°         TIP! For proper prevention and treatment of painful hemorrhoids it's important to know exactly what they are and why they occur. Hemorrhoids occur when the veins surrounding your anus swell up and become inflamed.


Scratching itchy hemorrhoids must be avoided at all costs. One of the most irritating symptoms of a hemorrhoid flare-up can be infuriating itchiness. While scratching the itch provides momentary relief, it almost always irritates the hemorrhoids and thereby retards the healing process. Hemorrhoid sufferers should concentrate on more effective treatments and avoid the urge to scratch.


°         TIP! Don't be embarrassed to discuss your hemorrhoid problems with your doctor. By age 50, about half of all Americans will have suffered from hemorrhoids at one time or another.


As was stated in the beginning of this article, hemorrhoids are a common yet painful medical condition, in which most cases can be avoided. No one enjoys the symptoms of hemorrhoids, and most would do just about anything to get some relief.  


Apply the tips from this article to help avoid getting hemorrhoids altogether.