Natural Way To Treat Hemorrhoids
Over half the people in America, today will experience some form of hemorrhoid problems by age 50. Most will do nothing about it. Less than 3% will seek help for the condition. It is a crazy statistic because for most people hemorrhoids can be prevented and cured by making a few simple changes to lifestyle, diet and by the use of an anti-inflammatory gel/cream. But we need to answer the question about whether there is a natural way to treat hemorrhoids.
There are 2 types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. Both types if left untreated can lead to more severe issues, and possibly surgery. But that is only if you do nothing about it and decide to suffer instead of seeking help. Many people decide not to seek help due to the embarrassment of a doctor examining such a private body area.
But there is not much to look forward to if you need surgery. Surgery is an excruciatingly painful experience, especially post-op. Many patients have reported days, if not weeks of pain during the healing period after surgery. You see, the outer rectum is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Unfortunately, the most prevalent surgeries involve burning off hemorrhoids, or banding (tying a band around the affected area until it drops off). These treatments leave the area extremely tender. When the patient needs to have a bowel movement, the pain can be even more excruciating than the hemorrhoids ever were.
But that is what happens if you do NOT attend to your hemorrhoids early. Considering that one of the major causes of hemorrhoids is from straining during bowel movements due to poor diet/lifestyle, then there really is no reason that most sufferers can’t avoid getting more or worse hemorrhoids. When people strain during a bowel movement it is because the stool (feces) has become hard and requires a lot of pushing and straining. Simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve regularity and reduce painful ‘straining’ bowel movements. These simple changes can wipe out the cause of hemorrhoids.
This is where the health of your colon makes a huge difference. The colon (large intestine) can hold anywhere between 6 & 40lbs of fecal matter in the average adult. People who experience regular bowel movements (at least once daily), typically have a lot less of this fecal matter in their system. Consequently and also quite obviously people who are less ‘regular’ have a lot more in their system. The colon, the last major part of the digestive system, actually draws a lot of water out of the fecal matter (stool) before it reaches the rectum. If the stool spends too much time in the colon, or if your diet is missing some key foods, then too much water is drawn out of the stool. This is when you experience a hard bowel movement that requires straining and pushing resulting in hemorrhoids.
There is much debate about what causes the stool to spend more time in the colon and become harder. Most experts do agree that a clean and clear colon will assist in helping the stool to move freely and smoothly through the body. Couple this with a diet rich in water and fiber (which assists in making the stool softer and easier to pass) and you’re on the right path towards reducing the cause of hemorrhoids. Adding water and fiber are the best natural ways to treat hemorrhoids.
Exercise is another major factor in improving your inner health. Many experts believe that exercise assists in speeding up our metabolic rate which actually helps our digestive system work better. The better the digestive system operates it results in ‘regularity’ and less fecal matter sitting virtually idle in the digestive system (colon).
So if you have a diet that incorporates a lot of fiber (wholemeal bread/cereal and fruits), you drink ample water (6-8 glasses daily) and you partake in regular exercise, then you could well be on your way towards improving your inner health, improving your bowel movement regularity and reducing your hemorrhoids. If you want a natural way to treat hemorrhoids doing these three simple things can help keep you from dealing with further issues later on.
For many people who are already ‘dealing’ with hemorrhoids, the use of an anti-inflammatory cream/gel can be the first step in helping to cure and rid themselves of their hemorrhoids. Poor diet, laziness and lack of hydrating fluids are CAUSES of hemorrhoids, so making improvements in these areas will probably help to ease the current hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, if you already suffer from hemorrhoids they will NOT FULLY CURE the sufferer. The use of an anti-inflammatory will assist (in most cases) by soothing the affected area. An anti-inflammatory gel or cream can also help with circulation in the rectal area. These products act as a kind of decongestant in the rectum by reducing the swelling, which naturally brings with it better blood circulation in the veins of the rectum. This increased circulation, in turn, helps to diminish the size and existence of the hemorrhoids.
So if you are looking for a natural treatment for hemorrhoids, the best treatment is prevention. Make the lifestyle changes listed above and you may never have to deal with the pain of hemorrhoids. If you already suffer from hemorrhoids, then an anti-inflammatory cream may prevent you from having to resort to surgical treatment.