Hemorrhoid home treatment methods

If you find yourself unlucky enough to be suffering from the discomfort of piles, you may be interested in some of these hemorrhoid home treatment methods which have been used by Americans for centuries to relieve the symptoms. Hemorrhoids are not only extremely common amongst the American public, but they’re also extremely irritating and can become very painful if left untreated.

As over 50% of Americans will suffer from them at some point in their lives, they’re a very common condition but, due to their intimate nature, many people prefer not to talk about them. Of course, there are many creams and ointments which you can get easily from a drugstore, however if you prefer more natural hemorrhoid home treatment methods, you may want to try some of these.

Hemorrhoids can cause a lot of discomfort, especially if they’ve prolapsed outside the anus. Coupled with the itching and bleeding when you pass a stool, you’ll often feel pain and discomfort in the area too. One way to relieve this is to take a ‘sitz’ bath. Now this is exactly as it sounds. You literally fill the tub with a few inches of warm water and sit in it. Add in either a handful of Epsom salts (once again they’re available from the drug store) or a cup of cider vinegar and sit in it for about 15 minutes. It’s best to sit back with your knees raised – an undignified position, but it does give maximum exposure to the affected area – and you’ll soon find that any pain is reduced and the irritation is soothed.

Other hemorrhoid home treatment methods include applying various natural substances on a cotton pad, with apple cider vinegar, aloe vera and witch hazel being amongst the favourite and most effective treatments. These soothe and heal and help to relieve any pain, itching and swelling associated with hemorrhoids.

More unusual, albeit very simple, hemorrhoid home treatment methods include using used teabags. Not only are they good for helping puffy eyes, but the tannin contained in the tea also helps with piles too. Use warm tea bags as you’ll find the warmth soothing and the natural astringency of the tannin will help to shrink those piles back down to normal.

And finally, why not squatting over the toilet instead of sitting? It’ll not only help you to pass your stools as it straightens out the rectum, but you’ll also get killer quads!