Hemorrhoids (piles) can be uncomfortable and quite an embarrassing condition. Dealing with the constant itching, burning, and swelling “down there” is one thing, having to carry this silent burden on your own is another. And those who suffer are understandably mum about “it”.
The good news is that there are now many options for home treatment of hemorrhoids.Below are six tips you can use to treat piles, right within the privacy and comforts of your own home:
Tip # 1: Utilize a sitz bath which it done by sitting in the bathtub with warm water for 15-20 minutes, several times a day. This can be vey effective in soothing the pain in the affected area.
Tip # 2: Avoid straining for prolonged periods (more than 30 seconds) when conducting bowel movements. Generally avoid putting too much pressure on the rectal vein.
Tip # 3: Another excellent home treatment of hemorrhoids is to go on a high-fiber diet (to soften stool) and drink lots of water.
Tip # 4: Dabbing some witch hazel on the affected area is a very good way to treat external piles. It contains properties that shrink the blood vessels and alleviate swelling and inflammation.
Tip # 5: Applying ice packs on the affected area is a great home treatment of hemorrhoids symptoms. Do this for about 15-20 minutes several times a day to reduce the pain “down there”.
Tip # 6: Start exercising to lose weight. Hemorrhoids are a very common malady for overweight/obese people since there is more pressure on the rectal/anal area.