Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Effective Treatment For Hemorrhoids

Commonly hemorrhoids are seen as a matter of humiliation and mostly people avoid talking about them. This leads to the problem getting prolonged and the treatment becoming delayed. Therefore, it is cardinal to learn the causes of the problem to be able to know how to cure it.
There are some home treatments which are very effective for treating hemorrhoids and also provide instant relief. It is helpful to sit in lukewarm water several times a day for 15-20 minutes. To stop the blood flow to the affected area, holding ice over the region for 15-20 minutes can be rewarding. Use wipes or moistened papers after a bowel movement instead of using dry papers. In addition, remember to consume plenty of fluids. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day to prevent too many solids from forming in the digestive track.

It is a good idea to consult a physician if you have agonizing symptoms that you think are because you have hemorrhoids. A physician will always know what to do better than the average layman but there are many people who have cured there hemorrhoids naturally. If your hemorrhoids haven't reached an advanced stage you should have no trouble curing them naturally either.

There are a number of ointments, creams, and drugs to address the issue of hemorrhoids. Although these would quickly alleviate pain, soothe itching and discomfort, these are of little help. Laxatives and stool softeners may also be helpful. They assuage pain during heavy bowel movements and also soften the stool. However, if you overuse them they can cause watery or running diarrhea. It is always a good idea to ask a doctor or specialist if it is a good idea to be taking laxatives and how much is appropriate. It is also a good idea to ask your doctor about any other hemorrhoid treatment you are thinking of trying.

Home treatment of hemorrhoids often include changing your lifestyle, diet and the use of home remedies. Instead of eating junk-type fatty foods, eat foods that are rich in fiber. This means that you should eat more fruits, vegetables, salads and whole grains. It is advisable not let constipation occur in the first place which means drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day. Take lukewarm bath up to 3 times a day for 15-20 minutes after a bowel movement. Another useful treatment is to apply aloe vera on the affected area to reduce burning and itching. If you take the time to do one or more of these things there is no doubt that you will notice a dramatic improvement in the symptoms and appearance of your cellulite so take the time to give yourself the gift of health and well-being.