What is the best cure for hemorrhoids?

Piles or hemorrhoids are caused when the veins in the anus swell. This swelling causes pain and discomfort to the individual while passing stools or while sitting down. Piles are not an uncommon condition and can be treated effectively. Home remedies and lifestyle changes prove quite effective when it comes to dealing with hemorrhoids; however, in severe cases of piles, medical intervention is imperative. Hemorrhoids can occur due to chronic constipation, straining excessively during the passing of stools, sitting for a long period of time on the toilet and obesity. With age, the tissues and veins around the lower rectum and anus lose their tenacity this causes them to bulge out, causing piles. Indulging in anal sex can also cause one to experience hemorrhoids. Difficulty in passing stools, hard and dry stools, foul breath or flatulence accompanied with a foul odor, are the most common symptoms of piles. Internal or external bleeding are secondary symptoms that may or may not be present.

Some of the best cures for hemorrhoids are:

  • Almond oil is very useful when it comes to treating hemorrhoids. Apply some almond oil on the affected area to experience effective relief from the burning and itching sensation caused by this condition.
  • You can apply small chips of ice over your piles in order to reduce the swelling and pain in the region. You may also use warm compresses in order to achieve the same results.
  • In order to get rid of the itching sensation brought about by hemorrhoids you can apply baking soda also known as cooking soda, on the affected area.
  • Applying a mixture made from chopped onions, garlic and honey will also help alleviate the pain and swelling caused by piles. Make sure you place some cotton wool on the application as it could spread on to your clothes as well. Keep this mixture on for around 3 hours.
  • Consuming 1 teaspoon of olive oil daily will also give you some amount of relief. Olive oil contains mono saturated fats that help in the effective functioning of the excretory system. For another remedy containing olive oil; you can crush the juice out of some plum leaves and add it to olive oil. Apply this mixture topically on your hemorrhoids.
  • Eating high fiber foods like all barn cereal, kidney beans, sweet corn, spinach, green peas, carrots, baked potatoes and the likes, will also help you alleviate this condition. Fruits like bananas, apples, oranges and lemons are also beneficial in treating piles.
  • One of the most important remedy for treating hemorrhoids is the consumption of water. Drinking water not only keeps the body hydrated but also helps in the smooth passage of stools. Therefore begin your day with at least 2 glasses or 250 ml of warm water.

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