Is warm milk and lemon juice help in piles treatment? what are the right way of this procedure.

Piles are a common complaint thanks to our poor diets and stressed lives. Piles or hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus and can be very painful and uncomfortable. If you suffer from piles, there are a number of treatment options you could try out. For example there are medications such as corticosteroid creams and pads that provide pain relief and reduce inflammation. Alternatively, you could try some natural or herbal remedies that help relieve symptom such as itching, bleeding, and recurring piles. These include home remedies such as sitting in a warm sitz bath to help reduce the swelling and pain. You can add some Epsom salt to the bath water to relieve itching or some Witch hazel to decrease the pain. Changing your diet is another way to treat and prevent piles. Since constipation, hard stools and straining during a bowel movement are the main causes of piles, it is important to eat a diet that is rich in fiber. To do this you must increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. If you still feel that you are not getting enough fiber in your diet, there are fiber supplements that can help. Supplements that contain Psyllium and similar ingredients help bulk up the stools and encourage regular bowel movements. Just make sure that you drink enough water when taking such supplements or it could lead to dehydration. Along with diet, you must exercise regularly to improve circulation and to keep your weight in check as obesity can cause piles as well.

You have specifically asked about using warm milk and lemon juice to treat piles. Warm milk has long since been used to encourage regular bowel movements. A popular home remedy for piles states that one cup of warm milk with a mashed banana added to it can help relieve constipation and prevent piles. The home remedy you speak of involves the use of lemon juice and hot milk. All you need to do is squeeze half a lemon into a glass of hot milk and drink immediately. Repeat this process every three hours for the best results. It is believed that this natural remedy can stop hemorrhoidal bleeding and cure piles. If the piles do not disappear with these home remedies and medications, it is important to visit your doctor for a check up and to discuss treatment alternatives.

answered by A S

A decoction of half a teaspoon each of lemon juice, ginger juice, mint leaves and honey taken once a day proves beneficial against piles. A cup of milk, boiled with a banana, consumed thrice a day is an effective piles treatment.

answered by r k

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