As you all know, hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins on a person’s rectum. Hemorrhoids are not only unsightly and pestering but they can be very painful and can even bleed.
Knowing how to prevent getting hemorrhoids in the first place is of essential importance. The basis of any treatment for hemorrhoids represents having regular bowel movements.
The best home remedies for hemorrhoids and the ones that will help you have regular bowel movements are choosing the right nutrition and doing sports. The first step is to change your eating habits. Your meals should consist of fiber in order to have regular bowel movements. Avoid stodgy food, fast food, alcohol, red meat, white sugar, white flour etc. Enrich your food with freshly squeezed juices and plenty of vegetables. In order to have normal bowel movements you should not sit for long hours but rather go walking every day and go jogging at least twice a week.
Another useful home remedy for hemorrhoids is to maintain the hygiene of your anal area. Never scratch your anal area with a toilette paper but wipe it gently with wet toilette paper or a baby wipe. Even better than this is to wash out your rectum every time you have a bowel movement.
Have in mind that choosing the right underwear is a must. Always wear cotton underwear that is of your size. You do not want to buy tight underwear as this will prevent your skin to breathe and will stop your circulation. Not to mention that tight panties will add up extra pressure on your anal veins causing them to swell.
If you are suffering from external hemorrhoids you probably deal with a huge amount of pain. Help yourself on that by buying painkillers in your local pharmacy.
Home remedies for hemorrhoids such as putting ice or taking sitz baths are also very helpful. You can put ice for 10 minutes on your pile and then change it and put hot compress on it. When sitting in a bath tub, you can add chamomile in your water. Be careful to prepare optimal temperature of water as too hot water can damage your hemorrhoids and worsen the situation.
There are numerous creams, ointments and suppositories that you can purchase over the counter. Consult your pharmacist or general practitioner and choose the best one for your case.
Excellent home remedies for hemorrhoids are generally having enough sleep and avoiding sitting and standing for long hours. If you are pregnant and suffer from piles having enough rest is of utmost importance. If you are not pregnant you can try out lying on your belly with a pillow under your hips. This will both relax you and reduce the swelling of your hemorrhoids.