How to treat your hemorrhoids fast at home
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Hemorrhoids can be very bothersome to having a health day. After successfully treating my hemorrhoids and fissure fast at home, I want to share with everyone that is going through such intense moments of pain what helped me to heal and not have another episode.
The last section of this post highlights exactly how I treated my hemorrhoids and fissure fast at home. Follow it and you will heal your hemorrhoids and fissure fast, all in the comfort of your home.
If you already have read much online about treating hemorrhoids but have not had any success and do not want to spend time reading what you already know, you can jump to my method of treating hemorrhoids at home fast
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids (also known as piles) are inflamed and swollen blood vessels in the rectal area. The inflammation is usually due to increased pressure in the rectal area. An inflammation results in redness, increased blood flow, redness and tenderness to touch. these are the reasons why they can be such a pain in the butt.
What are the causes of hemorrhoids?
As said earlier, hemorrhoids can be caused by the increase in rectal pressure due to straining when passing stools when a person is constipated.
Hemorrhoids can also occur during pregnancy as the uterus enlarges and puts pressure on the the veins in the rectal area.
Hemorrhoids can also occur after episodes of chronic diarrhea.
Weight gain is another cause of hemorrhoids. The increase weight results in increase in pressure within the pelvic and rectal areas.
It is worthy of note that as a person ages, they are more likely to get hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are common among adults but does not mean that younger persons cannot get them
Symptoms of hemorrhoids / piles
Bleeding in the rectum. This may be intense and one may observe blood dripping from the rectum when passing stools or may be mild, only staining the toilet paper when wiping.
Itching in the anal area.
Pain, soreness and discomfort in the anal area. Hemorrhoids can have varying degrees of pain. They can be very painful to the extent of making one uncomfortable when seated. They can sometimes be painless or present with very mild pain.
Swelling or lumps in the anal area. All piles come with lumps. These may be visible on the anus or inside the rectum and not outwardly visible.
Types of hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids are within the rectum and cannot be seen outside the anus. They may not even be painful and in such case, rectal bleeding with the visible sign of hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids can sometime protrude outside the rectum and become visible and can be pushed back into the rectum. In such cases, they become painful.
These are outside of the rectum and are visible around the anus. They are the more painful form and will bleed when passing stool.
Common hemorrhoids treatment at home
Most hemorrhoids are often treated at home and they usually resolve on their own over some days or weeks. Internal hemorrhoids that are painless may not even call for medical treatment except to minimize the itching and possibly getting an infection from the bleeding points.
Hemorrhoids are often treated with a combination of some over the counter (OTC) creams or suppositories and pain killers (analgesics). Most hemorrhoid creams and suppositories often contain cortisone which can thin the lining of the rectum with prolonged use.
Applying ice packs and cold compress to the area to help reduce the swelling and pain is often helpful
To avoid irritating the area, it is recommended to use moist towelettes instead of dry toilet paper which can make the condition worse
Warm Sitz baths are also useful in reducing the pain and itching associated with hemorrhoids.
When piles do not heal at home after resorting to the above regimens, it may become necessary to see a doctor to assess the condition and treat the hemorrhoids which may becoming chronic.
Hospital treatment of hemorrhoids
Common Non-surgical treatment
Rubber band ligation is the most common treatment method. Performed as an outpatient procedure, a rubber band is placed at the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply. The hemorrhoid will either fall off or shrink after being starved for some time.
Sclerotherapy injects a solution into the hemorrhoid to develop a scar that cuts off blood supply to the hemorrhoid so that if falls off.
Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoidectomy is the most common surgical treatment procedure. The hemorrhoid is completely removed under general or local anesthesia
How to treat your hemorrhoids at home fast
Here is how to quickly relieve the pain of hemorrhoids and to effectively treat hemorrhoids at home in a short time. I successfully treated my hemorrhoids and anal fissure quickly at home after my visit to a proctologist made did not yield any success.
By using the method below, I was able to successfully treat my hemorrhoids at home fast and also heal my fissure that was becoming chronic.
Increase your daily intake of water. This will help to ensure that you do not get constipated.
You should drink a minimum of 2 litres (about 8.5 cups) of water daily. It is important to avoid constipation
When constipated, you will strain to pass stool which can make your hemorrhoids worse.
To help you increase your daily intake of water, you can acquire this water bottle with times to help you develop to a consistent habit of drinking 2 litres of water every day.
If you are constipated, drinking water will not be sufficient in the short term. You will have to aid the process by taking a laxative. Do not take any form of laxative. You must understand that every class of laxative works differently.
A regular laxative that will induce bowel movement can make your hemorrhoids more painful because the induced bowel movement will force out solid and hard pellets of stool that will irritate your hemorrhoids.
An osmotic laxative is the ideal laxative for persons with hemorrhoids and are constipated. This draws water from the bowels into the stools and soften them making them easy to pass.
Do not take laxatives for prolonged periods of time. If you still have constipation after 1 week of hydration and taking laxative, please consult a doctor.
Increase your intake of fibre. Eat more fruits and vegetable and foods that are rich in fibre. This will help you to retain fluids in your stool making them soft to pass. When your stools are soft, your hemorrhoids will not be irritated.
If you do not have easy access to foods with enough fibre, you should take one sachet of Fybogel daily and be sure to drink enough water. This will bulk up your stool and make it husky and soft to pass
You can continue to take in Fybogel once daily for more than one month to make sure that you are totally healed and not get bruised by the hard pellets during the healing process.
The most troubling aspect of hemorrhoids is the pain. This can be bothersome. I will give you my recommended and effective pain-relieving method to make take away your pain.
Most hemorrhoid creams and suppositories contain cortisone which thins out the lining of the rectum. In such case, you are prone to developing another hemorrhoid or fissure when you pass a hard stool.
Apply a peanut size to your anus 15 to 20 minutes before you pass stool. After passing stool, thoroughly clean your anus with wet towelettes or wash your butt and pat it dry with soft tissue and apply a small size of the lidocaine gel and go about your daily business.
If possible, apply a small amount into the rectum but do not push deep inside the rectum.
In the next 3-5 days, you will notice that your symptoms have greatly improved.
When your symptoms improve, reduce your intake of the stool softener and bulk forming agent to every other day. If you do not feel any pain after passing stools, do not apply the lidocaine gel after bowel movement.
You can use this same method is you have an anal fissure but seek medical attention if your fissure is chronic and does not heal.