Talk About Hemorrhoids – How To Relieve The Discomfort Of Hemorrhoids

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How to Relieve the Discomfort of Hemorrhoids

One of the most prevalent maladies so many people suffer from, yet nobody really wants to talk about hemorrhoids. Read on to learn all about the ways to relieve the discomfort of hemorrhoids.

Unfortunately, having hemorrhoids is an embarrassing problem, we usually are most vulnerable concerning that part of our body. The last thing we wish to do is speak with people about it, also speaking to good friends about this is almost impossible. Even to talk about hemorrhoids to doctors can be very shameful.

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Hemorrhoids are somewhat similar to varicose veins that develop in the legs, except that hemorrhoids are veins located in the anus.

The truth is that all of us have hemorrhoids and it is pretty normal to have them, yet just when they are noticeable and show symptoms and signs, we state that the person has piles. In nearly all the cases, hemorrhoids or as well known as piles are unpleasant. When they first reveal themselves, the usual reactions are concern and fear. How do you get rid of the hemorrhoids now?

The crucial thing then is to relax! All piles are inflamed capillary as well as for most patients, they are effortlessly healed or alleviated.


What are Hemorrhoids?


 Wikipedia’s definition of Hemorrhoids:

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Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They become pathological or piles when swollen or inflamed. At this point, the condition is technically known as hemorrhoidal disease.


# The Signs & Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

The signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids depend on the various factors. Internal hemorrhoids usually occur with painless rectal bleeding, while external hemorrhoids may produce few symptoms or if thrombosed, significant pain and swelling in the area of the anus. Many people incorrectly refer to any symptom occurring around the anal-rectal area as “hemorrhoids” and serious causes of the symptoms should be ruled out. While the exact cause of hemorrhoids remains unknown, a number of factors which increase intra-abdominal pressure, in particular, constipation, are believed to play a role in their development.

# The Causes 

The exact cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is unknown. A number of factors are believed to play a role, including irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), lack of exercise, nutritional factors (low-fiber diets), increased intra-abdominal pressure (prolonged straining, ascites, an intra-abdominal mass, or pregnancy), genetics, an absence of valves within the hemorrhoidal veins, and aging. Other factors believed to increase risk including obesity, prolonged sitting, a chronic cough, and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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Evidence for these associations, however, is poor. During pregnancy, pressure from the fetus on the abdomen and hormonal changes cause the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge. The birth of the baby also leads to increased intra-abdominal pressures.Pregnant women rarely need surgical treatment, as symptoms usually resolve after delivery.

# How Common are Hemorrhoids?

About 75 percent of people will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are most common among adults ages 45 to 65 studies show.

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# Getting Rid of Hemorrhoids

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# Home Treatment

Simple diet and lifestyle changes often reduce the swelling of hemorrhoids and relieve hemorrhoid symptoms. Eating a high-fiber diet can make stools softer and easier to pass, reducing the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining.

Fiber is a substance found in plants. The human body cannot digest fiber, but fiber helps improve digestion and prevent constipation. Good sources of dietary fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 grams of fiber per day for women and 38 grams of fiber per day for men. Doctors may also suggest taking a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement.

Other changes that may help relieve hemorrhoid symptoms include:

  • drinking six glasses of water or other nonalcoholic fluids each day
  • sitting in a tub of warm water for 10 minutes several times a day
  • exercising to prevent constipation
  • not straining during bowel movements

Over-the-counter creams and suppositories may temporarily relieve the pain and itching of hemorrhoids. These treatments should only be used for a short time because long-term use can damage the skin.

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# Medical Treatment

If at-home treatments do not relieve symptoms, medical treatments may be needed. Outpatient treatments can be performed in a doctor’s office or a hospital. Outpatient treatments for internal hemorrhoids include the following:

Rubber band ligation – The doctor places a special rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoids. The band cuts off circulation, causing the hemorrhoids to shrink. This procedure should be performed only by a doctor.
Sclerotherapy – The doctor injects a chemical solution into the blood vessel to shrink the hemorrhoids.
Infrared coagulation hemorrhoid treatment – The doctor uses heat to shrink the hemorrhoid tissue.

Large external hemorrhoids or internal hemorrhoids that do not respond to other treatments can be surgically removed.  source:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Fiber Rich Foods

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Bread, cereals, and beans                                     Fiber

  • 1/2 cup of kidney beans …………………………..   8.2 grams
  • 1/2 cup of black beans ………………………………7.5 grams

Whole-grain cereal

  • 1/2 cup of All-Bran  …………………………………. 9.6 grams
  • 3/4 cup of Total  ………………………………………2.4 grams
  • 3/4 cup of Post Bran Flakes ………………………  5.3 grams
  • 1 whole-wheat English muffin …………………….   4.4 grams


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  • 1 medium apple, with skin  …………………………. 3.3 grams
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries ………………………………  4.0 grams
  • 1/2 cup of stewed prunes  ………………………….  3.8 grams



  • 1/2 cup of winter squash  ……………………………  2.9 grams
  • 1/2 cup of green peas ……………………………….. 4.4 grams
  • 1 medium potato with skin  …………………………   3.8 grams
  • 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables   ……………………..   4.0 grams
  • 1 cup of cauliflower …………………………………..  2.5 grams
  • 1/2 cup of spinach  ………………………………….   3.5 grams

Here are some home remedies for you, recommended by patients on Please bear in mind, I will not take any responsibility for any kind of side effects as burning bums or similar occurrences!

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MOON… 45-54 Female (Patient) This is only for the brave!!  

“I had a huge external hemorrhoid (with its own heartbeat). Clean by taking a warm Epsom salt bath. Pat dry. Make a paste with cayenne pepper and coconut oil (you can add turmeric too) and apply directly to hemorrhoid. Put on old underwear (it stains clothes) and lie on the side with your favorite movie. This burns! But it still does not hurt as bad as the hemorrhoids. The burning goes away in about 5 minutes. My hemorrhoid shrunk within 10 minutes. The next day, clean and apply only coconut oil; things will be super dry/raw in that area.”    


CHOPINLOVER…. 45-54 Female (Patient)  

“I love using zinc oxide/cod liver oil diaper rash cream on my hemorrhoids. Nothing else works as fast. Preparation H doesn’t work nearly as fast or as well. I also make sure to soak in a hot tub, eat lots of fiber, and use alcohol-free wipes. Sometimes I will use a plain warm water enema, very carefully to make sure everything is flushed clean. Then insert liberal amount of the diaper cream into the anus, twice a day. Two years ago I did have a very severe external thrombosed hemorrhoid and I did run and get it lanced, drained and would do it again in a heartbeat. Since then I have a much smaller one that is not nearly as bad {not in the same spot, the bad one never came back on that side} and I seem able to control it with the zinc cream, so far.”

ANONYMOUS 45-54 Female (Patient)  

“I have gotten hemorrhoids for about the last 6 years or so and absolutely nothing helps. I am so sick of all these phony advertisements for creams, natural remedies they want you to pay a fortune for. Well, I finally found this site and I got to tell you whoever wrote about the zinc-oxide is my one true HERO. I went out and got some DESITIN Diaper Rash Ointment which has 40% zinc oxide and I applied it once at bedtime and guess what.. No more hemorrhoids this morning. It absolutely shrunk the piles and I can sit again. Anyone who reads this has to get DESITIN Diaper Rash Ointment.”  


# Getting Rid of Hemorrhoids

Using Moist Toilet Paper: Cleaning the anal area with dry toilet paper may increase the irritation and itchiness. Therefore, it is better to use toilet paper that is moist, so that the area can be cleaned properly. However, it is important to stay away from paper that is perfumed or contains alcohol as this could cause severe irritation.

Warm Bath: For relief from the pain and discomfort, it would be a good idea to climb into a tub for a nice warm soak for a few minutes every day. This not only relieves the pain but also brings the swelling down to some extent. In case you do not have a bath tub, you can easily buy a sitz bath that fits over the toilet and is just as effective.

Cold Therapy: When it comes to reducing swelling and inflammation, ice is one of the most effective remedies. Apply either an ice pack or a cold compress to the anal area.

Health experts usually have a lot of suggestions that can help prevent hemorrhoids and can help facilitate a speedier recovery. One of the first recommendations is getting an adequate amount of exercise each day.

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Exercising for around 30 minutes a day improves not just overall health, but also enhances bowel movements and reduces the problem of constipation. This, in turn, reduces the pressure on the veins in the anus, thereby preventing hemorrhoids.

Following a healthy discipline lifestyle and routine is essential for healthy and regular bowel movements. Your meal timings and serving portions are particularly important, and it would be wise to consume four to five smaller meals through the course of the day rather than the customary large lunch and dinner. This allows for better and more efficient digestion. Likewise, make sure that your last meal of the day is consumed at least two hours before bedtime.

While it is important to follow a proper schedule for passing stools, you should go when you feel the urge. Waiting for too long or forcing yourself to go at a particular time could aggravate the problem. Avoid straining while having a bowel movement.

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In case you find it necessary to use topical creams or medication to control hemorrhoids, it is important that you use them for no longer than a week. There are certain side effects associated with such medications like the development of rashes, inflammation and thinning of the skin, which is why they should not be used for extended periods. If the hemorrhoids are persistent and lead to severe bleeding, it is best to consult a doctor, without any delay.       

                                                                   source:  homeremediesforyou


Take good care of yourself!

Klaudia xx
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Cathy Lawdanski
6 years ago

Great information. Thanks for sharing!