There are simple home remedies for hemorrhoids that can provide dramatic relief for most hemorrhoids symptoms. Here are some tips for preventing flare-ups.
Consume more fiber
Consume more fiber by eating more fiber-containing foods, taking fiber supplements (like Metamucil, Citrucel, or Fiber Con), or using both. When fiber is consumed in conjunction with enough fluids, stools become softer and easier to pass, resulting in less pressure on hemorrhoids. A few food products that are high in fiber are whole-grain products, oat bran, broccoli, and beans. Consumption of fiber supplements reduces hemorrhoidal bleeding, inflammation, and enlargement. Moreover, they may reduce irritation caused by trapped stool bits. Some people find that consuming more fiber leads to gas or bloating. Start by eating 25-30 grams of fiber every day and increase it gradually. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids.
You can help stimulate bowel function by exercising moderately, such as walking 20-30 minutes each day.
Then, head to the latrine/bathroom as soon as you feel the urge to defecate; do not wait until it is more convenient to do so. Backing up a stool can increase pressure and strain. Sit on the toilet for a few minutes every day, such as after eating. Regular bowel habits can be established in this way.
Sitz baths (from the German “sitzen,” meaning “to sit”) are warm water baths for the buttocks and hips. Using this product, itching, irritation, and spasms in the sphincter muscle can be relieved. You can sit in a regular bathtub with a few inches of warm water, or you can buy small plastic tubs that fit over a toilet seat. As a supplement to regular bowel movements, experts recommend taking sitz baths two or three times per day for 20 minutes. Take care to gently pat the anal area dry afterwards; do not rub or wipe hard. You can also use a hair dryer to dry the area.
Hemorrhoids can be treated with topical medications
Local anesthetic creams that can be purchased over-the-counter can temporarily relieve hemorrhoids. There are no harmful effects associated with witch hazel wipes (Tucks). The anal area can also be relieved by holding an ice pack against it for a few minutes. Furthermore, sitting on a cushion rather than a rough surface prevents hemorrhoids from forming and reduces swelling.
The pain of external hemorrhoids can be excruciating when they form a blood clot. When the pain is tolerable and the clot has been present for more than two days, find home remedies for the symptoms. This will help you wait for it to go away without stressing about it. An office procedure by a surgeon can be used to dissolve the clot if it is more recent, or to remove the hemorrhoid surgically.
Treatment techniques for hemorrhoids
A hemorrhoid that has prolapsed or persists cannot be treated conservatively. Hemorrhoids can be treated in a number of ways that are less painful and allow for faster recovery than traditional hemorrhoid removal surgeries. Surgery in an outpatient facility or in a surgeon’s office is usually performed for these procedures:
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It should be banded (rubber band ligation)
An elastic band is placed around the base of a hemorrhoid as the most commonly used hemorrhoid treatment in the United States for instance (see diagram above). Hemorrhoids shrink and scar as they heal when a band is tightened, preventing them from bleeding out. For the hemorrhoids to be completely cured, it takes two to four procedures. A sitz bath can relieve mild pain and tightness (complications are rare). Bleeding and infection are other uncommon complications. Sclerotherapy, cryosurgery, and laser coagulation are other office procedures. Rubber band ligation works the same way with all of them. However, they aren’t quite as effective as surgery. Consult your physician about what procedure is right for you in order to minimize side effects and recurrences.
Operation on hemorrhoids/hermorrhiodectomy
The doctor may recommend surgery if your hemorrhoids are large, protruding, or persistently symptomatic. An external and internal hemorrhoid is incised and the offending blood vessels are removed in a traditional hemorrhoidectomy. With a 95% success rate and low complication rate, this procedure has a well-deserved reputation for pain. Although general anesthesia is required, patients can return home after the procedure. It usually takes 7–10 days for patients to return to work. The presence of a definitive solution to hemorrhoids is appreciated by many people, regardless of the drawbacks.
The traditional hemorrhoidectomy can be replaced with stapled hemorrhoidopexy. A prolapsed internal hemorrhoid or bleeding is treated with this procedure. Anchoring the hemorrhoids in their normal position is achieved using a stapling device. Hemorrhoidectomy under general anesthesia is performed similarly to traditional hemorrhoid removal.