Hemorrhoids are, literally, a huge pain in the rear
They can often one of the negative side effects of pregnancy, and can also be developed by though poor health habits.
I am sympathetic to all who have them as they are a very unfortunate condition that is not only painful and uncomfortable but extremely embarrassing. Fortunately, there are ways to ease hemorrhoids from the comfort of your own home.
First, Some lifestyle changes can greatly prevent the onset of hemorrhoids. If working to rid your symptoms step one is leading a healthy lifestyle.
If you are the process of making those changes consider these simple yet over looked things to help prevent hemorrhoids are:
- Drinking plenty of water and increasing your fiber intake to maximize your regularity
- Wear cotton underwear to allow adequate air flow to the anal area
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time or lifting heavy objects
- Empty your bowels as soon as you feel the urge
If you are developing hemorrhoids for the first time or have been battling them, get started on a medication regime as soon as possible.
Many over-the-counter products can help treat your hemorrhoids at home. (Venapro (full review here) Is actually what I found to be best . It is also worth mentioning it is a good idea to take a pain reliever that contains acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help with the pain.
You do not want to take aspirin or ibuprofen, as these will make the bleeding worse.
Besides medication, there are several other ways to treat hemorrhoids at home. Try such things as:
- Soaking in a sitz baths
- Apply an ice pack several times a day, and alternate with heat and warm compresses
- Keep the anus area clean but do not use soap.
- If you can, sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your hips to decrease swelling
- There are many other and more effective home treatments you can try.
Hemorrhoids are a major source of discomfort, but experimenting with these different methods of home treatments and see what works best to make you feel better.