How To Reduce for Hemorrhoids or Piles
Hemorrhoids or piles is a painful and embarrassing condition that can make your life miserable by limiting you even to perform small tasks like sitting, walking or also lying down due to excruciating pain. It makes defecation an intense process. Hemorrhoids can result in severe complications like anal fissure is unchecked. Fortunately, we have a big list of home remedies to get rid of piles at home.
Before getting into the details about home remedies for piles let us gain a little bit more knowledge about what is piles?
Piles or hemorrhoids is a prevalent health issue faced by most of the people around the globe. It can affect an individual of any age group but commonly affects people of age group 45 to 65 years who are living a sedentary lifestyle. It also widely affected pregnant women.
It is a condition where the veins in the rectum get swollen and inflamed. It may be internal piles that are present inside the rectum or anus or may be external piles that develop around the anal opening.
What are the symptoms of piles
The characteristic symptom of piles includes rectal bleeding, anal itching, and pain while defecating.
What are the causes of piles
The most common reason for piles is constipation and straining while passing stool. Other causes are pregnancy, chronic diarrhea, and lifting heavy weights.
What are the home remedies for piles or hemorrhoids
Almond oil has emollient features and absorption properties. Almond oil can even treat severe cases of hemorrhoids. With the help of a cotton ball apply almond oil to the affected area. The affected area will be moisturized and burning and pain will be eased. Also, inflammation minimizes. Repeat this several times in a day.
Sitz bath is relaxing and eases inflammation, pain, and irritation. Take sitz bath after each bowel movements. You may also add Epsom salt to a tub of warm water and soak the affected part for 20 minutes. You may even have a full-body bath in the bathtub.
Ice is a home remedy to relieve burning pain due to piles. It reduces inflammation and contracts blood vessels. You get relief immediately and also burning minimizes. You can use an ice pack for this purpose and apply to the affected area. Repeat this several times in a day.
Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory. It combats itching, burning, and discomfort. You can use aloe vera in the case of both internal and external piles. Extract the gel of a fresh aloe vera leaf and apply it to the affected part. Alternatively cut a strip of aloe vera gel and freeze it. Place the chilled aloe vera strip on the hemorrhoids for the relief in the symptoms.
5.Black tea bags
Black tea bags is a natural astringent as it contain tannic acid. It reduces inflammation and pain. Steep a tea bag in a cup of steaming water for 10 minutes. Bring the tea bags out and chill it in the freezer for half an hour. Apply the cold tea bag on the piles to reduce swelling and pain.
The healing property of witch hazel is also useful in treating piles and combating the symptoms. It acts as a mild astringent and minimizes pain, itching, and swelling. Soak a ball of cotton with un-distilled witch hazel. Apply to the affected area. Repeat this two times in a day.
Lemon juice strengthens the wall of capillaries and blood vessels. Soak a cotton ball with lemon juice and apply it to the affected part. Initially, it may cause little burning but soon burning will subside and you will find relief in the symptom. Also mix lemon juice, ginger juice, and mint juice. Add a half teaspoon of honey to it and drink the concoction every day once.
8.Pay attention to diet
Add fiber-rich food such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet and make a habit of drinking about 9-10 glasses of water every day so that your bowel movements are regular and you need not have to strain while defecating.
The pile can be easily treated with the help of home remedies discussed in the article. All the ingredients mentioned are safe to use and readily available. So what are you waiting for endure no more pains and get rid of hemorrhoids by home remedies for piles
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.