A Pain in the Butt: Hemorrhoids

Many people do not realize that there are certain things that cause hemorrhoids to form. The tips that have been provided below should help you learn what causes hemorrhoids and what you can do to avoid them. It is not hard to get hemorrhoids but they can be painful to have.

woman-with-hemorrhoidsIf you are constipated, you are at risk of developing hemorrhoids or making them worse than they are already. You will need to add fiber to your diet in the form or the food you eat or through supplements. Also make sure to drink plenty of water since it will help your stool to become softer, thus making it easier to pass.

Ointments and creams that you can buy over the counter are one of the affordable options you can look to for relief from the discomfort and pain of hemorrhoids. Look at the ingredients to find one with local anesthetics for relief from soreness and pain and with hydrocortisone for reduction of itching and swelling. Make sure which ever one you buy have the soothing ingredients you need for the symptoms you have.

Garlic is a great organic herb that can be used as a natural treatment for hemorrhoids. Though you may not like the strong odor of garlic, it is great to use for inflamed and bleeding hemorrhoids. There are a couple of different ways to treat your hemorrhoids with garlic. The first one is to simply eat a minimum of two chopped cloves of garlic two or three times a day until your problem with hemorrhoids is better. The second method is to insert a clove of garlic into your rectum and sleep with it there all night.

Hemorrhoids are, most of the time, caused by the hard working of the muscles around your sphincter. With that in mind, you have to be careful with anything that can cause stress to this area and with your diet if you suffer from hemorrhoids.

If you follow the guideline that has been provided through the valuable information that has been given above, you should be able to limit your chances of getting hemorrhoids in the first place. The best way to treat hemorrhoids is through prevention. This will help you to avoid the irritation and pain that often accompanies hemorrhoids.