Article by Barisa Wyse
Internal hemorrhoids treatment is not a discussion topic you may wish to bring up at dinner, but if you already suffer from hemorrhoids or have recently experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids, you certainly have a vested interest in finding information on treatment. In this article we will examine some of the more effective treatement options currently available.
Before discussing how to get rid of hemorrhoids or more precisely what the options are for internal hemorrhoids treatment it is imperative to understand what has happened within your body to create this problem in the first place.
Inside the rectum area of your body exist many veins lying very close to the surface tissue. Under normal circumstances solid waste material or stool freely moves through the canal and out the anal cavity without any problem. If however you become constipated and need to exert any significant strain to push out the stool this can cause these veins to become swollen (known as internal hemorroids) which may block or hinder movement of waste. More straining causes more swelling until veins may actually burst resulting in internal bleeding, one of the most common symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Fortunately this is not a life threatening condition and there are a number of options available for treatment. You can opt for prescriptions, however most people prefer to consider home remedies for hemorrhoids first due to the cost savings and the worry about possible side effects of some medications. The advantage of hemorrhoids treatment found in commercial products is their ease of use. Simply apply the ointment or cream or take a pill and you are done. So it really is up to the individual as to which way you feel is best for your needs.
Should you decide to try the natural route for treatment, there are a number of effective options worth considering.
1. One of the most popular internal hemorrhoids treatment methods which works wonders for both internal and external hemorroids, especially for cases of hemorrhoids during pregnancy, is the Sitz Bath. This consists of simply soaking the buttocks in a small bath tub containing warm water for 20 minutes several times per day. Some people may add herbal ingredients, whereas others prefer just plain water. Avoid adding any perfumes or soaps to the water as this may result in irritation of the affected region thereby reducing the benefits of the bath as a very effective internal hemorrhoids treatment.
2. Another good internal hemorrhoids treatment option is using a suppository containing an astringent plus an anesthetic for pain relief. Look for suppositories containing natural ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe vera, zinc oxide and if possible cinchocaine for pain relief.
3. Using a herb known as pilewort is another internal hemorrhoids treatment option since it helps strengthen blood vessels and prevents bleeding. Pilewort may be taken orally as a tea and is sometimes also used externally in ointment form.
Once you have your hemorrhoid problem under control using the internal hemorrhoids treatment options mentioned above or any other bleeding hemorrhoids treatment strategies you may already know, it is important to focus on preventing any future episodes.
As you may or may not know, there is no actual cure for hemorrhoids, but there are many steps you can take to decrease your risk of getting recurring hemorroids and needing internal hemorrhoids treatment in the future.
There are many published home remedies for hemorrhoids resources available that can be part of your internal hemorrhoids treatment prevention plan. Most of them agree on the fact that you should be eating lots of food rich in fiber to avoid constipation problems, drink lots of water to ensure your stool is soft and eat an abundance of leafy green vegetables.
Simple changes in your lifestyle and diet can do wonders for avoiding the need for any internal hemorrhoids treatment in the future.
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