Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and rectum. Common symptoms of hemorrhoids can include pain, itching, and rectal bleeding. They can develop inside or outside of the anus and rectum, called internal and external hemorrhoids, respectively. Hemorrhoids are an extremely common problem. An estimated 75 percent of Americans experience them at some point. While they typically go away in a few weeks on their own, they can cause mild to severe discomfort.
Take a look at these medication-free remedies for haemorrhoids:
A warm and comforting bath
After a bowel movement, sit in a bathtub filled with warm water (just to cover the legs) with a cup of Epson salts or apple cider vinegar. This may help in reducing irritation and swelling in veins. Coconut oil can also be used for the purpose.
Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the anus to relieve swelling for 15 minutes at a time. For large, painful hemorrhoids, this can be an extremely effective treatment. Always wrap ice inside a cloth or paper towel, and never apply something frozen directly to the skin.
Warm bath with Epsom salt
Warm baths can help soothe the irritation from hemorrhoids. You can use a sitz bath, which is a small plastic tub that fits over a toilet seat, or take a full-body bath in your tub. According Harvard Health, taking a warm bath for 20 minutes after every bowel movement will be most effective. Adding Epsom salts to the bath can provide further relief by reducing pain.
Aloe vera is that remedy for haemorrhoids which helps in relieving you from burning, itching and swelling. It is important to ensure that you have opted for a pure form of aloe vera, else it may just worsen your condition. Take some aloe vera gel on your finger and apply it on the external haemorrhoid gently. Repeat it for 2 to 3 days for relief. You can also keep it in the refrigerator to keep the gel cool and fresh.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, stool softeners or fiber supplements like psyllium can help reduce constipation, make stool softer, and make it easier to have quick, painless bowel movements. Many of these supplements, psyllium included, come in forms like powders, capsules, and liquids that you take orally between once and three times a day.
Here are some natural home remedies also for you:
Drinking radish juice twice a day is a common remedy for piles. Start off with 1/4 th cup and gradually increase it to half a cup, twice a day.
Soak three to four dried figs in water, overnight. Have these twice a day along with the water in which they have been soaked.
Boil the peel of pomegranate in some water. Strain and drink this water twice a day.
To reduce the pain felt due to piles, drink buttermilk to which rock salt, ginger and peppercorns has been added. Have this twice a day.