How to get rid of hemorrhoids completely at home

Published On December 18, 2016 | By Martin Fuentes | Health

Your home is a haven of comfort for you and your family. Moreover, it is a place where you can find natural remedies for some conditions you thought needed medical or surgical processes.

Well, not all conditions are to be consulted by a medical doctor. There are actually things and ways that you can do on your own. We do not encourage self-medication, but there are natural processes, life-changing processes that you can do at home to help yourself treat some conditions such as constipation and hemorrhoids.

Why not medicine for constipation?

  • They may cause diarrhea.
  • They may induce allergies.
  • They may induce vomiting and nausea.

How to get rid of constipation

  • Don’t ignore the urge to go. Go to the bathroom everytime you feel like going. Do not ignore or keep it at bay as it may never pass and you will miss your chance.
  • Go to the bathroom after meals. The urge to defecate increases after mealtime, so take advantage of your body’s signals.
  • Do not stress out yourself. Relaxation is a key to a smooth and easy bowel movement. You can bring something to read to the bathroom, try meditation, yoga and daily exercise to help loosen bowel.
  • Drink lots of water. It is recommended to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. If you can add more, there is no harm in it. Water helps your body detoxify, clean and soften stool for smooth bowel movement.

Constipation and hemorrhoids

Constipation has a very huge part in developing hemorrhoids. You see – hemorrhoids are caused by pressure, impeding and sustained pressure applied to the anus and rectum. The veins around the area swell, causing rupture and bleeding.

When you are constipated, there is a constant pressure in the area, causing harder and effortful bowel movement. This condition worsens the hemorrhoids even more.

Constipation, hemorrhoids and sitting position during bowel movement

A full squat is the natural and right position to poop. This position encourages an optimal angle or the anorectal angle where the cavity of the lower abdomen is freely and easily position, making the bowel movement easy and relieving.

When you sit on a toilet bowl, you are in 90-degree angle. This is not the ideal position. This may cause a condition called Puborectalis wherein the muscles in the lower colon are strained and pressured. This can lead to more serious and painful conditions – hemorrhoids.

Getting rid of constipation and hemorrhoids

To avoid hemorrhoids, you have to prevent from getting yourself constipated. To avoid getting constipated, you can try the following at home:

  • Add vegetables in your daily diet.
  • Go for whole grains.
  • Munch some beans.
  • Consume food rich in fiber.
  • Consider taking a fiber supplement.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Exercise to lose weight.
  • Do not overeat.
  • Cut red meat from your diet.
  • Do not consume too much carbs.
  • Refrain from eating processed foods.
  • Refrain from salty foods such as chips.
  • Consume healthy fats. Use vegetable and olive oil in cooking. Refrain from eating too many dairy products.
  • Eat more nuts.

To help you get rid of hemorrhoids, you can try the following at home:

Drink plenty of water

Water is the best home remedy that you can get to help you get rid of hemorrhoids. It helps soften the stool, making the pooping easier. Water also helps you cleanse your body system

Exercise to lose weight

Overweight and obesity can lead to hemorrhoids. This is why it is advised for people with this condition to lose weight. If you are too heavy, your lower body carries most of the pressure. This is carried out when you are walking, sitting, or even pooping. As a result, you need to exert more pressure and effort whenever you use the bathroom to poop. This contributes to worsening hemorrhoids.

Sitz bath 

Sitting on a sitz bath with warm water and a half-cup of apple cider vinegar helps get rid of hemorrhoids. First, you will feel the relief from pain and itchiness. If you make sitz bath a routine, you are most likely to finally get rid of hemorrhoids. it is also good in relieving yourself from pain caused by a bad constipation.

Cold compress 

Applying cold compress on the area helps to reduce inflammation, irritation, and pain caused by hemorrhoids. Use and ice pack or soak a cloth made from cotton on cold water. Gently apply by damping on the affected area. To get better results, do this twice or thrice a day.

Using ointments and oils

There are several oils and ointments that you can use to treathemorrhoids. These may include but not limited to lavender ointment, coconut oil, castor oil (to be diluted with other essential oils), olive oil, and aloe vera cream.

To use these oils, simply soak cotton ball on it and apply gently on the affected area. Do this twice or thrice a day for better results.

Aloe vera

Get the gel like content of the leaf. Cut a stalk and remove thorns and skin. Apply the gel to the affected area twice or thrice a day. This helps relieve the pain, itchiness, and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.

With all these home remedies, still the best and natural way to get rid of hemorrhoids and constipation is by trying to use a squat stool. This is because during constipation, your lower body is using pressure to expel the stool out. As you exert too much pressure, the veins around the anus and rectum are being pressured. This causes the veins to rupture and bleed. Bleeding hemorrhoids are serious. That is why you have to get rid of them before they get worse.

Aside from members of the family who have hemorrhoids already, a squat stool will also help to prevent other members of the family from developing the same condition. They have to be educated about the proper position during bowel movement to prevent hemorrhoids from happening. A squat stool can be new for you but this is the natural and easy way to get rid of hemorrhoids and constipation. For more information, please visit:

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