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Natural hemorrhoid treatment
Hemorrhoids or piles are very common today. Although it may be quite embarrassing this problem must be treated immediately. Do not delay treatment because it could lead to further pain and discomfort for you. When the veins in the rectum or anus swell, a hemorrhoid develops. Symptoms could include swelling, redness and severe itching. There are different types of hemorrhoids. Your condition could be an internal or external hemorrhoid or a prolapsed or strangulated hemorrhoid. It is mostly seen in people over the age of fifty. There are several factors that you increase your chances of getting a hemorrhoid. Some of these factors are bad posture, strain during bowel movement, pregnancy, sever cough, lifting heavy objects, constipation and obesity.
If you want to get rid of hemorrhoids there are certain steps you can take such as drinking lots of liquids, exercising and eating fiber rich food. You must also reduce the time spent straining during bowel movements. It is also important to wash the area with cold water and soap. This reduces the irritation and you will feel better. After you wash you must dry the area completely and maybe use a hemorrhoid cream to soothe the skin. Warm sitz baths and using a cold compress will also help reduce the pain. Your posture is very important both for prevention and cure. Good posture will improve your muscle tone.
For hemorrhoid patients it is important to try and strenghten the vein walls. There are a variety of herbs that can be consumed in order to do this. Butcher's broom, horse chestnut and bromelain are known to work wonders. Extracts from the Japanese pagoda tree is also a famous natural remedy for hemorrhoids. Anti-inflammatory treatments are best suited because they are not invasive and they offer relaxation for the affected muscles and veins. Natural astringents are also available such as Witch hazel and aloe vera. If you have hemorrhoids be sure to reduce your intake or coffee and cola. Avoiding cheese and other milk products will also reduce the irritation.
Instead of taking laxatives, try plantain and Psyllium seed husks to reduce the hardness of the stool. Bioflavonoids and other natural botanicals can give you much needed relief. To reduce pain and itching, there is a natural remedy called Mentha Piperita or peppermint. To reduce inflammation and to begin the healing process there is Aloe Vera which contains gibberlin and polysaccharides. Any natural treatment should first soothe the affected area. This will reduce the pain and inflammation thus bringing you some comfort. It must then heal the skin and bring the area back to its earlier condition. Choose a treatment that has astringent and antiseptic qualities to it. Finally it must repair the area by increasing blood flow and enhancing new tissue growth.
About the Author: Mike Gammon is an author who writes articles on many topics. For further information on hemorrhoids visit: http://www.rectalrelief.com/heal.pl/hemroid-hemorroids-thrombosed/herbs.html