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Hemmoroids and Piles Treatments and Cures

Updated on December 13, 2014

The Best Treatment For Hemorrhoids?

Any who has suffered from painful piles will have sympathy for other who are suffering.

The pain from hemorrhoids can vary from that constant itchiness to a state of total agony. When the piles are swollen and ready to burst it is impossible to sit down without excruciating pain.

Piles are most likely to burst in the shower whilst washing due to the water temperature and of course the contact, there is often a lot of blood and this can be quite scary.

They burst because they are indeed full of blood and it has nowhere else to go, it has swollen the veins to the point that their walls are so thin that even the slightest touch may burst them.

With the right medication, the swelling can be reduced, or even prevented. The choice of medication is yours, whether it be alternative natural remedies or over-the-counter products.

Hemorrhoids or haemorrhoids? spellings vary by the medical profession include Hemroids or even Hemmroids from those that can't remember how to spell the word, no doubt this is why they are widely simply called 'piles'.

Piles don't discriminate, they affect men and women, it is true that age may be a consideration but even young mothers suffer from Hemorrhoids too.

Home Treatment for Painful Piles

Types of Hemorrhoids

There are two types of hemorrhoids; internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are inside your anus and external hemorrhoids are around the outside.

Apart from physically feeling your piles, you may even see traces of blood on toilet tissue, this is typical of piles but if you see anything more than just a smear, you really do need to visit your doctor as a matter of urgency. Do not delay

Fortunately there is good choice of treatment for hemorrhoids; piles cream and ointments, as well as suppositories. Even natural remedies for hemorrhoids are very effective.

The two may treatments for painful swollen hemorrhoids are to reduce the sweiling and sooth the itching and pain.

It isn't a good idea to leave them in hope they will go away, they need dealing with and there is plenty of information here that will arm you with sufficient knowledge to make an informed decision.

Treating Hemorrhoids with Herbs

Treating Hemorrhoids with Alloe Vera
Treating Hemorrhoids with Alloe Vera

Natural herbal supplements for hemmoroids

It is critically important to stress that any remedy or treatment for hemorrhoids should always be part of a good nutrition and plenty of exercise to help relieve the pain by treating the necessary blood vessels, and keeping the bowels regular, thus decreasing hemorrhoidal flare ups. There are lots of herbs and natural remedies that are very effective in treating hemorrhoids, a few are listed here.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe vera is certainly one of Mother Nature’s best gifts for treating hemorrhoids. It has anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties that help reduce the itchy irritation of hemorrhoids. The good thing about Aloe vera is that it can be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids.

For treating external hemorrhoids, simply massage a pea sized bit of aloe vera gel to your anus and slowly work it in to the area. This will provide rapid relief.

For treating internal hemorrhoids, buy aloe vera leaves and cut into strips. It is important to cut off those thorn-like parts! Now put the slices in a plastic container and freeze. .
When required gently rub one iced aloe vera strip around the painful hemorrhoid this will provide relief from the pain, burning, and itchiness

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

There are two ways that Bilberry can help with hemorrhoids; It contains anthocyanosides that helps strengthen the capillary walls of the anus to prevent the buildup of fluids in the blood vessels. This works because hemorrhoids are formed when those fluids are trapped and swelling causes the veins to stick out from the rectum.

The other solution is to take bilberry supplements because the circulation of the circulatory system is vastly improved when bilberry supplements are consumed.

Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)

The ingredients in butcher's broom tend to cause blood vessels to narrow or constrict, so it could improve blood circulation.

Cascara Sagrada - (Rhamnus purshiana)

When you combine cascara sagrada with conventional measures that are geared to softening the stool, items such as dietary fiber, water, and of course exercise, it's occasional use prevents the pressure and pain associated with hemorrhoids.

Comfrey - (Symphytum officinale)

Comfrey as an ointment is generally use for treatments of burns, skin ulcers, cuts, scrapes, insect and flea bites, eczema, in fact most skin irritations including itching or bleeding hemorrhoids.

Great mullein - (Verbascum thapsus )
Apply Great Mullein to hemorrhoids, it has astringent properties for the relief of diarrhea and hemorrhoids.

Gotu kola - (Centella asiatica )
This is commonly used for venous insufficiency or even varicose veins. Gotu kola interact s well with sedative medications.

Ginkgo biloba - (Ginkgo Biloba )
Known to reduce pain and bleeding associated with hemorrhoids.

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Test results have shown that the use of horse chestnut for hemmoroids produced noticeable improvements in pain, bleeding, and swelling within a week.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Add liquid form of witch hazel (gel) to baby wipes, and simply wipe over the hemorrhoids.

Pau d’arco - (Tabebuia many
Professional naturopaths often recommend Pau d’arco as treatment for hemorrhoids.

Psyllium (Plantago ovata)
People usually make a smoothie with Psyllium, it is a soluble fiber supplement made from the husks of seeds of the plantago plant.

Slippery elm - (Ulmus rubra)
Properties of Slippery elm makes it an ideal application for the treatment of hemorrhoids, both internally and externally.

Stinging nettle - (Urtica dioica) (ouch!)
You might think that it is a contradiction in terms but stinging nettles offer relief for hemmeroids.

St. John’s wort - (st-johns-wort.html)
Oil or ointment containing St. John's wort provides relief for hemorrhoids, especially after bowel movements

It is vitally important to seek advice from a qualified herbalist before using any non-prescribed alternative medicines. Also you must visit your doctor if the hemorrhoid problems continue or worsen after treatment.

Herbal Treatments for Hemorrhoids

Herbal treatments for Hemmorroids - St.Johns Wort
Herbal treatments for Hemmorroids - St.Johns Wort

Creams and Ointments for Hemorroids

The difference between creams and ointments is that cream is a water based product and ointments are oils based.
There are pros and cons to both; cream easier to rub in and the the water part of it quickly evaporates to a  fine layer of active ingredients. Ointments tend to be greasy however it is absorbed into the skin better than cream.

Test a milder haemorrhoid creams  initially,   Preparation H. and rectinol are good examples. They contain an ingredient called vascoconstrictor it helps prevent the hemorrhoids from worsening.

The next strength up from the above would Preparation H maximum strength,, Tronolane or Fleet Pain Relief Pads these contain anesthetic and a vascoconstrictor base combing treatment with pain suppressant.

Cortisone is an ingredient that eases the itching and can be found in  Tucks-Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch. Orands that contain a corticosteroid base as well as anesthetic properties are Anusol HC ,  Proctocort, Proctosedyl and Scheriproct.

Before using any such medication always read the instructions.

Hemorrhoid Suppositories

An hemorroid suppository is a product that is inserted in the anus when pile creams don't go up far as required.

The anaesthetic properties in the hemorroid suppository helps in soothing the pain and assisting in the healing process.

If you also use hemorrhoid creams from tubes as well as suppositories, use the same brand of hemorrhoid suppositories as the tube creams because they will contain the same active ingredients.

A DIY suppository can be made by filling the fingers of a rubber glove with water and tying the wrist/palm with a tight knot so as not to leak - then freeze. Each of the fingers can be snapped off and used as a suppository, providing instant relief.

Pharmacy or Nature ?

Do you prefer to use over-the-counter pharmaceuticals or natural remedies for the treatment of hemorrhoids.

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Quick Relief Of Painful Piles

Quick Relief Of Painful Piles
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