Home Remedies for Haemorrhoids
Haemorrhoids are also called piles and they normally persistent veins in the anus and rectum that become swollen.
Haemorrhoids may occur during pregnancy and also with people that have chronic constipation, especially when there is a strain during bowel movements or when you sit for a long period of time on the toilet as this will increase the pressure in the anal canal.
You are able to get some relief with these home remedies for haemorrhoids.
Fibre is able to relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids and the bleeding. This is because fibre will soften the stool and increase its bulk, this then helps to reduce the straining.
You are bale to eat foods that are high in fibre like fresh fruit, beans and vegetables. You should aim to increase your fibre intake to 25 – 30 grams a day.
You will also need to increase your fluid intake otherwise constipation may worsen.
You can also get fibre supplements like carob, flaxseed and acacia fibre that can help to relieve the pain, bleeding and irritation from haemorrhoids.
This is a type of plant compound that is found naturally in citrus fruits. Major bioflavonoids are diosmin, hesperidin and oxerutins.
These are thought to stabilise and strengthen the veins which will then reduce the inflammation, bleeding and discomfort.
Witch Hazel Compress or Ointment
This is made from the leaves and bark of a the Hamamelis Virginiana plant known as witch hazel and can be found in most drug stores.
Witch hazel will need to be applied topically to the anal area. You will then need to get a witch hazel ointment, distilled liquid, compress or medicated pads.
It is thought that witch hazel is able to decrease the bleeding of haemorrhoids.
French Maritime Pine Bark Extract
This is a source of flavonoids, catechins, phenolic acids and proanthocyanidins which are compounds that are thought to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
There are studies that have proved that French Maritime pine bark extracts have helped with the symptoms of haemorrhoids.