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This article was published on March 31, 2015, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
There’s a lot of discussion online about natural treatments for medical conditions, and while some of them do work, others may do nothing or may even make the problem worse. Curation sites like Pinterest have increased awareness about alternative therapies, home remedies, and all-natural hemorrhoid treatments, but if you’re looking for a natural treatment for your hemorrhoids, it’s important to research them to ensure they’re safe and effective for your specific circumstances.
Preparation H is a popular commercial product, but there are also homemade hemorrhoid remedies that claim to reduce inflammation or numb the area, reducing the irritating itchiness and pain. If you’re considering a natural hemorrhoid cream, check with your doctor to ensure the ingredients won’t cause an adverse reaction, especially if you’re on other medications.
Like topical creams, apple cider vinegar is used by some hemorrhoid suffers to reduce their symptoms. The unpasteurized vinegar solution can temporarily reduce inflammation, but generally takes a few weeks to be effective.
A sitz bath is a specific vessel filled with warm water that’s used on top of your toilet seat, but a quick soak in the tub with a tablespoon of salt can provide the same effect. The warm water can help increase the blood flow to the anal area, relax your sphincter muscles, and provide welcome relief. The apple cider vinegar treatment can be used in conjunction with the sitz bath.
The main concern about natural hemorrhoid treatments is that they’re usually focused on the symptoms and do nothing to address the actual problem. The natural treatments may provide some short-term relief, but it’s important to understand that hemorrhoids often won’t go away on their own. A physician-administered hemorrhoid treatment removes the hemorrhoid itself, stopping the irritating and painful symptoms at the source.
If you’re currently experiencing hemorrhoids, there are ways to manage your symptoms and provide some relief from the painful irritation. Avoiding certain foods while increasing fiber intake is an important consideration to prevent excess pressure on the rectal veins, and maintaining a regular exercise regime can also provide benefits, as long as you avoid anything too strenuous.
Managing your symptoms is one approach, and there are various medical and all-natural products to provide some relief, but the most effective option is to remove the hemorrhoids altogether.
Contact a physician trained in the patented CRH O’Regan System, a non-surgical, painless approach, so you can get back to living your life.