Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Causes, Treatment with Natural Home Remedies

Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids) also known as piles,is swelling and inflammation of veins present in your anus and lower rectum.Common cause of hemorrhoids in women is increased pressure in lower rectal area during while in males it may be due to straining during bowel movements.

Hemorrhoids may be present inside the rectum which is termed as internal hemorrhoids or it may develop beneath the skin near anus which is called external hemorrhoids.people at the age of 50’s have increase risk of being involved in hemorrhoids because veins become fragile and weak due which scratches and cracks may occur on lower rectal area near anus.

Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Causes, Treatment with Natural Home Remedies
Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Causes, Treatment with Natural Home Remedies

Hemorrhoids Symptoms

Symptoms of hemorrhoids may vary from patient to patient but some common symptoms are mentioned below

  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Irritation and itchiness near the anal region
  • pain during bowel movements
  • Itching or irritation in your anal region
  • Swelling around your anus
  • Leakage of feces
  • A near the anal opening, which is painful and sensitive
  • Difficulty in defecation
  • pressure sensation in lower rectum

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

Causes of hemorrhoids

Main causes of hemorrhoids are increased pressure in lower rectum during pregnancy or due to fragility of veins near rectum due to age factor.Other causes of hemorrhoids are also important which are mentioned below

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • sitting for long periods of time
  • Chronic or constipation
  • Obesity
  • Anal intercourse
  • Low fiber diet
  • Genetic predisposition

Hemorrhoids treatment with natural home remedies

complete cure from hemorrhoids is tough job but it is not impossible if we follow natural ways. Although allopathic medicines are available as otc(over the counter drugs) like anugesic hc cream and some are available as pom(prescription only medicine) like daflon containing micronized flavonoids. These are efficacious to some extent but they should not be used as first line therapy due lower safety profile.However,natural herbal medicines have both things safety and efficacy so, herbal medicines are more effective than allopathic medicines due their purity and high safety.Some important herbal medicines which are highly effective in hemorrhoids treatment are mentioned below.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

1.  Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of most commonly used natural ingredient for treating hemorrhoids. The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of aloe vera help to ease the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Aloe vera may be used in the treatment of both internal and external hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

External hemorrhoids

In order to treat external hemorrhoids apply a small amount of aloe vera gel to lower part of rectum near anus and slowly massage the area. This will ease the symptoms of hemorrhoids.                                                                                                                                                              

Internal hemorrhoids

In case of internal hemorrhoids, cut aloe vera leaves in the form of slices and place these slices in a box and freeze them.Make sure to cut off the thorn-like parts of the plant. Place the slices in a container and freeze them. Apply these freeze aloe vera slices to swollen and inflamed area near anus to relieve the pain, burning, and itching sensation.

2.   Olive oil

Olive oil is well known for its emollient,demulcent,anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.olive oil contains some important nutrients and essential fatty acids.It is primarily used to treat external hemorrhoids.Olive oil is useful in increasing the elasticity of blood vessels and retards the fragility of veins near anus.Take one teaspoon of olive oil daily. It will ease the symptoms like pain, swelling and will improve the performance of the excretory system.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

 

 

3.  Taking warm bath regularly

Taking warm bath is very helpful for patients suffering from hemorrhoids because in hemorrhoids muscles of rectum especially lower part of rectum become stiff and inflexible.So, taking warm bath works like a massager which helps to relax these muscles very effectively.Take warm water bath at least 2-3 time a day.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

4.  Diet rich in high grade fiber

Almost everybody knows the functions and importance of fiber in the process of defecation(passing of stool through anal canal).Fiber makes the stool soft and make it easy to pass through anal canal without any friction and irritation.Foods that are rich in high grade fiber are banana, cucumber and Guava.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

5.  plenty of water

 Drink plenty of water because water plays important role in intestinal motility.If water intake is low during a day then it will reduce the intestinal motility to some extent which results in poor defecation.so, drink plenty of water to meet your daily requirements that will ease the process of defecation and reduces the friction and irritation during passage of stool through anal canal.

Hemorrhoids symptoms,causes and treatment with natural home remedies

 

                                                                                                                                                                

About Dr. Arslan Malik

Dr. Arslan Malik
Arslan Malik is noted health blogger, public health activist, aspiring dreamer and avid reader. With doctor in pharmacy, he has worked closely with various health organizations, multinational pharmaceuticals and community health programs. Beside his professional practice, he has an avid interest in writing and teaching Physiology and Medicines. He covers variety of topics from Nutrition and Natural Care to Diseases, Treatments, Drug Interactions, Preventive Care and Clinical Research.

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