Hemorrhoids are ruthless, uncompromising and they don’t play favorites. They can strike Anyone, Anywhere at Anytime. So be Warned all you wide eyed Whipper Snappers!
If you are not a Hemorrhoid Sufferer you probably have no Idea what I am talking about and just in case I have any of you alarmed no they are not the newest and worst street gang to hit the streets, they are the reason for the phrase “A Pain in the Bum!”
All that being said, Please Don’t fret. All hope is not lost.
There are things you can do to avoid this painful experience all together or liberate yourself if you have already felt the sting.
Some lifestyle changes can greatly prevent the onset of hemorrhoids. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help a great deal. A few more specific things to help prevent hemorrhoids are:
- Drinking plenty of water and increasing your fiber intake to maximize your regularity
- Wear cotton underwear to allow adequate air flow to the anal area
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time or lifting heavy objects
- Empty your bowels as soon as you feel the urge
- If you want to learn more lifestyle changes to help your Hemorrhoids, check out my review of Hemorrhoids Vanished Here. It’s a huge help.
If you do go through the pain of developing hemorrhoids, to get started on a medication regime as soon as possible to combat the development of hemorrhoids.
Many over-the-counter products help treat your hemorrhoids at home, such as anything that contains hydrocortisone or witch hazel.
These come in ointment, creams, suppositories, or pads. Also it is a good idea to take a pain reliever that contains acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help with the pain.
Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, however, as these will make the bleeding worse.
Besides medication, there are several other ways to treat hemorrhoids at home. Try such things as:
- Soaking in a sitz bath several times a day for 15 minutes. Take care to make sure the water isn’t too warm
- Apply an ice pack several times a day, and alternate with heat and warm compresses several times a day
- Keep the anus area clean but do not use soap. Use a hairdryer to dry the area after you clean it
- If you can, sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your hips to decrease swelling
- There are many other home treatments you can try. Take a look at my review of Hemorrhoids Vanished here to learn more of them.
Hemorrhoids are a major source of discomfort, but experimenting with these different methods of home treatments and see what works best to make you feel better.