Piles in the form of hemorrhoids can be very unnerving due to the pain and discomforts associated with it, besides causing embarrassment to the patient. Simple measures taken during the earlier stages can cure this problem with home remedies. There are adequate resources online to help the patients seek relief. This article outlines steps that one can take for hemorrhoidal piles treatement.
For treatment without side effects, it is recommended that you start with products that contain natural ingredients known to alleviate these conditions.
Some of the well known herbal ingredients include extracts from Butcher’s Broom (helps to constrict vessels and reduce swelling), horse chestnut (inflammatory and anti-edema properties), bilberry extract (especially for bleeding hemorrhoids), Mullein extracts (astringent and soothing), witch hazel (causes the blood vessels to shrink down and contract), aloe (soothing effect), etc.
Look for ointments, lotions, drops, creams, and gels that contain these natural ingredients. Before buying, study the product and the result of clinical trials to make sure that you get the right stuff.
You also need to take care of other things that are supplementary for treating piles. Some of these are:
Hemorrhoids can be prevented when you eat properly. Chew your food properly; eat smaller portions over longer duration. Avoid foods loaded with high protein content as this could cause formation of hard stools.
You also need to drink a lot of water so that you will not be constipated; it will also prevent you from having a hard time moving your bowel.
Eat fibrous rich foods or take supplements that contain a lot of fiber. It will be helpful to your bowel movement. It is absolutely important to drink lot of water (one glass may not do) if you consume fiber as a separate supplement to avoid getting constipated.
Strive for soft and easy bowel movements; do not exert yourself if you cannot pass stools easily. The pressure is sure to cause further swelling of the hemorrhoid veins. To that extent, avoid sitting in the toilet for a long time.
Sitz bath in which an antiseptic is added will help maintain hygienic conditions around the affected area. Three or more sessions, each of about 15 minutes, is recommended.
Avoid drinks like coffee and alcohol as they have a dehydrating effect in the body.
Your piles should heal with these precautions; in case of severe problems like consistent pain or bleeding, do not neglect to consult your doctor. Once cured, be sure to include physical activities in your daily routine; not only will this keep you fit, but will also ensure that you have healthy intestines that will not allow formation of piles.