Natural Cure for Hemorrhoids.
According to the Mayo Clinic, about one-half of adults will have had to deal with hemorrhoids by the time they reach age 50. Hemorrhoids vary in seriousness, but persistent hemorrhoids, if not treated, can become thrombosed. This happens when the swollen and inflamed veins of the hemorrhoids develop blood clots, which is very serious and can lead to complications and even surgery.
Seeking a natural cure for hemorrhoids is a recommended course of action when hemorrhoids initially begin to flare up. A Chinese herb known as "fargelin", which is administered in the form of an oral dietary supplement, has been shown to greatly reduce, and even eliminate, hemorrhoids.
Another natural cure for hemorrhoids is maylinglong musk cream, which can be used in conjunction with the fargelin dietary supplements. The cream is an interesting combination of Chinese herbs and emollients and can be applied directly to external hemorrhoids, or administered with an applicator (included) for internal hemorrhoids and even anal fissures. The maylinglong musk cream does not require the user to also take the fargelin dietary supplements, and can be used quite successfully on its own.
Oak bark has also been used with great success to cure hemorrhoids naturally, although oak bark may be hard to find, but is available at some compounding pharmacies. If no such pharmacies are available, oak bark can be removed from oak trees for this purpose as well. It should be chopped into small pieces, boiled in water for about three minutes, and then allowed to soak for thirty minutes. Once the solution has cooled pour into a basin or similar receptacle and soak the rectal area for about 25 minutes.
How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids.
The methods available for ridding oneself of hemorrhoids are varied, with some having better results than others. Some of these methods include:
Rubber band ligation is one of the most effective procedures for getting rid of hemorrhoids. It involves placing a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid, thus cutting the hemorrhoid off from the body's blood supply. This method has been shown to be successful in 80% of patients who used it. It does cause some degree of discomfort, but the success rate may make it worth it.
Probably the least favored method, surgery, is sometimes the only option when hemorrhoids are particularly severe. The surgery, called a "hemorrhoidectomy", is performed under a local anesthetic, usually on an outpatient basis. While surgery does remove the hemorrhoid(s) immediately, the nature of the procedure involves cutting open the tissues around the anus, thus creating the need for stitches. Because of the location of the incision and stitches, the area can be swollen, tender, and prone to infection.
Infrared photocoagulation involves using an intense heat source to create the development of scar tissue. Scar tissue is rigid and has no elasticity, so this scarring prevents the hemorrhoids from bulging and causing more pain and problems. While rubber band ligation seems to provide the longest-lasting relief, the discomfort involved during the ligation may prompt sufferers to try the infra photocoagulation method first.
Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoids.
To ease the pain, and extinguish the burning pain of hemorrhoids, a number of remedies are worth trying. Witch Hazel cream, applied externally to the affected area, helps to stop or slow bleeding, and works to ease the swelling, itching and pain of hemorrhoids.
Butcher's Broom, a plant that has been used for many years to treat hemorrhoids and varicose veins, is still effective today. It is known to have anti-inflammatory agents that also work to strengthen vein walls. This is very important to help them withstand the pressure that causes the bulging of vein walls that comprises hemorrhoids. It can be taken in pill form, or brewed as a tea for drinking. A caveat: Butcher's Broom should be researched before taking, as it may have adverse side effects for people with certain health conditions.
The aloe Vera plant, famous for its soothing properties when applied to a burn, is also just as soothing when applied to the inflamed, itching, and painful hemorrhoidal areas. If a live plant is available, simply remove a stalk, break it open, and use the gel that oozes from within. If no aloe Vera plant is available, aloe Vera creams, gels and lotions are available from more stores.
Finally, prevention is one of the best remedies known to man. In order to prevent hemorrhoids, it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle including:
*Eat plenty of fiber every day;
*Drink plenty of water;
*Do not sit for prolonged periods of time. If your job involves several hours of sitting, make it a point to stand up occasionally and, even better, walk around a bit;
*Exercise regularly, as long as you have no health conditions to prohibit exercise;
*Don't procratinate if you feel the urge to have a bowel movement;
*Practice good hygiene and keep the anal area as clean and dry as possible.