Home Remedies for
Hemorrhoids, (some people mistakenly spell the word hemroids, which makes more
sense than the correct spelling) are commonly known as piles. They are caused when veins in and
around the rectum become swollen through increased pressure.
Hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments known in both men and women. They
have tormented people for centuries and have even altered history; Napoleon Bonaparte had
hemorrhoids, bad enough to make him unable to ride a horse. This, it is said, played an important
role in his defeat at Waterloo.
Hemorrhoids are so common that 85+% of the population will have them. 60% of the
population will at some point develop either internal or external hemorrhoid problems that will be
bad enough to require some form of treatment. Hemorrhoids themselves can be caused by any
number of things. Often, it's just a matter of over-exerting oneself during bowel
happens because of hardened stool and constipation, which can usually be traced to a low-fiber
diet. In fact, A study of 70 consecutive patients with hemorrhoids found that all 70 consumed a
diet that provided them with less than 3 grams of dietary fiber per day [HAEMORRHOIDS, Clive Wood,
Editor (1979), page 29].
causes or contributing factors are prolonged sessions of sitting or standing, pregnancy, advancing
age and improper or inadequate sanitation.
Hemorrhoids are usually not a serious medical problem by themselves. Because of
this they can sometimes lull people who have significant bowel disease into believing nothing much
is wrong. But because they can bleed, and do so without warning, they can be very
of the matter are, embarrassment or not, hemorrhoids are a very serious, debilitating medical
condition. Until I got hemorrhoids I had no reason to believe that. I thought that hemorrhoids were
annoying, uncomfortable, and often embarrassing, but rarely serious. Like many others I
suffered in silence rather than discuss hemorrhoid treatment with my
less active, and generally less interested in life; my entire life began centering on trying to get
some relief from my pain and discomfort, most importantly, around finding the right hemorrhoids
treatment. I tried all sorts of over-the-counter preparations, ointments and unguents. Nothing
seemed to work, and if it did help somewhat, the benefits did not last
I somehow found the courage to speak to my doctor about it. His advice to me on which hemorrhoids
treatments were available was that I should continue using creams and ointments (that I had already
tried and discovered to be only marginally beneficial) and if it got any worse I should undergo
devastating news! Wasn't there any other less drastic but still effective hemorrhoids treatment
realized that the common hemorrhoids treatments like ointments, injections even the surgery my
doctor recommended would only treat the symptoms, the effects of hemorrhoids. Symptoms like blood
in stool, anal pain, discomfort in sitting, etc. None of these would eliminate the underlying
or root causes of hemorrhoids.
researched it and studied it. Here are the answers - they come in three
issues with the digestive system, whether it be at the top end (stomach ailments) or the other end
(hemorrhoids) is directly related to your diet and the overall health of your digestive system.
Lotions and creams only attempt to mask the symptoms. They really don't deal with alimentary canal
problems that cause hemorrhoids at all.
make sure the stool you pass is soft, not hard. Do this by increasing the non-soluble fiber in your
diet, consuming flax seeds and/or using stool softeners.
look at the alternative medicine treatments/solutions/cures that are available. There are excellent
and effective solutions there. I found one that worked
for me, you can find one that works for you!
And never ask the opinion of a surgeon
Remember, "When your only tool is a hammer, you tend to see every
problem as some kind of nail!" ;-)