Hemorrhoids can be a very uncomfortable condition to deal with. Not only that, but people are often reluctant to talk about this health issue because they are tagged or embarrassed. There is no need to feel this way. Hemorrhoids, also commonly called piles, are a rather common ailment. Nearly half of all middle adults will develop this condition. The good news is that it is possible to cure internal hemorrhoids naturally.
What are Internal Hemorrhoids?
Piles or hemorrhoids occurs when the veins near the anus and lower portion of the rectum become swollen and inflamed. This can cause pain, itching, and irritation as well as bleeding along the affected area.
There are two types of hemorrhoids. They are known as internal and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids may not have as many symptoms as the external ones making them more difficult to detect.
According to Web MD, internal hemorrhoids are often not outwardly visible because they are typically located deep within the rectum and they are usually far away from the nerves which detect pain. This is why this type of hemorrhoid may not even hurt. Rectal bleeding may be the only symptom for this condition. It is very important to consult a doctor about rectal bleeding in order to rule out something more serious such as colon cancer.
Herbs can be a natural way to cure internal hemorrhoids. Witch hazel is an herb which acts as a natural astringent and can be used to cleanse the affected area. You can find medicated pads containing witch hazel or you can buy it as an ointment or as a distilled liquid. Cleanse the affected area before applying the witch hazel.
You can use psyllium and dandelion tincture as back up treatments to support effects of the witch hazel to relieve itching and burning.
Sitz baths can stop the bleeding and discomfort caused by internal hemorrhoids. Run your bathtub with just enough lukewarm water to cover the anus area. Do not add anything into the water as this can further aggravate your symptoms. Sit in the tub for about 20 minutes. This will help reduce the inflammation.
You can help cure internal hemorrhoids by making sure that you drink enough water on a daily basis. According to Mayo Clinic, drinking six to eight glasses of water daily can help soften your stools. This will help prevent you from becoming constipated which can put pressure on your hemorrhoids.