The best way to treat piles or hemorrhoids without medication is to take exactly the same measures you should take to prevent them recurring. That's great news – one solution, two great benefits.

The other good news is that the treatment is straightforward.

The key to success is to manage your body so you minimize the occurrence of constipation by removing the cause. This is because constipation in turn causes over firm stools and requires training for your body to pass them. That's what causes the damage, pain and irritation to your bowels that is hemorrhoids.

So, to minimize your constipation you should manage your food intake so that your stools are loose and soft. There are two key diet items that help to ensure this – fiber and fluids.

Fiber in your food comes large from vegetables and fruits, and the correct fluids are water and drinks with little or no sugar or caffeine.

To increase your fiber intake the foods you must place high on your store shopping list are items such as dried fruit, fresh fruit, vegetables, wholemeal bread, cereals and raw vegetables. When vegetables are cooked then they can lose their fibrous nature, especailly if they are cooked until very soft – they lose their vitamins too. Some sufferers like to a fiber supplement obtainable from health food stores, but this is not essential. And if you do add supplements then it is important to give your body more water to allow it to process the fiber more easily.

On the other hand foods to minimize include white bread, red meat, cheese and ice cream. In addition if you are overweight then take this opportunity to ease back on the quantities you eat so as to return to a great healthy weight and easier bowel movements without piles and hemorrhoids.

As for taking in fluid, the medical advice is to drink plenty while keeping an eye on stimulants and sweet drinks such as strong coffee, pops, sodas and alcohol. Water is great -and it's cheap and readily available.

How much water should you drink each day?

First note that the recommendation is not for just water but all fluids that contain water. So if tea is your thing then each cup of tea counts towards your daily total. A common piece of advice is, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” And that's not too far from the truth – it averages to around 1.9 liters which is close to the national recommendations – and it is easy to remember. Note, too, that your body gains some fluids with your food, but that is taken into account in the recommendations.

If you are small build then you can reduce your required fluid intake. Symptoms of dehydration include your urine is darker than normal, your skin shows signs of drying or you are often feeling thirsty or then, unless you have a medical condition, it's highly likely that you need to increase your fluid intake.

And for the third part of this simple guide on “How to Treat Piles Without Medication” take a look at increasing your regular exercise. Taking regular exercise is very helpful if you suffer from bunged up bowels as the regular movement brought on by walking stimulates the rest of your body and helps it to work much more normally. You do not need to take extreme exercise, just a decent increase in walking about to between 7,000 and 10,000 steps, use a pedometer to measure them, each day will help very much.