Home Remedies for hemorrhoid bleeding
SYMPTOMS—Burning, pain, itching, inflammation, swelling, irritation, seepage, and bleeding.
Hemorrhoids are enlarged varicose veins, found in the anus and rectum
Those occurring below the internal sphincter (a circular muscle which closes the rectum) are called external hemorrhoids. Those above that sphincter are called internal hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids are generally painless but often bleed. When they do, the blood is bright red.
External hemorrhoids are also called piles. Sometimes they protrude from the anus. Because they enlarge and lose their elasticity, they often form little sacs which protrude into the anal canal. The skin above them turns blue or purple and can be extremely painful.
A prolapsed hemorrhoid is an internal one which is protruding outside the anus. Often there is a mucous discharge and heavy bleeding. They can be very painful.
When they bleed, a fair amount of blood can issue forth. But it does not indicate a serious disease.
Older people are more likely to have them. Pregnant women, and women who have had children, tend to have hemorrhoids more often than other younger people.
A circulatory weakness of the veins, along with constipation, are primary causes of hemorrhoids. Liver congestion can also be a factor.
Any condition which increases pressure on that area or reduces the flow of blood through those veins can induce hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are common in folk who live on junk food diets, low-fiber diets, lack exercise, are sitting while working (especially sitting when tense and nervous), do heavy lifting, are obese, pregnant, straining at the stool, heavily coughing, frequently sneezing, have prolonged use of laxatives or enemas, have elevated pressure on the portal vein of the liver (as occurs in cirrhosis of the liver), and sit on something cold.
TREATMENT HOME REMEDIES FOR HEMORRHOIDS
To whatever degree you are able, take corrective actions as indicated in the above two paragraphs.
- Avoid spicy, highly seasoned foods, for they irritate the inflamed area.
- Avoid sitting or standing for longer periods of time.
- If you must lift something, bend your knees and not your back. Do not hold your breath as you lift. Instead, take a deep breath and exhale at the moment of lifting. Avoid heavy lifting as much as possible.
- Do not sit on anything which does not warm up (a rock, steel, the ground) for periods of time.
- Do not forget the high-fiber diet; it, and a proper diet, is crucial to success in avoiding or managing this problem.
- Use soft toilet paper, and only dab with it. Use only non-perfumed, white toilet paper.
- Do not scratch the area.
- Diarrhea intensifies the problem, so avoid this For the same reason, avoid constipation (which see).
- Sitz (sitting) baths soothe inflamed tissues and relax spasms of the rectal and anal muscles.
- Apply cold witch hazel tea, to help shrink them.
- In severe cases, take an alternating hot and cold sitz (sitting) bath. Use two large galvanized wash tubs, propped up at one one end, to make sitting in them more comfortable. Fold a large towel and place it in the bottom and sides, for comfort. Fill one with hot water (100o F.), the other with tap water. Sit in the hot, for 5 minutes, and in the cold, for 30 seconds. Spread the buttocks, as you do this, so the temperature changes will have the best effect on the desired area. Do this 3 times. You can come back later and do it again as needed.
- An alternate method, to use in less severe cases, is to sit in a bathtub of 10-12 inches of hot water. Do this 3-5 times a day.
- Cranberry poultices are helpful. Blend a handful, wrap a tablespoonful in cloth, and lay against the area. Change an hour later, and repeat when you wish.
- Dab lecithin on the area, as you would Vaseline.
- An ice pack to that area may also bring relief.
- Peel a garlic bulb and scrape it, to get the juice, to flow. Then insert it. It will be expelled the next day during elimination. Do this 3 times a week.
- Cut a piece of aloe vera, about 2½ inches in length, peel, and insert.
- Applications of white oak bark tea or witch hazel will, through astringent action, tend to shrink the hemorrhoids.
- Medicinal drugs generally contain local anesthetics, but these often irritate the area and delay healing.
A 1976 report stated that there was no evidence that any of the ingredients in Preparation H could reduce inflammation or shrink hemorrhoids.
- Aspirin will intensify the bleeding.
- Prolapsed hemorrhoids can become thrombosed; that is, they can form clots inside them which prevent their receding. Severe, increased pain indicates this has happened. Go to a physician, to remove the clot. This is not the same as a hemorrhoidectomy and is a simple, rapid treatment.
- In the case of persistent, severe problems, some may choose to have hemorrhoidectomy done. Find a physician who has done this and adequately knows what to do.
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