The large blood vessels around the rectal area can become swollen, inflamed and start bleeding. If you are one of those who suffer from bleeding hemorrhoids, you can try these home remedies, they are sure to help you.
This article enlists some most effective home remedies for you to consider, in order to soothe your bleeding-hemorrhoid-ridden bottom.
List Of Home Remedies For Bleeding Hemorrhoids
Fiber Rich Diet
In most of the cases, it is the strain exerted while passing the stool that causes the hemorrhoids. Once the hemorrhoids are there, then strained passage of motion becomes an aggravating factor, and the chances of bleeding increase many folds.
The best treatment for bleeding hemorrhoids is to be able to pass stool comfortably. And that can be done by adding a fiber-rich diet. Eat whole grain breads, vegetables and fruits. If you have been taking fruit juices, stop that practice, instead start eating the cut fruits. Let the fruit juices be there only for the sick, who can not digest fiber-rich diet because of sluggish digestive system, otherwise everybody else should eat fruits.
The enzymes in the digestive system cannot affect the fiber, hence the fiber passes through the digestive tract absorbing a lot of water, thereby softening the stool. It also adds bulk to the stool. The added moisture and bulk because of fiber will help the stool to be eliminated without any strain. Fiber should be increased in your diet gradually, as it may cause bloating.
If there is a need to pass the stool comfortably, use of laxatives should be the last resort.
Drink A Lot of Water
The need to drink a lot of water is of utmost importance. One must drink 3 to 4 liters of water every day. The digestive system has to be kept in shipshape. The dietary fiber will demand a lot of water, in the absence of which the stool will be dry.
Please do not mistake those glasses of alcoholic drinks and caffeine loaded drinks as adding to the water content. In fact they are diuretics and will deplete the water in your body.
Drink Coconut Water
Drinking tender coconut water twice a day, proves very helpful to treat bleeding hemorrhoids.
It can work like magic, even for the stubborn old hemorrhoids. Side effects? Well, none whatsoever.
You can use fresh aloe vera gel to apply on the affected area or buy an over-the-counter topical cream.
Even suppositories can be used, though sparingly. It is advisable to use the suppositories only once a week.
Avoiding Strain In Toilet
If you have the urge to pass stool, go to the toilet, otherwise do not unnecessarily sit and strain yourself. This act will only flair up the hemorrhoids causing more bleeding.
Go To Toilet Immediately
It is very important to take note of the call of nature. It calls you at the appropriate time. If that time goes away then the result will be dry stool, because the last parts of the digestive system continuously work to absorb water from the fecal matter. This situation has to be completely avoided, in order to save our hemorrhoids from bleeding.
Go For Walks
To make your digestive system work more efficiently, go for walks regularly. A weak digestive system will not allow proper passage of fecal matter.
In addition to long walks, one must add the light exercises to one’s routine. It is very important to keep the digestive system in the best state.
There is no point in being careless or lazy, and instead look for the other medications, which may have side-effects.
Take care to keep the rectal area clean. There should be no residue of fecal matter stuck between the folds. If there are some remains, they will irritate and inflame the area, which may result in infection with increased chances of continuous bleeding.
Now comes the question how to clean the already delicate, sensitive and folded area. You should dry it by patting it with a soft cloth. There are some moist wipes designed for cleaning the anal area. They can be bought at the pharmacies and drug stores. But some people show sensitivity for these wipes, they must stay away.
Drink some fresh aloe vera juice, or buy ready aloe vera juice. One dose should be 2 tbsp twice a day.
Oak Tree Infusion Soak
One wonderful remedy that works very well is take some oak tree bark, boil it in some water, say about 2 liters. Let it remain there for about half an hour.
Now warm some more water, say 5 liters Put this warm water as well as oak bark infusion in a tub, in which you can let your bottom sit comfortably. Be there for 30 to 40 minutes. Within a day, you can see the result.
Crushed and put in water. Soak a piece of cotton and put it directly on the place.
Reduce Excess Weight
The weight that you are carrying along, is also concentrated around your anal area.
The fat deposits and folds increase the area that you need to look after. More the folds around, more difficult it is to look after the bleeding hemorrhoids.
It is also called sitz bath, derived from the German word ‘sitzen’ for sitting. There is nothing complicated to it. Just soak your bottom parts in a tub of water. Sit for about 20 minutes to give a hot treatment to the hemorrhoids. The heat of the warm soak will help in draining out and evacuating the blood form the clot.
You can use your ordinary tub or even go for one specifically designed one which can be fixed, though temporarily, on the toilet seat. You should ideally sit there thrice a day. But must do it after every bowel movement.
If you can not manage a warm soak, must go ahead with a simple fomentation. Take some warm water, soak a small towel, squeeze excess water and keep this at the affected area for as long as it is warm. Repeat this and continue for about 20 minutes. Wipe the area clean of moisture.
Use Ice Packs
Some people find comfort in using ice packs at the anal area. An ice pack can be easily made at home and used. It can be kept for a few minutes.
It will reduce swelling and pain and will stop bleeding for some time.
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