One of the taboo diseases, but at the same time one of the most suffered worldwide … HEMORRHOIDS.
Those feelings so annoying that you feel when sitting or standing, that itching so desperate, and that pain when you want to evacate the anus.
Approximately half of the people (without distinguishing between men and women) at 50 have hemorrhoids.
The starting symptom of hemorrhoids is the appearance of bloodstains on the paper when you clean yourself or blood inside the toilet.
Why do hemorrhoids appear?
Well, the appearance of hemorrhoids have several causes, of which the most common are:
- Make a lot of tension when you want to evacate
- Sitting for a long time in the toilet
- Anal sex
- Low fibre diet
Also, as we get older, the risk of getting hemorrhoids increases(unfortunately).
This is because the tissues that support the veins in the rectum and anus can be weakened and stretched.
How can I get rid of hemorrhoids?
Do not worry!
There are several natural remedies that you can use to eliminate them.
Garlic, excellent fighting hemorrhoids
Garlic is considered an anti-inflammatory food, which will be very helpful.
For 30 minutes, boil 2 crushed garlic cloves in 2 cups of water. Then, you should let it cool, strain it, and apply compresses on the hemorrhoids.
This is one of the first that you should consider!
There is also a slightly more direct remedy, in which you must place a clove of peeled garlic inside the anus and leave it overnight.
Make a spinach paste
This paste has a relaxing effect, so it is very effective in eliminating swelling of the hemorrhoids.
You need 3 spinach leaves chopped into very thin pieces and a tablespoon of olive oil. Then you must mix until you have a homogeneous paste.
Afterwards, you should apply a little of this paste inside the anus, and let it stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
Ice, instant relief
This is one of the home remedies that your grandmother would tell you.
It is a very simple one and practically anyone can do it.
You just have to get ice, put it in a bag or wrap it in a cloth and place it in the affected area.
Ice should not directly touch the anus, as it can cause burns.
Consume more fibre
A diet rich in fibre is extremely important to stop constipation, and as a consequence eliminate hemorrhoids.
A diet rich in dietary fibre (especially insoluble fibre) is essential for healthy digestion.
Fibre softens stool and stimulates intestinal contractions to facilitate expulsion.
Insoluble fibre breaks down slowly through the intestinal bacteria and supports intestinal functioning.
Apply a potato compress
You can scratch a potato and apply in the area several times a day, for about 20 minutes, especially after evacating.
Use the “sitz baths”
To make this “bath”, you need a tub, hot water, and if you want a decoction of horse leaves.
The recommended duration is 15 to 30 minutes. Water will produce venous contraction and reduce inflammation.
Tomato, another anti-inflammatory
Anyone has a tomato at home, but if you don’t have one, run to the store to get it, since this remedy is highly effective.
You must place a cold tomato, which should be cut into segments, on the hemorrhoids by light pressure.
The more mature the tomato is, the better.
Leave it on for 15 minutes every day, and then wash with cold water.
TIPS TO AVOID HEMORRHOIDS
As a final part of this article, we will see some recommendations for you to avoid hemorrhoids in case you have repeatedly suffered from this problem.
One of the most important reasons for the appearance of hemorrhoids is constipation.
To go to the bathroom at an appropriate pace, include high-fibre foods in your diet. Avocado, kiwi, green beans, flax seeds or plums can help you a lot.
Walk a lot and very often
Sedentary life is another factor that generates annoying hemorrhoids.
You only need 20 minutes of your day to walk and get out of the sedentary routine.
Drink a lot of water
The idea is to favor intestinal transit and avoid excessive efforts when you want to evacuate.
To achieve this goal, in addition to a diet rich in fibre, it is essential to drink plenty of water.
The recommended amount is usually about two liters of water a day.
To make it easy, you can distribute them in 4 glasses before noon and another four until the end of the day.