experts say about them
water won't cure hemorrhoids, but if you don't get enough of this and
your body is in a state of dehydration, your stool will be more
eating a high fiber diet (great for preventing constipation) without
drinking enough fluids could cause the stool to be hard. Avoid caffeine
containing fluids (coffee or cola) when possible as they can be
Drink 8 cups of fluids daily.
|Fiber / Psyllium
Introduce fiber into your diet slowly and gradually. A diet high in
fiber prevents constipation.
Get 25 to 40 grams of fiber in your diet or use fiber
studies shows that inulin reduces constipation significantly. Similar
to fiber, insulin is not absorbed and doesn't have any calories. It
helps to increase bulk and works much like what fiber does.
regular fiber which does not dissolve when placed in water, inulin
completely dissolves in water. It is tasteless and odourless and easily
mixes with your regular foods or drinks.
Take 20 to 40 grams daily.
(A type of bioflavonoid)
studies show that taking diosmin combined with hesperidin can stop
bleeding from internal hemorrhoids in 92% of the people. Diosmin is a
type of plant flavonoids
(bioflavonoid) that improves the
quality and tone of the blood vessels and reduces inflammation.
Dose: Take 600 to 3,200 mg daily (divided into two doses). Use a
standardized product when possible.
Bioflavonoids such as diosmin, rutin, quercetin
and hesperidin are used
for blood vessel related conditions such as varicose veins and
Take a bioflavonoid complex containing 1,000 mg two or three times
Witch hazel solution has antiinflammatory properties and also act as an
Apply the cream or gel as often as needed to relieve pain and swelling.
Horse chestnut is shown to reduce inflammation and pain while also
improving the function of the blood vessels. This is one of the more popular natural cures for hemorrhoids.
300 mg three times daily. The cream or gel formulation containing 2%
aescin can be applied up to four times daily.
Grape seeds contain anthocyanidins which is shown to help with
circulation disorder, reduce swelling and maintain the health of blood
vessels (making them less likely to leak).
Take 100 mg daily.
Butcher's broom contains flavonoids,
shown to protect the blood
vessels. It also contains saponin which constricts blood vessels and
may help to shrink the hemorrhoids.
Take 150 mg daily.
St. john's wort has been used on the skin to help with various skin
ailments such as burns, inflammation, bug bites and hemorrhoids.
Use a 1.5% concentration oil-based solution and apply up to three times
Applying the cream or gel externally to relieve itching, swelling and
pain. Taking aloe vera juice can also give similar benefits.
Applying the cream or gel to help relieve the pain and swelling.