Countless individuals suffer from internal hemorrhoids, as well as their external counterparts, commonly referred to as piles. While most people consider the topic too embarrassing or distasteful for open discussion, it is necessary to determine what the best course of action to take is and hopefully, the following article will help you to determine what that is for your hemorrhoids.

Doctors agree that including more fiber in your diet goes a long way in preventing hemorrhoids. For example, you can enjoy healthy, high-fiber foods like apples, dark leafy greens, whole grains and even oatmeal. When you consume a good amount of fiber, easy bowel movement is encouraged, and this could help to prevent hemorrhoids occurring.

You can lessen the chance that you will develop external hemorrhoids by paying some extra attention to your hygiene routines for that area of your body. Use soft toilet paper that does not leave lint behind, and use a moist towelette to clean yourself after each bowel movement.

Your diet can have a significant impact on whether or not you are more prone to suffering from hemorrhoids. Certain foods and drinks can be especially irritating as they pass through the bowels. A diet that is filled with overly spicy foods or strong beverages like coffee, soda, and alcohol will put you at greater risk of forming hemorrhoids.

Use the restroom when you feel the urge to prevent hemorrhoids. “Holding it in” causes problems as stools accumulate and become harder to pass. This causes a person to strain when they use the bathroom, putting increased pressure on the anus and increasing the likelihood of hemorrhoids. Going more often results in smaller stools that are easier to eliminate.

There are two types of hemorrhoids that are common in humans and while they have many similarities there are also several key differences. The most common and easiest type of this is an external hemorrhoid which is really not all that different from a varicose vein and can be treated very easily.

One of the easiest home treatments to aid in the healing, from the painful burning and itching of hemorrhoids, is a sitz bath. A good recipe for a sitz bath is witch hazel. Fill your tub with warm water and add at least one cup of witch hazel to your water. Sit in this warm mixture for 10-15 minutes, at least three times per day. Within three to four days, your hemorrhoids will be gone.

Before spending money on expensive medications and treatments for your hemorrhoids, try some natural home remedies. Spend about fifteen minutes relaxing in a sitz bath. This is especially helpful following a bowel movement. Although the desire to scratch your itchy hemorrhoids can seem irresistible, avoid indulging as it can greatly exacerbate the problem. Dampen some pads or cotton balls with witch hazel, instead, then apply to the area for some temporary relief. You can also reduce irritation by eating plenty of fiber, and drinking plenty of water. These steps can prevent constipation, which can lead to straining while passing stool.

The information in this article should have given you some ideas about how you can more effectively treat your uncomfortable hemorrhoids. If you make use of these ideas, you should be able to rid yourself of this uncomfortable problem.