Hemorrhoids as well as Witch Hazel: 5 Methods to Make use of It

Dealing with Hemorrhoids

witch hazel plantWitch hazel and hemorrhoids have a common denominator. Witch hazel is actually an incredible herb which is used for its healing capabilities. It functions to heal and sooth many unique conditions throughout our bodies.

It is used for skin disorders and actually works very well; having stated that, it may be taken orally also.

Men and women who struggle with hemorrhoids genuinely should become familiar with the uses of witch hazel and what it can do for you.

Treatment for Hemorrhoids

There are a couple of ways that come to mind when treating for Hemorrhoids.  You can use a home remedy treatment using witch hazel or you can use a suppository specifically formulated for hemorrhoids.

Witch Hazel Mixture

The 1st step is to combine the witch hazel leaves with water and let it soak for a couple of days.  There are two techniques when using witch hazel for your hemorrhoids; one way is the easy way and the other way is the hard way.

  1. You can purchase it in a liquid form from the drug store or a food store.
  2. You can make your own blend by adding the leaves to water and letting is soak for a few days.

Either one of the ways you chose to get your witch hazel mixture, it is applied to the skin the same way.  Apply it by using a cotton ball and apply it very tenderly.  You will probably want to add a gauze to the area.  The mixture should limit the amount of irritation, itchiness, swelling and redness on your hemorrhoids.

You should apply the witch hazel mixture several times a day and changing the gauze each time to a clean gauze.

Suppository

Another commonly used way to treat hemorrhoids is to use a suppository specifically designed to reduce the swelling which leads to pain and itching.

Although it is highly effective, many people do not like using this method.  Simply insert the suppository into the anus; the suppository is filled with special medication.

Other Treatments to Avoid Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are usually a result of constipation; therefore if you can relieve the constipation symptoms, it is most likely hemorrhoids will not be a problem for you.  Below we’ve provided you with information for each of the areas of avoiding constipation.

Avoid Constipation

There are three basic things you can do to avoid constipation.  Many people experience constipation after they have had surgery, if they are inactive or if they simply don’t eat well.

Our bodies are designed to heal itself; therefore if you just adhere to the general rules, constipation will be a thing of the past.

  1. Eating a lot more fiber
  2. Consume 8 glasses of water a day
  3. Exercise daily

 

1- Eating A Lot More Fiber

There are many benefits for eating fiber daily; but people who are constipated should pay special attention to why fiber is so important to their diets.  I did some research on the subject and found this interesting article on WebMd why fiber is so important to your diet and how it relates to constipation.

Is food medicine? Sometimes, yes. It’s becoming clear in recent years that what you eat can be highly effective in preventing or reversing some health problems, especially chronic constipation.

Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. If you want safe and effective long-term relief for chronic constipation, you don’t need to look any further than your grocer’s shelves. Hundreds of foods and plant-based fiber products are available to relieve constipation — naturally.

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2- Consume 8 glasses of water a day

Most of us have heard about drinking 8 glasses of water a day and many say they can’t do that.  It’s actually too much water for your body to take in.  Well there are many reasons why water is good for you and perhaps if you understand the benefits, you can make a few changes in your health.

I found the article on WebMd about how water can manage your constipation issues.  I thought I would share it with you.

Chronic constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal ailments in the U.S. While millions of Americans self-medicate by using over-the-counter laxatives, perhaps the simplest ways to manage chronic constipation is to drink plenty of fluids daily, eat dietary fiber, and exercise. Below are the answers to some common questions about chronic constipation, and how fluids can help or worsen the condition.

What Causes Chronic Constipation?

Many things can cause chronic constipation, including medications, a low-fiber diet, travel, irritable bowel syndrome, and pregnancy. But dehydration is one of the most common causes. After the food you eat is processed in the small intestine, it travels to the large intestine, or colon. If you do not have enough water in your body — if you’re dehydrated — the large intestine soaks up water from your food waste. This results in hard stools that are difficult to pass.

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3- Exercise Daily

There are not many of us who like to exercise; let alone exercising daily.  Below is an article on WebMd that explains why exercise is good for constipation and how you can actually avoid constipation in the first place if you just included exercise in your daily life.  The complete article is quite interesting; it explains what are the best exercises for constipation, what is the best time to exercise when you are constipated and exactly what does exercise do for your constipation.  Its a great article and I hope you can benefit from it.

If your bowel habits are sluggish and you suffer constipation, maybe some exercise can help speed things up. According to experts, exercise does more than tone your heart and other muscles. Exercise is essential for regular bowel movements. In fact, one of the key risk factors for constipation is inactivity.

How Can Exercise Help Constipation?

Exercise helps constipation by decreasing the time it takes food to move through the large intestine, thus limiting the amount of water absorbed from the stool into your body. Hard, dry stools are harder to pass. In addition, aerobic exercise accelerates your breathing and heart rate. This helps to stimulate the natural contraction of intestinal muscles. Intestinal muscles that contract efficiently help move stools out quickly.

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Resources:

WebMd, http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/exercise-curing-constipation-via-movement

WebMd, http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/water-a-fluid-way-to-manage-constipation

WebMd, http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/dietary-fiber-the-natural-solution-for-constipation