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Hemorrhoid prevention/cure by avoiding blood thinners/clot preventers (NSAID, fish oil):
I am a 39 y.o. male, 5'11" 160lb, fit and active. Half Asian and very lactose intolerant, I got my first hemorrhoid a couple months ago. It followed tarry stools and toilet straining I attribute to cheap feta cheese that probably had lactose, and also NSAID I took for headache. I believe the toilet strain + NSAID blood thinning caused it. Healed in a week.
Second hemorrhoid occurred a couple months later, with no poor stools, lactose irritation, or other changes I know except for taking 2 capsules of fish oil (each "1200mg fish oil, 360mg total Omega 3 fatty acids DHA EPA") with lunch daily, chewed with food. After five days of this I woke up with what seems to be relapse of the first hemorrhoid. Just woke up with it, didn't even pass stool that morning yet! The fish oil has a warning if one has bleeding problems. This alerted me to the fact that fish oil thins blood and inhibits clotting and blood vessel constriction, and I suspect it causing the spontaneous relapse. I discontinued it and it healed in a week again.
Just sharing a suggestion based own experience thought I can't be totally sure about the cause. I've been hemorrhoid free for a month or so, no swelling anymore. Can't be sure whether the hemorrhoid just went inside or really shrank away. At least it hasn't been there causing annoyance although I lived a normal life.
What I did was: squat sitting at toilet, and no toilet paper, just warm water with shower and drying with a towel. Western style toilets are bad for squat sitting but it is still possible. Just be careful. Use some proper consideration before trying in order to avoid any accidents.
To get relief from Hemorrhoids you need to reduce the straining and the easiest way to do that is to shoot some water up the pipes to get things lose and moving and the best way to do that is with a Hand Bidet Sprayer. Primarily used for superior hygiene it can also be used to spray inside like a mini-power enema and get clean inside and out. Fast, convenient and efficient.
Hemorrhoids: This is an occasional problem for me and I have one remedy that works every time usually in 2 or 3 days and it is Magnet Therapy. For starters I would recommend sleeping atop a Magnet Bed Pad and sitting on it while watching TV on the sofa or recliner. You may need to graduate to a stronger part-time M therapy in a severe case like you reporting while continue using the pad as much as possible. This removes all the bad energy and inflammation so the body can do it's natural healing actions.
I read about this a decade or two ago in a book by Louise Hay. The cause can be from 'pressure' in life such as deadlines or other related stress such as too much to do in too little time. At that time I called clients and got more reasonable timelines. My haemorrhoids went away.
I believe that we are not all created equal, and the cause of a problem for one is not necessarily the cause for another. I, for one, do not have a yeast problem, as confirmed by a naturopath, but I recently developed a haemorrhoid and realized I have let pressures creep up on me. I knew what I had to do to remedy the situation.
I hope this information helps someone else.
Try manual lymph drainage to reduce size of external and internal hemorrhoids. I could believe how well it worked for me when every other home remedy did not.
Hello, My husband had hemorrids surgery( 2 cut completely) and he is suffering from pain and frustration, this is very painfull, he is staying home, little walks at home and sleep. Please anyone advice about your experience and let me know how can I help him to recover soon.He is taking stool softenera and he doesnt have any constipation thank God. Thank you, Anna from Chicago.
Drink 15 ml – 30 ml Noni Juice daily. This will soften the stool, relive constipation, minimize Hemmorhoid symptoms. Take HorseChestnut Capsules, this will strength the veins and cure Hemmorhoids. Good Health
So sorry about your husband's troubles! I am wondering how long ago surgery was. The last time I had surgery ("routine laparoscopic surgery") I was surprised at how very bad I felt for a good two weeks. I had had similar surgery in the past and had seemed to bounce back more quickly. For me, I think it was partly a lingering effect of the anesthesia. It can take a while to leave your system and can just leave you feeling bad, low energy, dizzy, nauseated, etc. Hopefully, a little more time will help your husband a lot. Charcoal tablets can be taken internally daily for a time to help with this…4 per day, not within two hours of medication.
Comfrey and or Chickweed salve used externally are soothing and healing to hemorroid surgery.
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in 5 ounces of grape juice is spicy but a good "pick me up" drink. However, if food is moving through his system too quickly, the cayenne doesn't completely digest and can cause some burning for a short time on the other end.
I hope he feels better soon! Do let us know what you find helps his recovery.
~Mama to Many~
The 6" step to allow squatting on the toilet is what seems to work best for me. I'm 19 and my first hemorrhoid appeared two months ago: small protrusion from the anus that retracted within days. The itchiness and minor swelling persisted though. Sitting was uncomfortable and pretty much throughout the whole day my bum was itchy or irritated. I never saw a proper doctor, but from talking to my dad (an ob/gyn) determined it was probably a small internal one. I tried the garlic suppositories (5 days), Candida Cleanse diet (5 days only eating vegetables; didn't do the detox drinks or other supplements), Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel Wipes, and generic hemorrhoid cream, but nothing seamed to work effectively (though the garlic suppositories did make bowel movements much easier with no straining).
I started using the 6 inch step (two shoeboxes for my tall toilet) and the irritation and itching have declined significantly. Now only a few times per day do I even take notice of any irritation and it is minor and goes away if I don't think about it.
It is more natural for us to squat when defecating. It loosens the muscle in the colon that controls continence and allows an open path for stool with less straining. Non-western countries where squatting is the norm have very low rates of hemorrhoids (compared to America where more than half the population will have them at some point).
Of course a healthy diet and exercise have been shown (more empirically than squatting) to increase ease of bowel movements and prevention of hemorrhoids, but the 6" step is probably the most efficient way of alleviating hemorrhoids.
Google 'squatty potty' or 'slate don't just sit there' for some informational videos/articles on the subject.
Due to dehydration and overdoing lifting and carrying heavy items, I had a hemorrhoid incident where one side of my anus became just swollen painful tissue. After 3 months of agony and trying just about every hemorrhoid remedy I could find, I finally went to a doctor. What I thought was an internal hemorrhoid that extended outside my anus, turned out to be a one inch long skin tag. I had outpatient surgery to remove the skin tag and got my life back. I still need to heal the hemorrhoids, but at least I can walk, move, and have a BM without incapacitating pain. My suggestion is to see a doctor to at least know for sure what your issue is.
Has anyone been treated with the Hemorrhoid Treatment System using ultrasound to remove hemorrhoids? I have tried most of the natural cures in this site and none have helped. I have had some relief but no cure. Please let me know if this is a good option for Hemorrhoids. Thanks, scaiken
The old time remedy was a wet tobacco leaf, pressed against the offending item. The nicotine shrinks the blood vessels. You can get the plant at nurseries.
Look guys and gals, I had hemorrhoids or piles since my childhood, doctorrs usually prescribe abstaining from spicy foods and lots of fibre, etc., but from my father I got the perfect remedy: the French (and also in South America and countries like Egypt) have something called ‘bidet’ that sort of provides a kind of shower to your private parts (sitz bath is called in some places), mainly for female use.
In countries like UK and North America this is unknown, but a feature of every bathroom in the countries I mentioned. It can be easily improvised with a large plastic bucket and a shower item connected with a long plastic pipe to your water tap so you can regulate force of water. After defecation, when the bottom itches like mad, sit and irrigate your bottom with COLD water for about ten minutes, with quite powerful upsurge of cold water. That not only provides for cleanliness in that area but also ELIMINATES the itch, even if you eat all the spicy foods you want. When I travel to the uncivilized parts of the world where bidets are unknown, I carry my own portable bidet in my luggage and the piles never bother me.
The perfect hemorrhoid solution, believe me… No surgery, no creams, etc. all natural and simple.
I developed roids after my second child. Mine are not brought on by constipation but from standing all day without rest or working out in a. M. Then doing cardio class in p. M. several days in a row.
Ice used to work if I caught it on day one. This time it didin’t faze it & another appeared. I came to this site & tried the ACV which I love for occasional reflux. Nothing, another popped up. I tried the coconut oil as suppository(frozen & molded) as well externally…. Another popped up overnight. I did the peppercorns for 2 days….. Nothing but no adverse reaction. Bought witch hazel & witch hazel wipes…. No relief. Soaked in epsom salt, soaked in ACV… Now have 5 roids. Losing my mind with frustration at this point. Last night husband suggested putting some hydrocortisone 1% cream. Don’t like to use pharma products but was desperate. Got 50% relief from the burning but did nothing for the swelling.
Remembered I had a 5 gallon bucket of Dead Sea Mineral Mud. Tightens my face & body & shrinks my pores so thought “why not, nothing else has helped”. Well for me, this is working!!!!!! They have begun to shrink within the first hour & my mood has elevated dramatically!!!!! I have on a sanitary pad so my panties aren’t muddied, but this is truly amazing.
Hope this helps someone else when you have tried all else.
Got my Dead Sea Mineral Mud 2 years ago on ebay.
I am almost due with my third child and these have been a problem for me since my first – 15 years now. What helps me is to keep clean. No matter what I have to do or where I am, I keep something to stay clean. Even sometimes just a hand papertowel with water will help.
What I have found is that the skin get irritated and broken and when we use the bathroom it gets it dirty and just like dirt in a cut, it will sting and burn. So when I can take a quick shower I do, if not, I will sponge bathe somehow. I never have a problem after this. I never have in 15 years, even now while I am older and two months from having my baby. Hope this helps.
I bought some nigari at the health food store. Nigari is used as a tofu coagulant and is mainly magnesium chloride. I diluted it with an equal portion of boiling water and store it in a glass spray bottle. When my friend had a hemorrhoid, when there was a time he’d be resting, we sprayed and saturated a small square of paper towel and he applied it to his droid and repeated the next day. One droid was old and raw and it stung a lot Another was new and small. After two days they seemed gone, no longer bothered him.
Now he’ll have to change his lifestyle, particular diet and exercise to stop the cause of the droids in the first place. Besides a processed food diet, he sits for long times in his work van and then a long time surfing the net and doing computer art in the evening. So he’s going to adopt a more vegetable diet and take breaks to move and circulate his blood better. After all, the body was made to move so move it!
I have long known that my cleaning habits were irritating my hemorrhoids and making them bleed.
After some trial and error, this is what finally worked for me. After each bowel movement I clean myself with a medicated wipe (available at the drugstores) that I've further dampened with water. After gently removing as much residue as I can, I fold a single dry tissue into a manageable little pad and squirt some mild unscented hand lotion on it to finish wiping myself. This not only dries the area, it also lubricates it without tugging on tender irritated skin, therefore promoting healing. Presto! No more bleeding hemorrhoids.
As a side note, medicated wipes are supposed to be flushable, but it might be a good idea to give the toilet an extra flush or two, particularly if you have one of the newer low volume tanks.
As of this posting I am 64 and have been a employing natural healing remedies for 40 years. I had my first juicer and water distiller back in 1971. For over 25 years I have been a vegetarian and workout regularly (3-6 days a week). However, over the last 10 months I have been experiencing hemorrhoid challenges. For about 4 months the pain threshold at times was at a 10 on a 1-10 scale. I tried nearly every "natural" remedy recommended on this and other sites. Nothing provided the relief that "rebounding" (small trampoline excerciser) has provided. After two days of rebounding for 30 minutes each day I noticed a significant reduction in the swelling. After a week I was practically back to normal; free of pain and with much more energy. Check the internet for the many benefits that rebounding offers. It is said to basically "knit" your body back to normal at the cellular level!
Great results! I have advised rebounding here in my case for the eyes but it is true that it is a great exercise for all kinds of problems, even to keep young! I am guilty of not doing it enough even now my husband gave me a very good one on my birthday last year (I used to have a cheap one but this one is a completely different experience!). Anyway, even with a cheap one you can achieve great results. Tell me something, do you do any special kind of exercises or do you just jump? I do some exercises with music, I have two great DVD's and it is a lot of fun.
Cured hemorrhoids with these simple steps
1) Walk 30 minutes per day 2) Drink a smoothie once per day with the following included: 1 tbl. spoon apple cyder vinegar, 1 tbl. spoon cold-milled flaxseed, 1 tbl. spoon psyllium husk fiber supplement. 3) Minimize meets and dairy, maximize fruits, veggies, fiber in general. 4) Very regular kegel exercises. Do this laying in bed and anytime during the day. Do it sitting at your desk at work or in your car, or while walking. Very beneficial and can be done anywhere, anytime.
Follow these steps and it will absolutely help alleviate hemorrhoids quickly and will address the root causes.
Read Carefully: To cut down on the instance of hemorrhoids, clean yourself with diluted antibacterial soap or soap and water every time you move your bowels. Make sure you leave no residue — ever. The bacteria from not wiping with soap and water invades the smallest cut in the anal area and the hemorrhoids gradually begin to from, often with an anal fissure. Here's an illustration. If a person serving food got feces on his hand, would you prefer that he wipe the spot with plain dry toilet paper, or wash the spot thoroughly with antibacterial soap before preparing your food? It's the same with your rectal area.
To treat the anal fissue, make a poultice SOAKED IN ALCOHOL out of a piece of a paper towel, apply it to the area where the fissure is or is starting to become painful, indicating the emergence of an anal fissure, and sit on the poultice, rewetting it with alcohol when it dries. Do this for as many days (nights, too) as it takes to rid yourself of the fissure. As soon as you feel the fissure forming (when the rectal area hasn't yet formed a tear, but is "telltale" sore), immediately apply the alcohol soaked poultice. The alcohol will eventually dry out the surrounding skin, forming a superfical scabbing or blistering. Just keep the area immaculately clean by often cleansing with diluted antibacterial soap. The soap doesn't have to be full strength; the idea is to get the rectal area immaculately cleansed when dirty.
Ukranian village cure for hemorrhoids:
I had a very bad case of hemorrhoids and my wife at the time was from the Ukraine. she advised me to take a fresh potato, grate it with a potato grater and to press the grated potato onto my hemorrhoids. I did this for 3 days and my hemorrhoids were gone, the juice from the potatoes will shrink the hemorrhoids a fresh potato must be used each time. This does work!
I have hemorrhoids for years, on and off. Been using all kinds of natural remedies which helped- olive oil, Rosemary oil, butcher’s broom pills, calendula and hamamelis paste. tonight I had such pain I couldn’t sleep, got up and found this wonderful site. Thought about buying ACV tomorrow, but eventually tried Listerine (cause I have it at home…) and the relief was almost immediate.Thank you so much for the advice and for this site!
to avoid straining that produces hemerrhoids, I lean forward on the toilet with "elbows on knees". Some people raise their feet with a 6" stool but "elbows on knees" works the same and your body will naturally bring the movement forth, with no straining on your part. Try it at any time.
If you are constipated, you may need to wait a little while for it to get working. It is the natural position for a bowl movement, like squatting.
Teach "elbows on knees" to your children. Get off the couch and eat whole grains and other fiber.
I believe in the natural remedies and so I am open to feedback. I have had constipation off and on for years, and bleed if I eat nuts or get constipated. I have hemorroids and really want to know how to heal them and get my body back to balance. I have been using the Essiac Tea to try to heal the sore rectal area. There is kind of a small scab. I may start using Apple Cider Vinegar. and I know that Castor Oil is good too. I have a tendancy toward candida and I have Epstien Barr and I really want to know what to do. I have dark circles under my eyes and am tired alot and have adrenal fatigue. I sound like a mess. I would love some suggestions.
Try eating coconut oil everyday sounds weird but it's good for balancing candida and gut health in general. You can also get it in veg capsules or make them yourself. I have also made my own suppositories by refrigerating coconut oil alone and sometimes with certain food grade essential oils both vaginally and the anal route. Helps me very quickly with flares
I was ready a book on weird and wacky cures but using natural stuff to heal everything and I came across using olive oil for hemorroids. As I had suffered with these and had an operation that failed to help, I decided to try it and it works, I started bleeding one day from behind an decided to use the olive oil and it stopped. The way I do it is soak a tissue in it place it on the area then place a polythene bag over that and then some pants that you are not too fond of and leave in place as long as possible. I have not had any trouble since that day.
I must say i am hooked on your site now and they all seem to work. I have been using using many of your skin remedies and i am glowing.ten years younger at least.
Since giving birth to 3 childern, I have occasionally suffered from very painful hemorrhiods. The best relief that works for me is a very warm shower with a detachable shower head that you can aim the flow directly on the hemorrhoids. This works better that soaking in a bath because the bath water cools down too quickly. After the shower be sure to dry thoroughly, even with a hair dryer. Then apply some vaseline or any petroleum jelly (unscented) on the area. This is best done at night just before bedtime when you can lie down and be off you feet. Hope it helps for you.
I have been plauged for years with hemmroids. I read in an Ayurveda book about propping the legs, so I started keeping a 6" footstool (cheap plantstand purchased in a craft store) by the toilet. I put it in front of the toilet and put my feet on it, and it has given me great relief from hemmroids over the last six months I've been using it.
Remarkable relief from hemorrhoids by using a raw potato. Cut a slice and shape into a suppository, coat with a tiny bit of vitamin e, then insert. (If potato is chilled – even better!) Retain as long as possible, sleep with it if you can. Keep putting a fresh suppository in after every bowel movement. Use for a couple of days and you will be pleasantly surprised! Don’t know why it works, but it does!!!
The golden Listerine or the equate brand, i have used for 10 years to shrink hemorrhoids.
This is a hemorrhoid cure given to me by an older chiropractor in Tallahassee, Florida. Pour a cup of white vinegar into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Turn of the heat and add enough salt to form a supersaturated solution. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and, using cotton swabs, apply the mixture to the afflicted area. Do this two or three times a day until the hemorrhoids have shrunken The cure does sting a bit, but a little pain far outweighs the benefits of this procedure.
A 6 inch step in front of my toilet bowl to raise my knees while seated on toilet. Passing a motion. It reduces Hemorrhoids and assists with your bowel motions. Saw this a long time ago. Theory is your system works easier with knees raised, as your bowels inside are less restricted in flow. Like Asian squat type toilets. It works. Made a small wooden raised stand. We move to side when not in use..Wife and I used it for 5 years so far and both recommend it. To try idea, at first get eg 2 house bricks. Whist seated on toilet put both feet on one in front. Your knees raise and your "flow" is easier.
I am pregnant (8 months) and have tried nearly everything to help the pain and discomfort of my frequent external hemorrhoids. This was the only thing that actually helped. I did have to use the “technique” about once daily for 4-5 days, but they healed quicker with no more pain or discomfort. Thanks so much!
I have had hemorrhoids for a few years. When I first started getting irritation it was just itching. Now that I had my baby (5 weeks ago), I get pain too. It can be unbearable. I like to soak in a hot bath it makes it go away for a while. Also if you wear sweats it helps. Something loose and baggy. Jeans make it worse. My Dr. also says to drink lots of fluids and eat more fiber. If it is a continual thing use stool softeners. I enjoy the Bath it goes away the whole time in the tub and it is also good me time!
As to hemorrhoids the ones that are external, in other words that you can feel with your fingers. you can try putting any natural or over the counter ointment on them. eventually the hemorrhoids will retract and go back in to the body. But this could take hours sometimes and in the mean time there is pain. If quick relief is what you want take a shower and clean the area good with any soap. Ivory soap is good its 99% soap no oils or perfumes. after you are clean while in shower apply good amount of soap thru fingers. This will act like lubricant and gently with your middle finger not using your nails! push them back in! this works all the time the pain will leave you immediately. This was told to me by a nurse and till this day it works. Just remember — change your eating habits cause you will get them again or operate them if you don’t want to go thru hassle of always having to push them back in…
Clean the area with baby wipes to get rid of irritation, and if hemorrhoids are really bad, stand up to go #2 until they get better. Also eat one orange a day until gone.
Thanks for the great site! You people are providing a wonderful service to humanity. Please accept my contribution (a folk cure for hemorrhoids). My ex-boyfriend (a geologist) was out in the bush when he came down with major hemorrhoids from wading waist deep across a freezing lake. The old prospector he was with told him to rub bacon grease (yum!) on the area. He swears they went away right away!