Help to Relieve and Eliminate Hemorrhoids
by Tony Isaacs
Hemorrhoids are painful and
swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum
or anus and can be either internal or external.
Internal hemorrhoids occur at the beginning of
the rectum just inside the anus. External
hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may
protrude outside of the anus.
Hemorrhoids result from
increased pressure in the veins of the anus
which causes the veins to bulge. Frequently
hemorrhoid sufferers also have weak veins. The
most common cause of hemorrhoids for men is
straining during bowel movements. For women
hemorrhoids are often caused by pregnancy and
childbirth. Hemorrhoids may also result from
constipation, sitting for long periods, poor
posture and infections. In some cases they may
be caused by diseases such as cirrhosis of the
Symptoms of hemorrhoids
include anal itching, pain or aches in the anal
area (especially while sitting), pain during
bowel movements, one or more hard lumps in the
vicinity of the anus and bright red blood on
toilet tissue, in the stool, and/or in the
To avoid hemorrhoids:
• Eat a healthy diet
which includes plenty of fiber.
• Avoid sitting for too long at a time and
• Keep your weight down to prevent strain.
• Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and
To help with some of the
problems associated with hemorrhoids:
• Wear cotton
• Avoid toilet tissue with perfumes or
• Try not to scratch the area.
• Sit down in a bathtub with warm water or
else a sitz bath.
• Use stool softeners to help reduce
straining and constipation.
Here is a fast natural remedy
that may help you conquer hemorrhoids:
1. Start drinking water
and do it slowly. If you gulp down water
you’re going to urinate most of it out.
2. Take supplemental iodine and cayenne
pepper to help strengthen veins. Cayenne
also rebuilds stomach tissue and iodine is
also good for irritable bowel and other
conditions which may aggravate hemorrhoids.
3. After you've relieved yourself put very
warm water in a sitz bath (not so hot that
you burn yourself but it should be a little
uncomfortable). Put the toilet seat up and
place the sitz bath on the toilet itself (it
should come with instructions) and make sure
you have a towel within reach
4. Gently sit on the sitz bath and remain
for five minutes. At the 4 minute mark reach
in the bath with your hand and clean
yourself off. After 5 minutes get up and dry
yourself off and thoroughly wash your hands.
5. Next, grab a dry face cloth, place two
ice cubes in the cloth. Find a comfortable
place to rest and place the cloth against
the anus. Hold it there for 5 minutes.
6. Repeat the sitz bath and ice cube
procedures three more times.
7. Keep doing this until everything is
healed. It normally takes a day and a half
or so and you should feel dramatic results
at the end of the first day.
Other items that can help
with hemorrhoid problems are:
• As reported by noted MD
Jonathan Wright, a mixture of 20 drops of
SSKI (potassium iodide) and one ounce of
flaxseed oil applied at bedtime works
• Wash two to three dried
figs very well & soak in a glass of cold
water overnight. Have them first thing in
the morning and again in the evening.
Hemorrhoid problems may be gone in two to
• Mix two teaspoons each of fresh lime juice
and olive oil and apply on effected area.
• Vitamin E oil applied to affected area as
often as needed.
• Fresh mint leaves juice, lemon juice and
honey taken orally three times a day.
• Drink boiled mashed ripe banana in one
teacup milk two to three times daily.
• Vitamin B6 can help in just a day or two
if hemorrhoids come from a B6 deficiency.
a crushed onion, which has been skinned and
roasted, to dry and bleeding piles.
Liquid Blistex. Though not a natural item,
liquid Blistex is soothing & relaxing, works
much faster than Preparation-H and doesn’t
have the awful embarrassing smell.
tomato. Slice a red tomato and place on
hemorrhoids for about one hour. Repeat for
several days as needed.