We don’t talk about it often, but hemorrhoids happen more often than not. According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, 60 to 70% of Canadians have or will be affected by this disease. This represents more than 3 in 5 Canadians! We will help you understand what hemorrhoids are and how you can relieve their symptoms naturally.
What are hemorrhoids and why do they appear?
Hemorrhoids are dilated veins located in the rectum or at the level of the anus that create swollen and sometimes painful areas. There are two types: internal hemorrhoids, located in the lining of the rectum, and external hemorrhoids, situated at the level of the anus.
If internal hemorrhoids can go unnoticed, external hemorrhoids are often more visible and painful. They are hard masses with violaceous colors. The causes of hemorrhoids are numerous.
Among the main causes are obesity, digestive discomfort, low fiber consumption, the fact of forcing or rushing when defecating, heredity or pregnancy or child birth.
Symptoms and treatments of hemorrhoids
People suffering from hemorrhoids may notice blood in their stools, itching, discomfort in the rectum, hypersensitivity of the anus or small painful bumps.
Generally, hemorrhoids disappear by themselves after 10 to 15 days. However, some people are permanently affected by them. Whether flare ups are long or short, there are treatments to relieve symptoms and help your body get rid of these inflammations faster.
Hemorrhoids are benign but can in very rare cases, turn into thromboses or cause anemia. In any case, consult your doctor. He will be able to establish a diagnostic and speed up healing.
Our advice to relieve hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids generally disappear after a few days. However, symptoms can quickly become difficult to bear. To alleviate, there are medicated treatments, like painkillers, laxatives, veinotonic medication or anti-inflammatories.
Of course there are also natural remedies, effective and without side effects. They can be taken alone or in addition to a conventional treatment, according to the recommendations of your doctor.
Cependant, il existe également des remèdes naturels, efficaces et sans effets secondaires. Ils peuvent être pris seuls ou en complément d’un traitement classique, selon les recommandations de votre médecin.
Among these treatments, there are two that are suitable to relieve hemorrhoids: Homeocan’s hemorrhoid cream and hemorrhoid pellet combination. Both are manufactured in Canada from natural products and ingredients:
- The Hemorrhoid Cream 50g: This cream is designed for local application. It helps to soothe the symptoms, mainly due to Aesculus Hippocastanum and Hamamelis Virginiana, that help to reduce venous congestion.
- The Hemorrhoids Combination Pellets 4g: this little tube of homeopathic pellets help to calm the discomfort and the pain of hemorrhoids. Easy to carry and use, you can carry them with you all day for a lasting relief.
You can use both these natural remedies for fast and effective relief.
To add to these treatments, small changes and good habits can help to heal hemorrhoids or avoid reoccurrence. You can also add fiber to your food, drink lots of water, exercise regularly, do not stay seated too long, avoid holding from going to the bathroom and always try to wear cotton underwear.
You now know that hemorrhoids, although very painful, are inflammations that lots of people suffer from. By adopting good habits and these natural remedies you will help your body get rid of it more easily.