Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hemorrhoid Cures: What Works And What Doesn't? by Angela Schultz

What would you do to ease the pain and embarrassment that you are experiencing if you are suffering from hemorrhoids? As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, so definitely you will do everything to find its causes and best hemorrhoid cures that you could lay your hands on.

Though the root cause of hemorrhoids vary from one person to the next, there are a lot of measures we can follow to relieve the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoid brings, whether it is a natural treatment or with the use of medical procedures.

Today, where there are a lot of innovations in the medical profession, treatments such as over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams and ointments are among the most popular hemorrhoid cures. These creams ease the discomfort but may not necessarily have the lasting solution one is looking for as it just relieves the pain for a few hours or a day. In addition, there have been cases where these creams have given rise to a number of side effects particularly burning and itching sensation especially if the one who is using this product is highly sensitive and has an allergic reaction to strong chemical constituent of the cream.

Aside from ointments, another well-known "hemorrhoid cure" is the medicated wipe. It is the same thing that applies with suppositories as this is applied inside the rectum. Again, these supposed hemorrhoid cures do not really provide a long-term cure but are just temporary solutions.

When people think that it’s a hopeless case to find the best remedy for hemorrhoids, they then opt for operations. However, people should understand that undergoing an operational procedure is truly expensive and is not a 100 percent guarantee that the hemorrhoids will not come back. There is still a probability that it will return a few years after the operation.

So if operations are highly expensive and all these medical treatments is not a full guarantee of hemorrhoid cures, are there alternative methods or measures that people can do to at least ease the symptoms? Well, the answer is yes! With all the advancement in medical technology, the natural way is still popular for many people who prefer natural treatment.

Natural treatments are, most often than not, sought after by hemorrhoid sufferers. Not only because it is less expensive, but because they also work fast and give relief to the person in pain as well. Simple things like putting ice pack on the affected area will help in numbing the pain and minimize the hemorrhoid as the coldness will keep it from bleeding. Also, olive oils, witch hazel and aloe vera are natural therapeutic products that can help alleviate hemorrhoids by helping to reduce swelling.

Olive oil and aloe vera can be ingested to help ensure smooth bowel movement as well as applied to the affected area, providing relief from pain as well as the itching and burning sensation.

Whatever method or measure you opt to do, it is very important to have and maintain a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. By making sure that you eat only food types that have high fiber content like fruits and vegetables, high carbohydrates, rich protein, and less sugar and fat, you are actually ensuring a smooth digestion as well as excretion system.

These tips are a small part of a wider variety of natural hemorrhoid cures available to hemorrhoid sufferers.