We did a podcast episode early on about how to deal with Hemorrhoids. It covers the topic of this blog post in greater detail, but if you just need to get to the nitty-gritty, then read on! Dealing with pain while eliminating can be a nuisance. You can experience symptoms such as anal itching, sensitive lumps around your anus and pain near the anus. Moreover, the complications that can come from hemorrhoids, such as blood clots and bleeding, can worsen a miserable, painful situation. However, there are ways to get rid of the misery. Discover what it takes to eliminate hemorrhoid pain for good.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that are swollen on the anus and outer rectum, according to the Harvard Medical Publications. They can cause intense pain and even bleeding when you have a bowel movement. This is not just a “senior” problem. Younger and younger people suffer from this awful malady. And more and more victims are being pointed in that last direction none of us want…surgery. Have you ever felt like you were having a bowel movement of sharp glass shards coming out the bottom end? This is how hemorrhoid surgery victims described their post surgical recovery to me, in our clinic…
What Causes a Hemorrhoid Flare-Up?
While the causes of hemorrhoids are disputed (mostly because no one wants to acknowledge the overwhelming role nutrition and our food choices play here), there are some possible sources that may induce a flare up. Here are a few you should pay attention to:
- Extended periods of sitting. This is especially the case while you are sitting on the toilet.
- Pregnancy. This occurs because the uterus presses against the colon vein as the uterus grows. This pressure then causes the vein to bulge and can cause hemorrhoids.
- Chronic diarrhea or constipation. The constant strain from diarrhea and constipation can create painful hemorrhoids.
- Frequently lifting heavy objects. Hemorrhoids can occur from the constant strain from lifting.
- Weakened supporting tissues around the rectum and anus. This generally happens as you age.
Additionally, having a family history of hemorrhoids may also increase your chances of being susceptible to hemorrhoids. Other risk factors can include obesity, frequent anal sexual intercourse and constant straining.
Does Nutrition Play a Role in Preventing Hemorrhoids?
Nutrition plays an important part in reducing your chances of getting hemorrhoids. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH), eating foods high in fiber, such as raspberries, potatoes and beans, can help prevent and treat hemorrhoids by softening the stool so that it’s easier to pass through your digestive system. You should aim to get 20 to 30 grams of fiber daily. There are also some home remedies that can help get rid of the pain associated with hemorrhoids, such as apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and aloe vera-based recipes. Additionally, you can use stool-softening fiber supplements to help treat painful hemorrhoids.
Great. But what about if you already have acute hemorrhoid flare ups? Does diet make any difference then? Yes! In fact, we have had stunning success helping people eliminate the severe pain in under a week. These are people who suffered for years! Our patients have access to a concentrated whole food supplement protocol to support their body in the fight against hemorrhoid flare ups.
Understanding the causes and risk associated with hemorrhoids can set you in the right direction to know how to treat the pain. You can try improving your diet with high-fiber food or fiber supplements, and even home remedies may help reduce the pain. Failing that, our supplement protocol has brought relief to thousands of sufferers. You don’t need to just live with the pain until surgery is your only option.