While not a delightful subject for conversation around the dinner table, hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable, itchy and painful affliction for millions of people around the world. There are a few simple steps that can be done at home to help correct this condition.

Diet

Hemroids can be caused by hard stools that are forced out of the body by straining. Adding fiber to the diet in the form of fruits and vegetables keeps the stool soft and prevents straining. Drink plenty of water as this helps keep stools soft. In addition a natural stool softening works well too.

The Toilet

Most of us sit on the toilet with feet flat on the floor. This can cause a kink or bend in our colon leading to straining. Try placing your feet on a step stool about six inches high. This will straighten out the colon and help prevent hemorrhoids. In addition use soft wipes such as witch hazel wipes instead of harsh toilet tissue.

Hemorrhoids Treatment

There are other home remedies that can be used as hemorrhoids treatment. Both aloe vera and cider vinegar are said to provide hemroids relief. Apply aloe vera over the hemorrhoid a few times a day. This will give relief and decrease the swelling. Natural apple cider vinegar is also said to be an excellent hemroids cure. Soak a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and apply directly to the hemorrhoids a few times a day saturating the area. The apple cider vinegar many cause a rash so apply aloe vera over and around the affected area after treating with the vinegar.

OTC Options

There are also many preparations that can be purchased at the local drugstore. Many promise relief from itching and swelling and come in either suppositories or creams that can be used at home to cure hemorrhoids.

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