Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that are found around the lower rectum or anus. There are also external hemorrhoids which develop under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are located in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids can cause extreme discomfort because they often prolapsed or protrude through the anus. One of the most common symptom of hemorrhoids that are located internally is blood in the stool and is typically accompanied by pain, discomfort and itching in the anal area.
Although hemorrhoids are not considered a serious medical condition or life threatening, they are uncomfortable. It is estimated that at more than 60% of people will suffer from hemorrhoids at some time in their lives. There are millions of hemorrhoid sufferers who are seeking relief from the condition. The following are the top five treatments that have been proven to cure hemorrhoids:
Over the years I have tried multiple ways to get rid of haemorrhoids, from home treatments to surgery, so I consider myself to be quite the expert in this field!
So right off the bat (and to save you a bit of time), allow me to recommend one over the counter product that you should consider first of all. This is a powerful dual-action home treatment for haemorrhoids that simply outperforms all others. It is quick and easy to apply, has anti-inflammatory properties and begins to work almost immediately.
Undergo a Haemorrhoidectomy:
A haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure where the complete hemorrhoid is removed. This procedure is known to be a way to absolutely cure hemorrhoids but is considered a drastic action for relief. Although haemorrhoidectomies were a popular way of dealing with hemorrhoids in the past, it is invasive and requires recovery time.
Sclerotherapy is an old procedure that is also used to treat spider and varicose veins. This is a very basic treatment and is virtually painless. A fine needle is used to inject a solution into the vein. This causes the vein to dry up and disappear.
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera gel is considered one of the most effective home treatments for hemorrhoids. The aloe is applied topically to the hemorrhoid and pain is reduced almost immediately. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties and can also be ingested to assist in the relief of constipation; which often contributes to hemorrhoid suffering.
Witch Hazel is effective in alleviating itching caused by hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel is commonly applied with a cotton ball but there are also witch hazel sprays that are easy to use. The sprays often contain proanthocyanidins which are believed to strengthen the vein walls.