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Natural Alternatives to Banding Hemorrhoids

By Aneron Kepasil

A hemorrhoid is an enlarged vein in the anus caused by pressure or other factors such as excess weight. Hemorrhoids cause bleeding, swelling and pain in the sufferer. Hemorrhoids are classified as either internal or external. External hemorrhoids often cause itching and burning, while internal hemorrhoids are marked by intense pain and bleeding. Many people use over-the-counter treatments to relieve symptoms of hemorrhoids. Doctors deal with hemorrhoids through various procedures, such as banding hemorrhoids. Natural methods can also be used to treat hemorrhoids.

Although keeping your diet under control helps ease the pain, it does not always make the hemorrhoid or the pain go away. There are many natural herbs that people have found help not just ease but often cure painful hemorrhoids. Witch hazel is a liquid that is softly rubbed on the area to lessen the swelling. Butchers broom is another herb known for contracting and strengthening the veins. Ginkgo biloba improves blood flow and lessens the swelling. a final herb known for calming the irritation is mullein. Each of these herbs can be found at a local GNC or vitamin store.

There are a number of reasons that people get bleeding internal hemorrhoids. In the anal passage the formation of padding is normal, it is when this padding becomes enlarged that the hemorrhoid becomes a health problem. Some of the common causes for this enlargement can be the the extra stain put on the bowel when someone has a chronic problem with being constipated. They are also said to be a natural sign of aging
when the blood vessles in the anal passage are not working as well as they did when the body was young.

A cold compress in some situations will also help treat the discomfort that hemorrhoids causes. Cold compression therapy generally requires applying a cold pad or ice pack to the inflicted area for twenty minutes every two hours. Cold compression has been shown to reduce the swelling caused by hemorrhoids and will help speed up the recovery process.

Increasing fiber intake is a proven remedy for the treatment of an internal hemorrhoid. There are a lot of food sources that are rich and high in fiber. Fruits and vegetables are very high in fiber and eating more than the required daily limit can resolve the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids.

There is a newly approved supplement in the prevention of an internal hemorrhoid. It's called calmovil. It has been approved by the FDA to properly promote blood flow and decrease clots. If taken as directed, it can help regulate your digestive system to decrease diarrhea and constipation. Make sure you increase your fluid intake when taken any supplements as the result of the supplement can affect individuals differently.

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