1) Increasing your fiber intake.
Fiber is natures stoll sofener. Fiber will assist in the mass of your stool. Studies have show that softer stool is beneficial for people who suffer from hemorrhoids. Fiber can help with sypmtoms that are common with hemorrhoids like itching, swelling and bleeding. If you are interested in high fiber foods, consider adding more whole grain bread, vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber.
Examples of Foods High in Fiber
Berries – Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
Nuts – Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Almonds, Brazil Nuts
Whole grain bread
If you cannot add these foods to your diet, you can purchase a powdered fiber supplement called Psyllium from most health food stores and supermarkets. Also, if you want to learn more about diets that work, check out the Hemorrhoid Free for Life guide. Read my review of it here.
2) Drink More Water.
Try drinking 6-8 glasses of wter today to promote a softer stool the old fashion way.
3) Bioflavonoid daily intake increase.
Bioflavonoids, commonly found in citrus fruits, are a type of plant compound that decrease inflammation and strengthen blood vessel walls to help reduce rectal discomfort.
4) Try useing Horse Chestnut.
This herb will help releive hemorrhoid inflammation. It comes in drink or pill form. Caution: people who use blood thinners or suffer from blood disorders should not take Horse Chestnut.
5) Try using the herb, Witch Hazel.
Witch hazel is usually found in the form of a tea, an ointment, a distilled liquid or medicated pads. It helps to relieve itching, swelling and discomfort.
6) Try using the herb, Butcher’s Broom.
Butcher’s Broom is consumed in tea form or pill form. It is used to treat inflammation, poor circulation, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Its vein-constricting properties help to shrink the swollen tissues. If you drink it as a tea, try a bit of honey, agave or stevia to sweeten your tea.
7) Try using the herb, Calendula.
It can be applied topically as an ointment. It helps to relieve discomfort and itchiness.
8) Consider lifestyle changes. This guide called Hemorrhoid Free for Life is loaded with info on that. Read my review of it here.