A lot of people say that learning about how to relieve your hemorrhoids is a difficult thing to do, but the thing is, it’s only difficult if you’re ill informed. If you want to relieve yourself of hemorrhoids, then you need to learn as much as you can about them. Once you learn more and then, apply what you have learned, you should see results.

If you are presently suffering from either internal or external hemorrhoids, you should avoid wiping with ordinary dry toilet paper. Instead, use a moistened bathroom towelette that contains aloe vera, or use a medicated wipe. Dry toilet paper can leave residue; it can also aggravate the sensitive, inflamed tissues of the hemorrhoid.

Believe it or not, you don’t have to venture out farther than your kitchen in order to find some reliable hemorrhoid relief. Preparing an ice pack is one such way to make use of common household items. The soreness will go away if you apply the ice pack for about ten minutes. When applied to the affected area, ice packs will lower the build up of your hemorrhoids.

If alternative treatments aren’t working, try relieving the discomfort of hemorrhoids with herbs. There are two types of herbs that have proven successful in providing relief from hemorrhoids. The first is butcher’s broom, which contains ruscogenin, a plant compound known as a steroidal saponin. Ruscogenin helps to reduce hemorrhoidal bleeding by constricting blood vessels. The other herb is horse chestnut, which contains aescin, a combination of saponins. Aescin is effective in strengthening the walls of veins, which helps to prevent the development of hemorrhoids.

If you find that you are in constant pain from hemorrhoids and you are overweight, you may want to consider starting a serious diet and fitness routine. If you can lose some weight, you will eliminate some of the pressure that the extra weight is putting on the veins that are in the anus, which causes the hemorrhoids.

If constipation is a big problem, you are going to have more hemorrhoids. Consider taking a good fiber supplement. This supplement will soften your stool and make it easier for you to pass bowel movements. This is great for the people that do not like to eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.

Use proper lifting techniques with heavy objects. The strain you put on your body with lifting is equivalent to the stress of straining in the bathroom. This can not only affect other areas of your body, but strain your anus as well. If you can avoid lifting heavy objects all together you will keep the strain to a minimum.

See a doctor if your hemorrhoids are too painful or large. There are safe and simple surgical procedures, often done in your doctor’s office or in an outpatient clinic. Treatments include a shot into the hemorrhoid to reduce swelling (sclerotherapy), a rubber band around it to cut off its blood supply, shrinking it with heat, freezing it with liquid nitrogen and minor surgery (hemorrhoidectomy).

Hopefully, you’re feeling more optimistic about relieving yourself of hemorrhoids. This is only but a portion of the information you can learn. Always be on the search for new things to learn and try to the best of your ability to relieve your hemorrhoids.