Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids.
There. I said it.
If you've ever been pregnant, you are most likely acquainted with their joys although there are several causes of hemorrhoids, including:
Constipation
Overeating of a low-fiber diet
Heavy lifting
Chronic diarrhea
and even consuming excessive spicy food
Eliminating hemorrhoids will involve stopping whatever behavior caused them, but there are some things to speed up the process as well.
Here are some of the easiest home natural remedies for Hemorrhoids.
-High fiber diet: at least 30 grams or (minimum) 5 fruits/veggies and whole grains per day
-Cold compress soaked in black tea
-Sit in a cool bath twice daily (the colder you can stand, the better)
-Keep a bottle of witch hazel in the Fridge--apply with cotton.
-Apple Cider Vinegar--apply with cotton
-Drink one ounce of Apple Cider Vinegar, twice daily
-Homeopathy:Taking five tablets of Aesculus twice daily
-Accupressure

4 comments:

Brenton and Adree Jensen said...

Emily, I'm glad you posted this! The "H" word is unspeakable most of the time, but I think more women have them then want to admit. Thanks for bringing up the unspeakable. Love the blog.

Emily Ruth said...

Thanks Adree! Glad you found us: )

Susie Faye said...

em! you are so great! I'm so glad you did this post. I'll have to remember to look on here next time i have this HORRIBLE unspeakable issue...thanks for always being so open about...everything!

Lyndsay said...

"Eliminating hemorrhoids will involve stopping whatever behavior caused them:" Giving birth. Ha! My favorite part of this recent hospital trip to have baby Maya, involved my nurse being a high school friend of Wes's. They were having this whole animated reunion catch-up chatty chat, while she proceeded to check me out for hemorrhoids. Soooo comfortable, let me tell ya. :)