Soothing relief for hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids affect millions of people and are the cause of much discomfort and pain. The swelling in the veins around the anus make life miserable for those suffering with the condition.

The symptoms like itching, irritation and even bleeding in severe cases have a serious impact on the life of the afflicted person. But there are ways to find relief without surgery.

One of the natural cures for hemorrhoids is simply to change your diet. Try eliminating fatty foods like fast-food or deep fried foods and consume less alcohol. In order to soften your stool you should eat more fiber. Fiber can be found in fruit and vegetables. Softer stools make it easier to have a bowel movement and reduces pressure on the veins in your rectal area. You should also drink eight glasses of water each day to help your body have healthy bowel movements.

One of the best ways to get immediate relief is to take a 15-minute warm bath. A warm (not hot) bath will relieve pain and swelling of hemorrhoids. After taking a bath gently pat (don't wipe because wiping can tear the hemorrhoids and make them bleed) the area dry with a soft cloth. Taking two or three of these baths a day will make it easier for you to relax and sleep so that your body can heal.