The treatment for hemorrhoids can be done with progesterone-prescribed analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain and discomfort, such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen, ointments such as Proctyl or Ultraproct, or surgery in the most severe cases where hemorrhoids become " prey "in the anus, for example.
Some home measures such as bathing with warm water and some care, such as avoiding toilet paper not to injure the anal area, for example, also help treat hemorrhoids, especially in case of hemorrhoids in pregnancy.
Here are some important care to take to treat hemorrhoids:
1. Diet rich in fibers
To help treat and prevent the worsening of hemorrhoids you should eat high fiber foods such as brown rice, bread with cereal, flaxseed and wheat germ every day to make the stools softer, so that when you defecate you do not feel pain. It is also very important you drink about 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day.
2. Go in the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge
Some of the most important strategies that can help relieve pain are to avoid making too much force when you evacuate and not to pick up weights, as well as going to the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge.
You should avoid using toilet paper, choosing to wash the area with soap and water, this may help to decrease the pain and avoids hurting further the already fragile skin.
3. Do physical exercise
If you practice exercise regularly, such as walking or swimming it can help increase your intestinal transit, making the stool more easy to expel.
All these cautions may help to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by the hemorrhoids in order to prevent them from becoming more inflamed and make the stool more softer, which in turn will help them to come out more easily, reducing the pain. You can also use a circle-shaped cushion with an opening in the center when you have to sit at work for several hours.
4. Apply hemorrhoid ointments
Hemorrhoid ointments, such as Hemovirtus, Proctyl, Ultraproct or Bug Herb are widely used in the treatment of hemorrhoids because they have vasoconstricting, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These ointments should be indicated by the doctor and applied directly on the hemorrhoid, with a gentle massage, 2 to 3 times a day, for the duration of the treatment. See all the hemorrhoid ointments.
In some cases, the doctor may also recommend pills to relieve pain, such as analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, for example.
Surgery is only indicated in the most severe cases such as when the hemorrhoid gets "stuck" in the anus. There are several surgical techniques to remove hemorrhoids. The doctor decides which one to use according to the type and location of the hemorrhoid.
5. Seat baths
Seat baths are one of the home treatments for hemorrhoids and can be done with warm water about 3 to 4 times a day as the warm water helps relieve pain and discomfort. To make a seat bath, simply fill a large basin with warm water and sit inside it, without underwear, for about 20 minutes or until the water cools.
They are more effective if anti-inflammatory and vasopressors are added to the water, such as witch hazel, cypress or onion, for example.
Signs that you are getting better
Signs that the hemorrhoids are improving include pain relief and discomfort, especially when evacuating and sitting, blood in bowel disappears from bowel movements or after clearing the anal area and the disappearance of one or more of the piles in the anal region if the hemorrhoids are external.
Signs that you are worsening
The signs that may indicate that hemorrhoids are getting worse include increased pain and discomfort, especially when sitting or when you bowel movements, increased volume of the piles in the anal region, and increased blood in stool or on the toilet paper after bowel movements.