This is a simple "potty" type container that can be placed over a toilet seat, containing warm water. Sitting in this, several times a day for 10-15 minutes at a time, can ease the pain that hemorrhoids cause.
Applying ice packs to the anal area will help to shrink the swelling veins and stop the pain that swelling causes. Hydration can help to stop hemorrhoids so drinking plenty of water daily is a good idea. And again, fiber rich foods like fruits and vegetables, and cereals and breads high in fiber can make bowel movements more frequent, softer and easier to pass.
The cereal brand Kellogg's makes very high fiber cereals (All Bran and Bran Buds) and a box costs about six dollars. One serving contains 40 percent of the recommended daily amount. Add a little fruit on top to increase the fiber, and your daily breakfast will cost about 70 cents with constipation drastically reduced.
Their 7-Day Promise of better bowel health seems to run very true based on reviews (and my own personal experience). Constipation can make hemorrhoids excruciating. Warm baths also help to ease discomfort.
If these methods don't work, then medical intervention may be required. However, natural methods can work very well, especially when several (or all) are used on a frequent basis.
EmpowHER.com. Hemorrhoids. Web. Oct. 17, 2011. https://www.empowher.com/condition/hemorrhoids/treatments
Hemorrhoids.org. Bleeding Hemorrhoids and their Causes. Web. Oct. 17, 2011. http://www.hemorrhoids.org/bleeding-hemorrhoids.html
Reviewed October 17, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith