Natural remedies for piles can be very effective if used correctly. There is sometimes a tendency to think that “natural remedies” are somehow less effective than medication which is supplied on prescription or bought over the counter, but for certain conditions, this is definitely not the case.
In general, conditions which occur due to a sufferer’s lifestyle can be difficult to treat conventionally and very often, conventional medication is focused on alleviating the symptoms rather than actually curing the condition and piles is a case in point. Medication for piles is sold for the purpose of giving pain relief and shrinking the tissues. Indeed, certain meds will do this reasonably well. However, if you have tried these, you will know only too well that once you stop using them, your piles will reappear.
Many people spend hundreds of dollars year in, year out, just on over the counter treatments or prescription meds for piles-it’s a massive industry!
There’s no getting away from it really, but if you are in a position where you are sick and tired of living with this condition, the only way to get rid of piles is by treating the root cause. Now the good side of all this, is that it is truly possible to be completely free of this condition within a very short time and that there are indeed ways of getting almost instant relief-all by using natural remedies for piles. There is a downside though! If you are expecting someone to hand you a pill or a cream and tell you that it will cure your piles-you are going to be disappointed. As the condition is lifestyle-induced, you will have to be prepared to make some changes and take an active role in your own healing and recovery. It will therefore require you to make an investment of time and effort, and only you can decide if you are prepared to do this.
There are a few natural remedies for piles which can help to alleviate some of the symptoms. However, to completely eradicate this condition from your life for good you will need a systematic approach which is appropriate for your own lifestyle which takes into account what has caused the piles in your particular case. There are various causes of piles and these include pregnancy, straining caused by constipation (which can have many causes in itself), diarrhea, general aging and anal intercourse.
* Soak a cotton wool ball in diluted witch hazel and apply to the piles
* Take a warm bath for 10-15 minutes
* Apply an ice pack to the piles (this should be first wrapped in a clean towel or kitchen paper)
* Soothing creams such as petroleum jelly or zinc cream can help
* Drink plenty of water as this can keep the stools soft and help avoid constipation
* Always take care when wiping after visiting the toilet. Consider using wet-wipes and allow to air-dry, or dry very gently by dabbing, not rubbing