Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the anus that can be brought on by straining during bowel movements, being overweight or pregnant, or a combination of these and other factors. Although no one enjoys dealing with them, hemorrhoids affect over 75% of adults at some point in their lives.
Once hemorrhoids have been diagnosed, the condition is usually manageable with a combination of over-the-counter medicine and a change in lifestyle. Hemorrhoid sufferers, here are six home treatments you might try.
1. SITZ BATH
To take a sitz bath, you simply fill a special toilet bowl liner with hot water and a sitz bath powder. To utilize it, you use it in the same manner as you would a conventional toilet and sit down. To effectively soak the area and alleviate pain, sitz baths should be used once or twice daily, or after each bowel movement.