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So you have Hemorrhoids?

So you have Hemorrhoids?

Butt let's be honest, who doesn't?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum and then can move outside the anus and that is when hemorrhoids get painful, itchy, burning, bleeding problems.

With the main reason people develop hemorrhoids is from pressure in the bottom, it seems unlikely many women will experience pregnancy and birth unscathed. 

So Let's talk relief options: 

First, here are some daily habits that will help maintain your body and bum's health and hopefully reduce flair ups: 

    1. DRINK WATER Drink plenty of fluids. Drink half your body weight in water each day to help keep stools soft and flowing. But like, not is a diarrhea way. 
    2. EAT HIGH FIBER FOODS Most people don't get enough of the recommended amount of fiber — 25g for women to 38g for men a day. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. …  Doing so softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids. Add fiber to your diet slowly to avoid problems with gas. You can also supplement fiber with things like psyllium husk, slippery elm, or oat fiber. But our favorite fiber supplement is Tino from Silver Fern Brand. Click here to check it out.
    3. EXERCISE. Stay active to help prevent constipation and to reduce pressure on veins. Exercise helps the peristalsis of the intestines and colon to keep the poop moving along. 
    4. Avoid long periods of sitting. Sitting too long, particularly on the toilet, can increase the pressure on the veins in the anus.
    5. Go as soon as you feel the urge. If you wait to pass a bowel movement and the urge goes away, your stool could dry out and be harder to pass.
    6. Don't strain. Straining and holding your breath when trying to pass a stool creates greater pressure in the veins in the lower rectum. So KEEP BREATHING as you have a bowel movement, you'll be surprised at how quickly you poop.

If you are experiencing a flair up and are in discomfort or pain try making your own tucks pad for relief and healing.

On a cotton round or gauze pad put any combination of the following:

    1. Witch Hazel: is a natural astringent which means it helps the prolapsed veins reduce in swelling and pull back to its original size.
    2. Aloe vera: The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera may help soothe inflammation of hemorrhoids. 
    3. Tea tree oil. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil may reduce swelling and itching caused by hemorrhoids.
    4. Apple cider vinegar. Some people say that apple cider vinegar can bring instant relief to hemorrhoids, reducing itching and pain. If you are going to use ACV make sure it's diluted with other liquids and might be better added to a sitz bath.
    5. Epsom salt and glycerin. This less-known home treatment can help painful hemorrhoids. Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 2 tablespoons of glycerin.

Use ANY or ALL of these simple ingredients to make a compound that you apply directly to the inflamed area.

Another Option:

  • Take any of the above ingredients and use it in a Sitz Bath: Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath. Generally, experts recommend people with painful hemorrhoids sit in warm water for 15 minutes, several times a day — especially after a bowel movement. A sitz bath is generally available at a local pharmacy; this small bowl fits right over your toilet and offers a convenient way to soak and soothe the area.

Our #1 Favorite way to PREVENT, TREAT, and SOOTHE Hemorrhoids is:

A BIDET!

A Bidet will spray you off and get you clean. Which lets face it, it's hard to feel like you are clean in all the nooks and crannies when you have hemorrhoids. Plus it eliminates the need for excessive wiping from a dry wad of toilet paper that can be more aggravating of the hemorrhoids rather than soothing. We have heard from several sources that using a bidet eliminated any issues with hemorrhoids and anal fissures. 

You can get full blown seats that have all the bells and whistles to pamper your booty, or you can get attachments for your existing toilet seat that are affordable yet still very effective. 

Feel free to do your own research for the perfect seat for your rear, but from what we have come across we like Tushy. It's an attachment for your toilet seat, they are reasonably priced and the reviews are great. If you want to purchase a Tushy we have a coupon code for you: 10% off using the code: DARBY

 

Go forth with relief! 

 p.s. I got reeeally good at spelling h e m o r r h o i d s. So if you always misspell the word hemorrhoids, all you have to do is write a whole article on it than you become a pro.

Hemorrhoids, see I just did it again without having to look it up.




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