HEMORRHOIDS

HEMORRHOIDS

 

During pregnancy, both constipation and pressure on the lower part of the body can produce hemorrhoids.



TREATMENT Diet

Recommended Food

Fiber will soften your stool and make it easier to pass. Eat whole grains, fresh or dried fruits and vegetables, or beans with every meal.

Another way to soften stools is to drink a glass of clean water every two waking hours.

 

Food to Avoid

Dont eat foods that are difficult for your body to process. Greasy, fried, and junk foods are all off-limits; so are any other items that are high in saturated fat.

Cows milk is constipating for some pregnant women.

 

 



Super Seven Prescriptions—Hemorrhoids

 

Super Prescription #1    Psyllium

Psyllium is a good fiber supplement and has been shown to reduce the pain and the bleeding associated with hemorrhoids. Take 5 to 7 grams daily, along with 10 ounces of water.

Super Prescription #2    Flaxseed oil

Take 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. Flaxseed oil improves regularity and reduces strain- ing. It also contains essential fatty acids that promote tissue healing. Note: Reduce the dosage if diarrhea occurs.



Super Prescription #3    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Take a standardized extract containing 25 percent anthocyanosides at 160 mg twice daily. Bilberry improves circulation and strengthens capillary walls.

Super Prescription #4    Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Apply it as a gel or a cream to external hemorrhoids, or add 1 ounce to a sitz bath

    daily.

Super Prescription #5    Probiotic

This contains friendly bacteria, such as lactobacillus and bifido bacterium, which improve digestion and constipation. Take a product that contains at least 4 billion active organisms daily.

Super Prescription #6    Bioflavonoid complex

Take 1,000 mg two to three times daily. Various avonoids, such as rutin and hes- peridin, have been shown to be effective in treating hemorrhoids. They reduce swelling and prevent bleeding.

Super Prescription #7    Greens drink

Consume a greens drink that contains a blend of super green foods, such as chlorella, spirulina, and so on. It provides fiber. Take as directed on the container.

 

Homeopathy

 

Pick the remedy that best matches your symptoms in this section. Take a 6x, 12x, 6C,12C, or 30C potency twice daily for two weeks to see if there are any positive results. After you notice improvement, stop taking the remedy, unless symptoms return. Con- sultation with a homeopathic practitioner is advised.

 

study of fifty-one pregnant  women found that supple- mentation of bilberry significantly improved the pain, the burning, and the itching associated with their hemorrhoids.



Aesculus Hippocastanum is for a pain that feels as if the rectum is being poked with sticks. The pain extends to the back.

Aloe Vera is for large, painful hemorrhoids. Your doctor states that the hemorrhoids look like a “bunch of grapes. They feel better with cold compresses. You may be prone to diarrhea.

Calcarea Fluorica is helpful when bleeding and itching occur with the hemorrhoids. Often, lower back pain is present. You may have problems with flatulence and constipation.

Ignatia (Ignatia amara) is for hemorrhoids that cause a stabbing or sticking pain, along with rectal spasms. Symptoms feel worse from emotional upset.

Nux Vomica is for painful hemorrhoids that come on as a result of chronic con- stipation and straining with bowel movements. The woman feels irritable.

Ratanhia helps when one experiences a lot of pain after a bowel movement. There is a cutting pain that feels as if one is sitting on broken glass.

Sulphur is for large, itching, burning hemorrhoids that tend to be worse at night. The anal area is red and inflamed, and there is often flatulence with a foul odor.

 

Bodywork

 

Hydrotherapy

A sitz bath, if its comfortable for you, offers temporary relief of pain and swelling.

 

Other Recommendations

 

Keep moving. A daily walk will improve your circulation and keep you regular.

 

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