Farhan was told by his doctor that his hemorrhoids would take months to treat. Farhan cured his hemorrhoids in two weeks with home remedies.
What Exactly are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum and anus. They can occur inside of the rectum and are then classified as internal hemorrhoids, or they can occur on the skin around the anus and be classified as an external hemorrhoid.
Both versions can cause serious pain, discomfort, and bleeding; especially when sitting down. As a result, hemorrhoids and desk workers never go hand in hand.
Because it's a taboo topic, many people resort to the privacy of the internet instead of going to a doctor.
According to 'livescience.com', google searches for "Hemorrhoids" has "skyrocketed" over the past few years. In fact, I myself have spent countless hours researching Hemorrhoids.
And even though I eventually had to see a doctor as I had a particularly gnarly case, most of my recovery techniques were internet derived and I definitely owe a lot of my recovery to the internet and it's words of wisdom.
- Americans' Interest in Hemorrhoids has Skyrocketed | Live Science
The number of online searches conducted weekly by people in U.S. for information online about hemorrhoids, and how to treat them, has nearly tripled.
Why Do They Happen?
As I discovered the hard way, it's extremely difficult to pinpoint an exact reason for the sudden arrival of these infuriating little bumps who just won't seem to give you a break.
More often than not however, they happen for a variety of reasons; which occur simultaneously.
For instance, my doctor informed me that my hemorrhoids were "quite bad" and would take "months to treat", and that it probably developed due to many different causes combined.
My guess is that the heavy lifting I was doing combined with the little to no fibre in my diet to make the devil himself appear.
Nevertheless, let's go over some of the most common causes.
Common Causes of Hemorrhoids
Sitting in the toilet for prolonged periods of time
Regular heavy lifting
Straining during bowel movements
Chronic diarrhea or constripation
Low fibre diets
How to Get Rid of Them
If you already have hemorrhoids and are searching endlessly online; stop. It will hammer your mental health if you keep investing hours into this and stressing yourself out. Find solid and reliable advice, and follow them consistently.
Luckily, you won't have to look any further as the advice I am about to give is the result of hours and hours of research into hemorrhoids and how to treat them:
- Soften your stool: The harder your stools are, the more you will be aggravating the inflamed veins and the worse they will get until they unfortunately become permanent (Stage 4). Therefore, it's key to keep your stools soft.
Some easy ways to soften stool include:
- Artificial oral stool softeners and laxatives.
- Eating more fibre. Fibre rich foods include carrots, pears, broccoli, psyllium husk, and nuts.
- Drinking more water.
- Exercising (Avoid heavy lifting).
- Don't strain: It's simple; let it come out naturally. Do not force it to try and save time. The more you strain, the more pressure that is exerted on the inflamed veins. Believe me, it seriously exasperates the hemorrhoids.
- Don't hold it in: This is a big no. The longer you take to pass a bowel movement, the more likely it will dry out and become harder and harsher to pass.
- Apply any sort of lubricant on the hemorrhoid: For external hemorrhoids, take some aloe vera or sweet almond oil (or any other OTC ointments) on your fingers and apply it directly on the hemorrhoid. It may sound a little graphic, but it'll be an absolute godsend for the pain/discomfort.
And most importantly,
- STOP EATING MEAT: Depending on how bad your case is, you might be able to completely remove them with the other options mentioned above. But for more serious cases, quitting meat maybe your most powerful alternative. Thankfully however; you wont have to quit forever.
For around 1 month, I had tried everything I have mentioned above, besides quitting meat. They worked wonders in reducing the hemorrhoids but never actually got rid of them. It wasn't until I stumbled upon a hemorrhoid forum where an user claimed she had gone vegan and had no flare ups ever since.
Reading this, I decided to go pescatarian. I promised myself I would not eat any kind of meat, only greens and fish. For someone who loved meat and had spent basically everyday of their life consuming some form of meat, it was hard.
But I viewed it as a challenge. And after 2 weeks of perseverance, the hemorrhoid slowly started to disappear.
After around a month, the hemorrhoid was fully gone.
Ever since then, I have come across many other people who also stopped eating meat to cure their hemorrhoids.
Nowadays, I do eat meat almost regularly; but it's always accompanied by lots of fibre.
For non-sufferers; I hope this article has helped you learn more about hemorrhoids and why this common condition occurs. And for those suffering; I really hope my advice helps you in any sort of way. Remember to follow either my advice, or any other reliable advice with patience and consistency as curing this condition can be slow.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Farhan Zaman