There are some tried and true hemorrhoid pain relief methods that will help you as you look for a way to cure hemorrhoids.
You can often relieve the mild pain, swelling and flare ups with these simple remedies . Generally they will help in the short run.
Simple diet and lifestyle changes often reduce the swelling of hemorrhoids and help with hemorrhoids pain relief.
Eating a high-fiber diet can make stools softer and easier to pass, reducing the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining. Fiber is a substance found in plants.
The human body cannot digest fiber, but fiber helps improve digestion and prevent constipation. Good sources of dietary fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
On average, Americans eat about 15 grams of fiber each day.
The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 grams of fiber per day for women and 38 grams of fiber per day for men.
Doctors may also suggest taking a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel).
Examples of foods that have fiber include:
Breads, cereals, and beans
1/2 cup of navy beans 9.5 grams
1/2 cup of kidney beans 8.2 grams
1/2 cup of black beans 7.5 grams
Whole-grain cereal, cold
1/2 cup of All-Bran9.6 grams
3/4 cup of Total2.4 grams
3/4 cup of Post Bran Flakes5.3 grams
1 packet of whole-grain cereal, hot3.0 grams (oatmeal, Wheatena)
1 whole-wheat English muffin4.4 grams
1 medium apple, with skin3.3 grams
1 medium pear, with skin4.3 grams
1/2 cup of raspberries4.0 grams
1/2 cup of stewed prunes3.8 grams
1/2 cup of winter squash2.9 grams
1 medium sweet potato with skin4.8 grams
1/2 cup of green peas4.4 grams
1 medium potato with skin3.8 grams
1/2 cup of mixed vegetables4.0 grams
1 cup of cauliflower2.5 grams
1/2 cup of spinach3.5 grams
1/2 cup of turnip greens2.5 grams
Do you have a great story about what has worked for you? Share it!