Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hemmroid Relief- Know about Internal and External Hemorroids

Signs and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged, swollen veins that can occur either inside (internal hemorrhoids), outside (external hemorrhoids), or around the anus. External hemorrhoids are often the most painful.

Internal hemorrhoids are not as painful as external hemorrhoids and can range in size from a slight swelling to large, sagging veins that stick out. Internal hemorrhoids may cause painless bleeding during a bowel movement. If you notice blood covering the stool, in the toilet bowl, or on the toilet paper, which is common with internal hemorrhoids, make sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible. A person may have both internal and external hemorrhoids.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include occasional throbbing pain, itching, burning sensation, bright red blood on toilet paper or stool, or a lump of soft tissue protruding outside of the anus.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

Common causes of hemorrhoids are constipation, straining during bowel movements and pregnancy. Constipation is often the culprit if an individual tries too hard to have a bowel movement, which causes the veins to pop out. Hemorrhoids do tend to shrink when pressure is off, but daily straining can make them continually protrude, bleed and hurt. Constipation should always be taken seriously and be treated right away.

While home treatment may be all that is needed to relieve the discomfort of minor hemorrhoids, any rectal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a health professional. In some serious cases, surgery may be needed.

Hemorrhoids Home Treatment Using Psyllium Seeds

The most common cause of hemorrhoids is a low-fiber diet, which causes constipation and leads to small and hard stools that are difficult to pass. Psyllium seeds are high in fiber and help make the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium seeds help prevent hemorrhoids and also make bowel movement less painful. It is recommended to make Psyllium fiber part of your diet. It can easily be found at most herbal nutrition stores.
  • Start taking one teaspoon of Psyllium seeds in an 8 ounce glass of water in the morning as part of your breakfast for a week.
  • In the second week add another glass with your lunch.
  • Slowly during your third week make it a habit of drinking psyllium seeds three times daily.
When you are taking psyllium seeds 3 times daily, you don't need to take any other fiber supplement. Make sure you drink lots of water when taking psyllium or any other type of fiber or fiber supplements because fiber creates large, soft stools by absorbing water. It is recommended to drink 1/2 ounce of water for each pound you weigh.

Home Remedy for Hemorrhoids-How I Treated my External Hemorrhoids at Home

I have been suffering from rather large external hemorrhoids for years now.. I even went to the doctor after about a year of suffering only to be given rather expensive suppositories which only aggrivated the problem!! The doctors are useless when you have no health insurance. After coming across this site I decided to give some suggestions a try. First of all diet is very important but it alone is simply not enough to get rid of this problem. I know first hand how much this can control your life and I want to share what I have found so that maybe I can help someone stop suffering as I have finally managed to do on my own. I have taken the most effective treatments and created my own personal program which if you follow my intructions I promise you this will solve this problem and dramatically increase your healing time and potentially rid you of this problem once and for all!!

First I needed things that were common around the house or were inexpensive so here goes... this is what works!

*** In the morning everyday until the problem is gone you need to take a glass of warm water and dissolve 1tsp of cayenne pepper and drink it down.

*Cayenne pepper works from the inside out by relieving swelling and inflammation in veins and is proven to restore vein elasticity to that of a youthful state with continued daily use.

*** For external hemorrhoids I have found that taking equal parts (about 1oz) of witch hazel & apple cider vinegar & crushing one whole clove of garlic into a paste & combining all three together & soaking it into either a cotton ball or gauze pad & leaving this inbetween your butt cheeks all day forces them to shrink & relieves the pain & irritation throughout the day. I tried it without garlic and it wasnt effective. it helped a little bit once garlic was added it made all the difference!! It will burn to begin with but it will be well worth the burn once you wake up on the 3rd day & notice your hemorrhoids almost gone!

*** Also, I take one garlic clove and partially slice it into three sections and lubricate it with aloe vera gel and use it as a suppository nightly. This is patricularly helpful if you have internal hemorrhoids or your hemorrhoids are advanced as mine are and cause a sticky odorless discharge to come out of the anus. This discharge will irritate the hemorrhoids and prolong the healing time. Since garlic kills bacteria it will ensure that most of the discharge that continues to come out is as free of bacteria as possible.

Most of the effective pills you can buy for hemorrhoids contain both cayenne pepper & garlic. Its truly amazing what both of them together can do for your body! They can be quite expensive as well.

*Garlic works because if its antibacterial properties attributed to a chemical it contains called allicin which gives it hemorrhoid fighting antibacterial properties & that distinctive aroma it has. Garlic is even dubbed as the most potent “miracle cures” known to man. It serves as a powerful antibiotic, reduces blood pressure and blood sugar, fortifies the body’s immune system and reduces the cancer causing effects in nitrates.

***Another thing that helps is to use baby wipes & squeeze all of the liquid out of them and soak them in witch hazel for use after going to the bathroom. DO NOT USE TOILET PAPER! IT WILL IRRITATE THE INFLAMED TISSUE & LEAVE YOU UNCLEAN! You need this area to be rid of bacteria to promote healing. Since most witch hazel you find comes with 14% alcohol this is great at relieving the pain, swelling & killing the bacteria after bowel movements.

*Witch hazel also promotes healing by shrinking, stopping bleeding hemorrhoids & reducing inflammation in blood vessels. It is the common ingredient in most over the counter pads (such as Tucks) because of its soothing properties associated with this shrub.

So just remember these 4 ingredients and you will be rid of this problem in no time...

Cayenne pepper (orally daily in 8fl oz warm water)

Garlic (externally, internally & orally daily)

Witch Hazel (as a topical & after bowel movements)

Apple cider vinegar (orally, internally & externally)

None of us want this problem to last any longer than it has to so taking a multiple cure approach has been in my experience the most effective treatment in curing my own problem. I hope you will take my advice and together we can all spread the word on what really works!!! Good luck!
Posted by Joshua

Home Treatment for Hemorrhoids

This is the treatment I use for hemorrhoids.

1. I bathe 2-3 times per day in a hot bath with 5 drops of pure Lavender essential oil and 5 drops of pure Eucalyptus oil and some epsom salts. (Use no more than 10 drops of oil in a bath as it can irritate the skin if used in excess, after a good soak (about 10 to 15 mins) I gently massage the hemorrhoids for a couple of minutes.

2. After bathing I pat the area dry and apply witch hazel and then Germaloids cream (which has zinc oxide and Lidocaine in it, ahhhhhhhhh sweet relief)

3. Take Ibuprofen for pain and to reduce swelling.

Hemorrhoids are usually gone withing a few days and the treatments ensure that while I have them, I'm not in too much pain.

An earlier post asks what to do about the little flaps of skin that can be left behind. As a 34 yr old woman who has these ugly flaps of skin this is n important thing to me. I recently read something (which I now cannot find) that was a cure for this. It's called the '3 fingers for 3 minutes method'. Basically you use a lubricant (I'll use my Germaloids as it has the Lidocaine in it) on your anus and one by one insert 3 fingers as far as you can into your rectum and when they are all in leave them in place for 3 minutes. This has the effect of stretching out the anal tissue so that the flaps of skin go back to how they should be. I experimented with this and inserted the 3 for 1 minute and it had a great effect, I had anal tissue that prolapsed every time I passed a stool (even a soft one) and this stopped after doing this. I fell after even one proper go of this the skin flaps will be much improved and certainly after several goes combined with some anal muscle strengthening exercises.

I've also started taking odourless garlic capsules so hopefully this will help strengthen the veins to prevent further out breaks. I've heard that Rutin (High grade vitamin C) is also really good at preventing them.

Hope some of this helps someone. Posted by Liz.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Natural Home Remedies to Cure Yeast Infection

Natural Home Remedies to Treat and Cure Simple Ailments:
Pros of using Natural Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

There are several benefits to use natural home remedies to treat a yeast infection including:

Natural home remedies to treat and cure yeast infections are usually mild, fresher and more clean for using
There are usually no side effects like most of the antifungals
Natural home remedies for yeast infection cost mush less and they work better than medicines
You have more control of your own health with less expenses on medications

Which are the best Natural Home Remedies for a skin, mouth, vaginal or infant yeast infection

Yogurt as a Natural Home Remedy for an Infection of Yeast

Yogurt is one of the most known way of fighting a yeast infection. It is so effective that even some doctors are recommending it for people that may have allergic reactions to some drugs. Yogart can be used in two ways by either applying directly on the yeast affected area or by drinking it as part of your diet.

Reasons for using yogurt to cure Yeast infection

Yogurt contains what you would call "useful bacteria" such as lactobacillus acidophilus. This bacteria ensures that your body flora or bacterial balance is maintained. Infact, when you have a yeast infection, this balance is usually destabilized and this leads to the overgrowth of Candida fungus which is the yeast infection.

It is good to include a cup of yogurt after your meals in the first week of treating your yeast infection or even two cups. You can have yogurt as plain, flavored, regular and drink it during breakfast or even when you are going to sleep at night.

You can in addition to drinking it, apply it directly on the affected area and more so the vagina infection. You can use a tampon applicator or a syringe (without the needle). Make sure the yogurt is plain flavored and has no sugar or colors.

Curing Yeast using Acidophilus and Probiotics

For people that may have lactose intolerance, they can buy acidophilus in tablets, liquid or capsules form as long as they have indicated that it contains non-dairy products. These you can apply on the affected area or even take them by mouth.

Garlic as a Natural Home Remedy for Treating Yeast Infection

Garlic has been used to treat bacterial and fungal infections for hundreds of years. Garlic has a very effective effect on Candida albicans which is what causes yeast infections. Garlic, just like yogurt is also either used in your diet or applied directly on the affected area. Yogurt and garlic are the two most preferred choices for yeast infection natural home remedies.

Always make sure that you use fresh garlic from the market. You can eat a piece o f garlic one a day or pound it and mix with water, then sieve the water and drink 3-4 spoons every 6 hours. You can actually mix the garlic water you have prepared with any juice that you like to make it more palatable.

You can apply garlic directly on the vagina using a fresh garlic clove wrapped in a gauze and then left in the vulva overnight, you will need to tie it and lubricate it with K-Y jelly or squeeze garlic oil drops on the vaginal wall.

Treating Yeast Infection Tea Tree Oil as a home remedy for

Tee tree oil is a very good and strong disinfectant which should be diluted if being applied directly on the skin. Women can add afew drops of the tea tree oil to a lukewarm bath water and sit on it for 10-20minutes at a time. If you feel any discomfort, rinse the area with lots of plain water until it cools off.

Tea Tree should never be taken orally and is only used for external application only.

Using Herbs yeast Infection home remedy

There are several herbs out there that can be used to treat a yeast infection along with other home remedies. Some can be used externally while others can be used in both externally and orally. The herbs that are known to have some anti-fungal properties include:

Pau-d'arco (Tabebuia)
Black Walnut

These can be taken alone or in combination. Buy them at your local natural foods market or at your favorite on-line store.

Read more on how other home remedies for treating candida yeast infection at home here: Treat Yeast Naturally.