How to get rid of Hemorrhoids?


Hemorrhoids are also known as piles and can occur as a result of pregnancy, continuous bout of constipation and poor diet. These are essentially varicose veins that form around the rectum or anus and often bleed, swell and itch. The following are therefore some of the ways that you can use to get rid of hemorrhoids permanently   hemorrhoids

Avoid straining during bowel movement – some hemorrhoids are associated by straining with constipation as the cause and this can be prevented by using stool softener like Colace if you are having hard stools and difficulties in passing them.

Skip the tissue paper – instead of using the toilet paper after bowel movement it’s rather better if you can use baby wipe or flushable wipe.

Take a sitz bath – by taking a lukewarm bath can be of help in soothing the swelling and pain. This can be done by sitting on your bathtub with water that is up to your hips. Another option is purchasing a sitz bath chair which is available at a drugstore and the one that fits over your toilet. After that you blot the affected area with a white clean tissue.

Make the sit comfortable – when sitting on a chair use the one that is padded or you put a pillow on it. Wear cotton underwear as this will help the half of your bottom to breath and easing irritation.

Use Witch Hazel – this helps in dehydrating and shrinking of hemorrhoids. Use it after bowel movement by tucking a witch hazel pad near the hemorrhoids and this will ease the pain and stop itching.

Try an ointment – there are hemorrhoid ointments like preparation H that contains phenylephrine and it constricts your anal blood vessels because it is a Vasoconstictor. The ointment is available in form of a medicated pad or a suppository but for itching you can use rush ointment. This should be a short term solutions as using the ointments and creams for a long time they can damage your skin.

Over the counter pain medications – if the hemorrhoids are painful you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Keep it clean – by maintaining good hygiene it will help in keeping the fecal materials from causing irritation and therefore it is good to not use tissue but take shower to clean yourself

Eat more fiber – by taking fiber and taking a lot of water it is one combination that will help in keeping your stool soft and easy to pass. Introduce more fruits and vegetables gradually into your diet as this is the best way of increasing the fiber intake.

Drink more water – everyday you need to take 6-8 glasses of water for fiber to work. Bowel happens to be the recycling center of the water that you take. A bowel movement from human being contains about 150 milliliters of water and the rest is stored by the body which is 70%water.

Eat less meat – meat doesn’t contain fiber including lean meat has a lot of fat compared with grains, vegetables, beans and fruits which has a lot of fiber





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Acne – new treatment options


What is Acne?

Acne is a common disease; brought about by the blockage of skin pores forming bacteria inside them. It’s a disease that affects almost everyone in some stage in life-mostly the teen years. Some painful red bumps do form on the surface of the skin; but to others they are white and unpainful. On every person’s skin are pores (tiny openings) termed as hair follicle. In the pores (deeper) near the follicle base is the sebaceous gland that produces natural oil called sebum. This is the oil that helps in maintaining the skins flexibility and protection. acne

Normally, the hair should grow through the surface, as sebum (oil) flows out spreading on the area. The more the skin cells grow, the more the others get old and die, being replaced by the new ones. But In case there is an interruption in which the pores become blocked or closed, then bacteria will form from inside leading to acne. Skin swells (pimples) will be formed as a result of the dead cells combining with bacteria and the blood. When a follicle wall bursts, the white blood cells do rush to cover the area in the process of healing hence the term ‘pustule’.

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