Senior Healthcare – Getting Rid of Hemorrhoids

It all started over forty years ago when my wife became pregnant with our first child. The hemorrhoids were not really bad at first but over time they got worse. Getting rid of hemorrhoids the natural way is the path she finally chose.

Over the years those nasty hemorrhoids loomed periodically in her life. She tried everything except for surgery. She did not consider going through that surgery after talking to some of her friends that had hemorrhoid surgery. All that pain after surgery and it didn’t even last; the hemorrhoids came back.

Stress City

Early in our marriage my wife had a full time career and a busy schedule and when she faced deadlines at work those pesky hemorrhoids would start to bother her.

When her body wanted to eliminate and she was too busy to “go” she would end up constipated later. Holding things in that wanted to come out was a major contributor to her problem with hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are veins that become swollen, irritated and inflamed. This can be caused by straining when eliminating or from excess weight which causes pressure on the anal cavity. In this case, pregnancy caused the extra weight.

After many years of suffering with periodic hemorrhoids, the busy life of motherhood and holding a career took its toll. The hemorrhoids became more persistent and long lasting. It finally dawned on her that she was not taking good care of her body and mind. Getting rid of hemorrhoids called for a change in the way she was living. For that matter, in the way we were both living.

Why Bother?

One of our friends asked her why she would bother to change her lifestyle this late in her life when all she needed to do was continue to apply the creams or salves available over the counter. She explained that in her mind this just seemed to be a temporary and external way of getting rid of hemorrhoids. Those creams had never treated the cause or provided a permanent cure.

She felt that there must be some basic or even internal reason why she was suffering this disorder in her body. She wanted to get to the root of the problem and to become healthy. So she sought out more hemorrhoid information.

Her New Regimen

She started by getting the junk foods, filled with unhealthy fats and salt, out of her diet. Then she started to eat more fiber containing foods, like whole grains, vegetables and fruit. She included bioflavonoid as a supplement because it strengthens the blood vessel walls and reduces inflammation.

She learned to love her morning fruit shake with ground flax seeds, strawberries and bananas; all great sources of fiber. Personally, I thought that was a little too much. She also found that getting rid of hemorrhoids the natural way would require that she regularly hydrate her body with pure water.

Funny, she said that drinking water was the hardest part of her new regime. Eating a lot of fiber without drinking water regularly can actually increase constipation. So, instead of the sodas and coffee that she was used to drinking all day she drank 6-8 ounces of water regularly.

Marching For Health

Exercise is so very important for the vascular system. It is also important for stress prevention and relief.

She got up every morning and took a brisk 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. She did not allow her little whining inner voice to complain that she should sleep in. Soon she was walking 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night what a difference it made mentally as well as physically.

Getting Rid of Hemorrhoids with Magical Herbs

She also found out that there are herbs that could help reduce the swelling and actually strengthen her veins so she included Butchers Broom and Horse Chestnut as a way to heal quicker.

The really amazing thing is that not only did all these changes help her in getting rid of hemorrhoids, her hair and skin look amazing and she has a higher level of energy, mentally and physically. Her physical appearance does not reflect her sixty plus years.

Source by C. A. Perez