The last thing I want is a mouthful of any type of drink to go spraying all over your computer screen as you sit down to read this. So I just want to start off by assuring you that no images of real life hemorrhoid examples will be included in this post.
Feeling the stinging torturous pain of hemorrhoids, especially bleeding hemorrhoids, is one thing, viewing another’s ghastly and disgusting hemorrhoidal situation sticking out like a sore thumb is another.
Maybe that should’ve been sore bum.
Anyway, with that introduction out the way to alleve your worries, it’s time to talk about a subject that’s close to your bum if you’re reading this; hemorrhoids.
Don’t worry, for years they were close to my bum too!
I suffered from intense sharp, cutting-like pain from hemorrhoidal horror. The pain from my bleeding hemorrhoids seemed to triple in size in no time, and they hurt so much that the pain started shooting down my left leg all the way to my foot!
I’ve eveen heard stories of other people who try to close their eyes at night to get some sleep to forget about their problem and the pain and itching has them tossing and turning like crazy. Its as if their being tortured.
Many people start thinking of getting them removed by the use of surgery. Thinking of the money they would have to spend to get this done creates frustration and anger, while just the thought of getting the procedure done would leave me totally embarrassed.
Lets face it, you and I both don’t like to talk about hemorrhoids. Further more, it’s no surprise they are closely linked to constipation as no one likes to talk about constipation either!
If people around you were to find out you had hemorrhoid’s it would feel like social suicide wouldn’t it?!
The embarassment. The humiliation.
Well, thankfully you don’t have disclose it to anyone… and I’m obviously not going to tell any of your friends either.
In fact, in a peculiar way I actually WANT to talk about hemorrhoids with you today so I can also give you simple tactics on how I cured my hemorrhoids and how you can do the same.
Lets for a moment clear up our understanding of hemorrhoids.
It may surprise you to know that everybody on the planet is endowed with hemorrhoids since birth. Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal and region around the anus which help with stool control and act as a sort of cushion composed of arteriovenous channels and connective tissue. Just like other essential parts of the human body, hemorrhoids developed while you were still in your mummys womb. They are a NORMAL part of any human anatomy, totally separate from being a signal of depressed health or disease.
This ‘cushion’ quality that hemorroids possess can be aggravated to change its form just like the skin on a hand which is aggravated and changes its form into what we call a callus. If the aggravation is intense enough, the skin on a hand can crack, swell and bleed… the same goes for hemorrhoids.
The condition that we know as ‘hemorrhoids’ in general society is just the joining of symptoms relating to the inflammation, enlargement, thrombosis, and a possible prolapse, of the hemorrhoidal tissue bundles.
Beyond the broad label of ‘hemorrhoids’ are two sub classes: internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.
Internal Hemorrhoids, unlike external hemorrhoids, aren’t innervated at all; meaning, they do not cause pain even when they are enlarged. Enlarged internal hemorrhoids are detected in two-thirds of all patients during routine anorectal examinations. However, this hemmorrhoidal state is in no way optimal as you could suddenly be confronted with bleeding hemorrhoids or even hemorrhoidal prolapse which occurs when internal hemorrhoids stretch and sag outside of the anus!
The pain from External Hemorrhoids emanates from the area protruded by dilated hemorrhoidal veins. This dilation is caused by venal (vein) thrombosis which is triggered itself by blood clots. Usually, the clotting is caused from a specific event that created venal obstruction such as abnormally large stools, intense straining, hard labor, and the lifting of heavy objects. The pain may go away if the blood clot dissolves and the troublesome vein shrinks. Unfortunately, the vein will never completely return to it’s normal size even if it does shrink because the vein’s new shape cause permanant skin folds to form.
There’s a big misconceptional when it comes to bleeding hemorrhoids that I must point out to you…
Bleeding doesn’t occur from the thrombosed veins, but from the abrasions, cuts, tears, and/or ulcerations of the mucosal membrane that lines the anal canal. The bright red color of the blood indicated its arterial, rather than venous, nature.
The three most common causes of hemorrhoids are:
- Large stools
- Hard, rough stools
As I explained earlier, these three causes bring about venal thrombosis which has been triggered itself by blood clotting.
‘Increase your fiber‘ isn’t just a message that has been drummed into your head ever since you sought advice for your constipation, it was paraded through advertisements on billboards and, even in the comfort of your home, via TV. This freakin’ absurd message has been part and parcel of the so-called ‘common-sense’ in the Western world.
Eating increased fiber sure is common, but there is no sense involved in it.
The simple equation is this: unnatural levels of fiber-intake bulk the size of your stools to an unnatural level which puts an unnatural strain and stretch on to your colonic walls and anal cavity.
On top of the ‘more fiber in your diet’ insanity, when you add in rough and dry stools caused because of your constipation, and the straining that needs to occur for these stools to come out, no wonder you’re suffering from hemorrhoids right now!
A very powerful tonic for hemorrhoids is apple cider vinegar.
It was the #1 treatment method I used to cure my own hemorrhoids.
Get a raw and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (ACV) – the brand Bragg’s is the best apple cider vinegar I have found out there. You can buy it at any good health store.
How to use it:
- Fill your bath up with warm to hot water and add around half a cup of ACV and let it mix it. I would also recommend adding some Epsom salts to the water as well which is very beneficial.
- Buy a Sitz Bath. They only cost around $5 at Walgreens and Target. Using warm water with a little ACV and epsom salts in it, sit on the Sitz bath for 15-20 minutes each time. You can do this 4-5 times each day.
- Make little ice cubes with water and a small amount of ACV. When they are set, insert these into your rectum.
- Get some fresh Aloe Vera and cut some a piece of it into a strip. Coat in some cayenne pepper (optional) and then store in the fridge or freezer until it has chilled. Insert in your rectum as best as you can (there will be some pain). Make sure you don’t insert it so far that you cannot grab on to it to gently pull it out.
- Simply apply ACV vinegar directly to your hemorrhoids using a cotton ball.
In all methods I recommend starting the amount of ACV you use at a small level and build it up from there.
Because ACV can cause stinging when it comes in contact with a hemorrhoid – in fact, small amounts of stinging are ok and necessary. So I recommend starting off with a solution of 80% water/20% ACV. Then in a few days increase the ACV part up to around 60% water/40 ACV. Slowly increase your ACV ratio over time. YOu can of course decrease your ACV ratio if the stinging gets too bad.
It took me just 7 days to see INCREDIBLE changes to my hemorrhoids that had caused me pain for YEARS.
Coconut Oil is another treatment method that is effective, specifically Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Apply coconut oil on the troubled region. Do it regularly for several days.
Make sure you apply it at least 2 times a day, optimally 4 times. Do not forget to always pay attention to the changes of your hemorrhoids each bowel movements. If there are significant changes, do it until the pain or hemorrhoids’ lumps disappear.
Your hemorrhoids may also have a connection with yeast overgrowth too. Luckily coconut oil’s anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial properties are world reknowned in treatment for yeast infections.
Another type of oil which can be helpful when applied to the affected area is cold-pressed Castor Oil.
I also HIGHLY recommend using a footstool when you sit on the toilet. The relief of using a foot stool such as the Squatty Potty for your hemorrhoid problem can be instantaneous!
Using a foot stool allows your body to take on the natural posture of elimination that your body was designed to use. I talk about this in more detail in my post Sit Your Way Out Of Constipation.
I’m now able to sit down on hard surfaces, and walk with ease without any pain whatsoever.
The shooting pain down my leg vanished.
Purely and simply, I have no symptoms whatsoever.
The hemorrhoids are simply not there anymore.
I sleep 100x better – the DEEP and soothing kind.
Consistent application of ACV and coconut oil treeatment, as well as sticking to a proper diet and lifestyle, has worked miracles. Using a foot stool was the icing on the cake!
Best in health to you,
Do you have hemorrhoids and are trying to treat them?… Let me know how the above treatments go for you!
Have you had hemorrhoids in the past and treated them successfully?… I would love to know how you did it!
Any comments, questions, and thoughts… leave a comment below!