What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. The Mayo Clinic reports that about half of adults have experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids by the age of 50.
Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum. External hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus. Hemorrhoids are also known as piles.
Of the two forms of hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids are the most common and the most troublesome. Hemorrhoids cause pain, severe itching, and difficulty sitting. The good news is that they’re treatable.
The symptoms of hemorrhoids include:
- extreme itching around the anus
- irritation and pain around the anus
- an itchy or painful lump or swelling near your anus
- fecal leakage
- a painful bowel movement
- blood on your tissue after having a bowel movement
Although hemorrhoids are painful, they aren’t life-threatening and often go away on their own without treatment. If you have them often, you may develop symptoms of anemia such as weakness and pale skin due to blood loss, though this is rare.
How to treat it
Apple cider vinegar is a truly miraculous ingredient present in almost any household. It is often used for treatment of many health conditions including hemorrhoids – applying it topically around the affected area or consuming it can bring much needed relief.
This method can be used to cure both internal and external hemorrhoids, as well as bleeding hemorrhoids. Here’s how to perform it:
Soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply it on the external hemorrhoids, keeping it on for half an hour. Repeat the process twice a day if needed. Frozen ACV is great for treating internal hemorrhoids – freeze some ACV in bullet shape, and insert it into your anus for relief.
The amazing ACV treatment will provide results in only a day! However, be aware that you should eat only soft food for 3 days after the treatment.