June 21

How to Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids Fast Naturally


There are effective permanent ways to naturally get rid of hemorrhoids fast. These natural ways ranges from preventive tips to natural tips that will relieve hemorrhoids symptoms and finally to herbal remedies to get rid of piles

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What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are simply regarded as swollen veins or group of veins in the anal region.

About half of the adults who attained the age of 50, will have had to deal with the signals like itching, discomfort and bleeding which occurs as a result of hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are categorized into two. It can be internal (located inside the lining of rectum), or external (developed under the skin around the anus).

Internal hemorrhoids are often painless and they don’t usually cause discomfort. They however announce their presence with blood during bowel movement. Internal hemorrhoids can however cause pain when they are forced out from the anal opening as a result of straining and irritation.

External hemorrhoids on the other hand can itch and bleed when irritated and sometimes blood may pool forming clot


What Are The Causes Of Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids (piles or swollen veins) often occur as a result of increased pressure in the lower rectum. Increased pressure in the lower rectum can be caused by several factors.

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Some of which include

  • Pregnancy
  • Anal sex
  • Obesity
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Sitting for longer period on toilet
  • Low fibre diet
  • Aging

All of these directly or indirectly interfere with blood flow to and from the anal area, causing it to pool and enlarge the vessels


What are the Symptoms of Hemorrhoids (Piles)?

The location of the the hemorrhoids often determines the symptoms.

For example,

Internal hemorrhoids which lies inside the rectum usually doesn’t cause pain or discomfort since they are not visible.

Nevertheless, straining during bowel movement may damage the surface of the hemorrhoids and cause it to bleed. In some cases, much straining may push out this internal hemorrhoid through the anus causing pains and irritation

External hemorrhoids which are under the anal skin can itch or bleed when irritated. They may also swell and cause pain.

The most common symptom that suggests you have hemorrhoids is the presence of blood.

A bright red blood which is often noticeable on toilet tissue or toilet bowl indicates internal hemorrhoids while blood clot and swelling around the anus indicates external hemorrhoids

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Generally, common symptoms of hemorrhoids include

  • Painless bleeding during bowel movement
  • Swelling around the anus
  • Blood clots
  • Itching
  • Anal pain
  • Irritation
  • Discharging mucous while passing stool
  • Painful lump around the anus
  • Feelings that the bowels are not empty even after going to the toilet
  • Leakage of faeces


Preventive Tips to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Fast

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  1. Drink plenty water daily: Staying hydrated is one of basic recommendations for various ailments. Drinking a minimum of six (6) glasses of water or non-alcoholic liquids on daily basis will help keep stool soft and reduce straining
  2. Eat fiber rich foods: High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains will soften the stool and increases its bulk. High fiber food is essential for colon health and digestive health as a whole
  3. Eating them will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or make the symptoms of existing hemorrhoids worst

  4. Defecate whenever you feel the urge: It is important to empty your bowels immediately you feel the urge. Your stool might be dry and harder to pass when the urge goes away.
  5. Avoid straining and holding your breath when trying to empty your bowels as it creates greater pressure in the veins in the lower rectum
  6. Workout and Lose Weight: Obesity along with being highly inactive, can both cause series of health problems. Inactivity will cause the organs and the internal system as a whole to become sluggish.
    Stay active to help prevent constipation, to reduce pressure on veins and to reduce excess weight which might be the culprit behind the hemorrhoids
  7. Consider Probiotics and Fiber supplements: Probiotics are required for to balance bacteria in your gut, which can prevent constipation and consequentially improve overall health while fiber supplements on the other hand will help you get the daily recommended amount of fiber (28grams for women and 35 grams for men)
  8. Don’t sit too long particularly on toilet as it can increase the pressure on the anal veins.
  9. During anal sex, use plenty of lubricant or completely avoid anal sex to prevent hemorrhoids


Natural Tips to Relieve and Get Rid of Hemorrhoid Symptoms

  1. To wipe the anal area clean after a bowel movement, do not use dry toilet paper instead use toilet paper moistened with water
  2. Have a warm bath daily, cleaning the skin around your anus gently with warm water.
  3. Use of soap isn’t necessary and may increase the problem.
  4. Do not lift heavy objects and endeavor not to stand or sit for long especially when hemorrhoids are irritated
  5. Take oral pain relievers to reduce the pain and swelling
  6. Wear loose clothing and cotton underwear to prevent anal area pressure.
  7. Applying ice packs or cold compresses on your anus will help to reduce hemorrhoids swelling. This can then be followed with warm compress
  8. Soaking the anal area in warm water two or three times a day for 10-15 minute periods can reduce inflammation and help relieve symptoms. You may also take a sitz bath
  9. For pregnant women, laying on the side can help reduce swelling of hemorrhoids while sleeping on the stomach with a pillow under the hips will work better for people not pregnant.


Home Remedies to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids fast

Neem Leaves to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

Neem leaves stimulates the immune system, improves liver functionality, detoxifies the blood and promotes a healthy respiratory and digestive system.

Apart from malaria and diabetes, Neem leaves can be used to get rid of hemorrhoids fast.

Directions for use

  • Squeeze a handful of neem leaves into 2 bottles of water
  • Take 1 glassful twice daily


Pawpaw Root to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

The root of pawpaw has found its use in resolving variety of medical condition in which hemorrhoids is one.

Directions for use

  • Eat pawpaw everyday. Pawpaw is rich in fiber and makes passing stool easy.
  • Cut pawpaw roots into pieces and rinse properly
  • Boil the roots in water
  • Strain and drink half a glass twice daily for about 7 days


Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the effective home remedies to get rid of hemorrhoids. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties which helps to get rid of itching and inflammations. It is used as a remedy for both internal and external hemorrhoids.

Directions for use

For Internal Hemorrhoids

  • Take an aloe vera leaf be sure to remove the sharp thorns
  • Cut the leaf in strips and remove the outer hard layer
  • Refrigerate the inner soft part of the Aloe vera leaf
  • Apply the cold soft part of the soft aloe vera leaf to the painful hemorrhoid
  • Repeat this often to get rid of hemorrhoids.

For External Hemorrhoids

  • Extract aloe vera gel from the leaves
  • Apply little of the gel on the anal area and massage in gently
  • Frequent application will ease the pain and soothe the burning sensation.


Dried Figs for Hemorrhoids

Figs has been useful for various ailments in which hemorrhoids is inclusive.

Directions for use

  • Pick up 2 dried figs and soak in water overnight
  • Consume it the next day along with the water
  • Endeavor to eat the fig on an empty stomach and wait about an hour before any other food
  • Soak another 2 dried figs in the morning which will be consumed at night
  • Continue the process for couple of days

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is effective as it contains antioxidants, vitamin C and other nutrients that reduce hemorrhoids by strengthening the capillaries and blood vessel walls.

Directions for use

  • Take freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 or 2 lemons.
  • Saturate a cotton wool with the juice and apply this directly on the hemorrhoids.
  • Remember that initially there will be some tingling or burning sensation but it going to settle after few minutes and give relief from the pain quickly.
  • Another way is to mix half a lemon juice into a cup of hot milk and drink this mixture
  • Doing this for every 3 hours will get rid of hemorrhoids fast


Bitter Gourd Leaves

Bitter gourd leaves are very effective in getting rid of hemorrhoids. It works to reduce the pain and swelling associated with hemorrhoids

Directions for use

  • Get some bitter gourd leaves and rinse properly
  • Crush bitter gourd leaves to extract the juice
  • Mix three teaspoons of this juice with one glass of buttermilk.
  • Drink this mixture every morning especially on an empty stomach till you are relieved.


Cold Compress

Cold compresses has the ability to constrict blood vessels, reduce swelling and relief hemorrhoids’ pain.

Directions for use

  • Wrap some ice cubes in a soft napkin
  • Place on the affected area for couple of minutes to reduce swelling and pains.



Potatoes are one of the fastest home remedies to get rid of hemorrhoids naturally. They have astringent properties which are useful in relieving symptoms of hemorrhoids.

Directions for use

  • Boil two irish potatoes for 10 mins
  • Eat the two half boiled potatoes with peel inclusive
  • Repeat every night for five days


Witch Hazel

Witch hazel like potatoes has astringent properties capable of giving fast relief to hemorrhoids. It helps to shrink inflamed blood vessels, which in turn reduces pain and inflammation

Direction for use

  • Soak cotton wool in an undistilled
  • Apply directly on the hemorrhoids.
  • Repeat 3 times a day to get rid of hemorrhoids fast


Essential Oils

Certain oils such as almond oil, coconut oil, and olive oil all have specific properties which makes them perfect for the fast relief of hemorrhoids.

Directions for use

  • Dip cotton wool in to any of the oils
  • Apply on the anal region for soothing relief
  • Repeat severally.


About the author 

Ife Oluwatuyi

Ife is a Public Health Analyst and a blogger that gives educative information on how to maximize and maintain healthy life styles

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  • I have seen my cousin suffer from the pain caused due to Piles. Thanks for these simple preventive tips. I am sure they will prove helpful for a lot of people including myself.

    • I hope our tips will works on your cousin.But if it is serious than consult a specialist.Thanks for your feedback.

  • Thanks a lot for sharing these tips.Hemorrhoid gives too much pain to may elder brother. I hope after reading this article, he will get maximum cure

  • I am having a problem with the piles & i am 25 years old they started last year,sometimes they bleed,i do exercise,what can i do to get ride of them?

    • Try the other solutions we offered here and if still no help then try to speak with a specialist in your local area. all the best!

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