Load up on fibre
Want to learn more about how to treat haemorrhoids? Well, first you should know exactly what they are. Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and rectum that can get inflamed and cause symptoms like itching, burning, and bleeding (especially during a bowel movement). They can be internal or external. However, you can start healing from the inside out with a high-fibre diet, which can reduce the bleeding and pain from haemorrhoids. Doctors from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina suggest filling your plate with fibre-rich foods for haemorrhoid relief. Think along the lines of fruits and vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, and nuts. (Fibre is also good for your gut microbiome.) Drinking plenty of water can also prevent constipation. Read more about the benefits of not drinking fizzy water.
Use a tea bag
External haemorrhoids can be soothed by applying a warm, wet tea bag, suggest experts at the University of California, San Francisco. The tannins in the tea will help reduce swelling, ease the pain, and promote blood clotting to stop the bleeding.
If you have a desk job, walk around for five minutes at least once an hour to relieve the rectal pressure that causes haemorrhoids. At the gym, avoid stationary bikes and squats, both of which can apply that same pressure. Instead, try walking briskly for 20 to 30 minutes to encourage bowel function, according to Harvard Medical School.