Hemorrhoids are painful swellings in the veins in the lower part of the rectum or anus that may in some cases lead to an anal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are caused by excessive pressure on those veins, usually due to constipation or by the weakness of these veins. Hemorrhoids were a common disease among older people and women during pregnancy, but they are now affecting young people who eat fast food lacking fiber, those who do not practice sport, and who need to sit for long hours. It also occurs as a result of an increased abdominal pressure such as severe cough, constipation, heavy lifting, obesity, and during early pregnancy months.
This is mainly based on taking fiber and vitamin C-rich foods, and drinking large quantities of fluids (water, juices, herbal teas) to help heal hemorrhoids, relieve pain and prevent recurrence.
Whole grains such as whole wheat, barley, oats, brown rice and quinoa are all rich in fiber. You could also use psyllium and flax seeds. Start using it gradually to avoid flatulence.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
- All vegetables and juices, especially dark leafy vegetables because they contain vitamin K, which helps to heal tissues, as well as red pepper, pumpkin and potatoes.
- Fresh fruits and juices, especially fruits rich in vitamin C such as berries, kiwi, oranges and grapefruit, as well as easy to digest foods such as beans, avocados and melons. Dried fruits, especially cockroaches and figs, also improve bowel movement.
- Fat (taken alone) like in coconut oil, margarine, olive oil and flaxseed oil, help lubricate the gut lining.
- Live yoghurt and fermented soy products such as miso restores the balance of the beneficial bacteria and maintains the performance and the movement of the digestive system.
- Vitamins and minerals: Vitamin E, C and zinc used for tissue healing. Vitamin K and calcium help to stop bleeding and prevent it.
- Flavonoids are antioxidants characterized by strong anti-inflammatory properties. Bee propolis, black and green tea, berries and parsley are among the richest sources of flavonoids.
- Alfalfa and wheat germ: A source of vitamins A, B, E, K with zinc and chlorophyll that activate wound healing and protect against infection.
- Chamomile: You rarely find a disease in the digestive system without finding chamomile flowers tea as a healing remedy, that’s why it has been called “mother of the gut” It can be also used effectively externally in a warm water bath as well to relieve inflammation.
- Digestive herbs: such as dandelion, turmeric and ginger work to prevent constipation. Turmeric is also an anti-inflammatory.
- Aloe vera extract: An effective antiseptic that helps relieve pain and accelerates the healing process.
- Vitamin E to regenerate skin cells.
- Apple cider vinegar: Locally considered to be one of the oldest and most successful methods of contraction of veins and reduce swelling.
- Grape Seed Extract: Reduces and strengthens veins and is available in pharmacies.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.