Stu here, wanted to give you my story in dealing with and eventually curing hemorrhoids. If you’re not interested in reading a bit about my story you can skip down to the appropriate sections with regards to the most often tried and tested ways of getting rid of hemorrhoids.
There is nothing scarier then using the bathroom and seeing blood on your toilet paper or in the bowl. That’s what happened to me 2 years ago. There was a streak of blood on the toilet paper, and I figured that I had just somehow cut myself or something. Turns out that was not the case. After ignoring the problem for a few months I eventually gave in and went to see my doctor. What did he discover with a painful examination of my rear end? Hemorrhoids. Internal Hemorrhoids. I had always figured that piles, aka Hemorrohoids were something external, that causes people to sit on doughnuts or walk around gingerly. Turns out they can be internal as well, and can happen to anyone at any time. I went through a myriad of trials and errors and eventually figured out what worked to get rid of them, so without further adieu let’s talk about all the different options for Internal & External Hemorrhoid Treatment.
When I went to my doctor the first thing they suggested was rubber band ligation. Basically, it’s part of a colonoscopy. Here’s how it works. First, you go on this prep stuff to clean out your system. You’re going to be running to the toilet 600 times and drinking so much liquid you think you’ll explode. After that ordeal you get put under, the doctor sticks a device up your butt, they look at your entire colon, and while they are in there they will use rubberbands to kill the hemorrhoids by cutting off the blood circulation to them. Sounds great right? Here’d the thing about that. It works really well. It got rid of my 3 hemorrhoids that I had at that time almost immediately. The downside? It doesn’t stop re-occurrences, and it’s unbelievably expensive. The entire procedure cost me a hair under $2,000. This is because it’s usually not covered by your insurance if you are under the age of 55 (I am 32) and because you have to pay your deductible first, which I had not. So, long story short. I was out 2 grand, but my hemorrhoids were gone….for about 6 months, then I got some more hemorrhoids and I was back to square 1. I would NOT recommend surgery unless you are ~55 years old and have not had your colon checked for polyps yet. If you haven’t, then you might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone, otherwise, rubberband ligation is an incredible ripoff that only a fool would pay for. On top of that it is a physical ordeal to go through the prep. It’s something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. No food for 24 hours, drinking nothing but nasty liquids designed to make you run to the bathroom every 45 seconds? No thank you.
Treatment of external hemorrhoids has always been done by the old Preparation H anti-itch cream. That’s pretty much what every doctor in the world tells you. Use some anti-itch cream, and eventually it will go away. The problem here is that it can take ages to actually go away, and the creams are nasty to deal with and stain your underwear. Furthermore it’s just not something anyone ever wants to do. To mess around with that part of your body, it’s just…gross. Let’s just be honest here. You can also use Sitz baths to deal with internal hemorrhoids, but personally they did nothing for me. Basically you just sit in a bathtub in warm water (and sometimes saline, salt, baking soda, vinegar, etc) and that is supposed to ease the internal hemorrhoids. For me, it did nothing but waste time, water, and my patience. You can try it, it’s not expensive to draw a bath and sit there for an hour till the water turns cold, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work for you. If you want to try the Preparation H, you could always pick some up at your corner supermarket, or if you’re too embarrassed to buy it there just pick it up from Amazon by using the link on the left.
Natural Ways To Treat Hemorrhoids:
So, after trying preparation H, surgery, sitz baths, etc, I decided to go for the natural approach. Just to see if it would work. I’m not the kind of guy to buy into that kinda stuff, but I figured, it’s probably less expensive than another round of surgery, so let’s see what it has to offer. I learned a lot about supplements such as Witch Hazel Leaf, Horse Chestnut, Ginger Root, Aloe Vera and many others. After trying my hand at numerous different combinations I decided to search for any how-to guides that were out there. I stumbled across this particular site that offers pretty much tells you step by step how to cure hemorrhoids naturally. You can grab their free mini-course by clicking the link below. They also have an entire book which I would urge you to pick up that goes through numerous tips, hints and has step by step guides on how to cure your hemorrhoids naturally.
That was the method that worked for me. I purchased their e-book and my hemorrhoids were gone within 3 days. I loved having the money-back guarantee they have (which my doctor didn’t have with rubber band ligation) so you can pick it up, give it a shot, and if it doesn’t work, you can get your money back. For me though, this system was a godsend. No more mucus or blood on my toilet paper. No more fear of having colon cancer or something like that. Just peace of mind. I would suggest everyone, at the very least, pick up their free mini-course.
That’s all for now. Hope this helped!