Dr Oz: New Treatment To Relieve Hemorrhoids
Dr Oz said that 75% of people will have Hemorrhoids at some point in life, and to illustrate how you can treat or prevent them, he chose an Assistant of the Day.
Dr Oz: Hemorrhoids Risk Factors
The assistant, Joey Lynn, and her friends have experienced Hemorrhoids. She had hers after childbirth. Doctor Oz asked her to describe them, and she talked about bleeding and irritation.
In addition to Pregnancy, other risk factors can include Age, Constipation, a Low-Fiber Diet, Heavy Lifting, and even Excess Weight can lead to extra strain that ends in Hemorrhoids.
Dr Oz: How Hemorrhoids Cause Pain
Dr Oz took his lucky assistant to a model of the rectum, asking her to slide down this slide as he explained a few things about the anatomy. She was playing the causes of Hemorrhoids, and on either side of the slide was tissue lining the canal.
That can leave a raw surface behind, and Dr Oz sent her down the slide again to remove even more tissue. The end result can be engorged veins, and a vein can pop, almost like the balloon in the demonstration.
Dr Oz: Chamomile Tea Hemorrhoid Remedy
She said that she takes baths or uses anti-inflammatory medication to get relief. Dr Oz shared some of his favorite solutions for Hemorrhoids.
Of course, there is Hemorrhoid Ointment, which can be used on the bottom (or under the eyes as a beauty treatment).
You can get more Fiber in your diet from various snacks, such as Blackberries, Popcorn, and rinds from Fruit.
Chamomile Tea is great to drink, but in this case, Dr Oz suggested soaking bags in warm (but not hot) water. Apply it to the affected area for about five minutes for soothing relief.
Dr Oz: Hemorrhoid Laser Treatment
If these methods are not working, there are other options. The first is a Hemorrhoid Laser Treatment, a relatively new therapy that removes those balloon-like structures and ends the discomfort. However, the process requires multiple treatments, each costing about $500.
Dr Oz: Squat On The Toilet
The final tip from Dr Oz’s list was to change the way you go to the bathroom. Sitting can actually kink the opening, making it difficult for you to go. Instead, try squatting over the toilet, preventing anything from getting stuck where you do not want it to be.
Use magazines or a stool to support your feet and help you squat, changing the angle for more relaxed time in the bathroom.