This Food Heals Hemorrhoids

This Food Heals Hemorrhoids
The Journal of Nutraceuticals and Food Science has just published a
literature review on how one natural food supplement treats the most
severe hemorrhoids.
Researchers traced the causes of hemorrhoids back to three habits that
they called deranged defecation habits (beautiful term, is not it?).
They found that this natural food supplement counteracted these
Psyllium husk, a type of fiber commonly sold in powder form, is the
secret. According to a study published in the Journal Minerva
Gastroenterologica E Dietologica, psyllium husk can be used to treat
even the most severe hemorrhoids.
First, it is important to understand how your bathroom habits are
causing hemorrhoids and making your pre-existing ones even worse.
These habits, which were also found to be responsible for the
development of new hemorrhoids, were excessive straining, prolonged
defecation time, and too frequent bowel movements.
If these are the causes, the solutions are surely straightforward. Adopt
some new defecation habits — do it for a short time once a day, and do
not strain. How does one do that?
Their answer is to eat enough fiber in the form of psyllium husk. The
researchers recommend 5–6 teaspoons with 600 ml of water per day
(around 20 ounces of water).
They recruited 85 patients with severe hemorrhoids who had been
referred for surgery.
After 40 months of taking psyllium husk supplements and following
new defecation habits, 68 percent of patients were highly satisfied with
a huge improvement, and hemorrhoids improved in 56.5 percent of all
So why does psyllium husk work so well?
It is a soluble fiber. When consumed, it absorbs water in your
intestines, therefore softens stools, and reduces constipation, which is
the main reason for the straining that can lead to hemorrhoids.
Chronic diarrhea, a less common but possible cause of hemorrhoids,
can also be treated with psyllium husk because it bulks up your stools.
Psyllium husk is great, but to get rid of hemorrhoids for good in days,
you need to address the real underlying cause. That is all about
changing the two habits explained here (and they have nothing to do
with fiber)…