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Yesterday we spoke of farting and hemorrhoids . . . so today let's finish this topic.

So what is this "pain in our butt" really all about???

Well . . . "Hemorrhoids" are swollen veins in the lower rectum and are also called "piles".

Now . . . Internal "hemorrhoids" are usually painless, but tend to bleed. And can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods of time on the toilet, or having chronic diarrhea or constipation.

Where external "hemorrhoids" may just cause pain. The most common cause is also repeated straining while having a bowel movement. And are usually found beneath the skin that surrounds the anus.

So what irritates hemorrhoids?

Well . . . other than what we mentioned above . . . straining!

Certain foods can cause a flare up and if you consume these foods all the time . . .

they can leave you in a world of discomfort.

Foods to avoid would be . . .

Cheese, chips, fast food, ice cream, meat, prepared foods such as some frozen dinners and frozen snack foods and processed foods such as hot dogs.

So how do we cure this discomfort???

Well . . . a mild case of "hemorrhoid" symptoms will normally go away on their own.

And depending on how severe the symptoms are, will determine if you need to consult your doctor. But most "hemorrhoid" symptoms will be relieved with a simple lifestyle change within 2 to 7 days.

And what would that lifestyle change be you ask? . . .

Well . . . that would be eating more high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

And with that being said . . . there are also some herbs that can help . . . such as Goldenrod (solidago virgaurea) that is used topically in traditional herbal medicine to reduce inflammation of hemorrhoids,

Another herb is Neem seeds. Applying this oil on the affected area twice a day reduces pain and itching, which will reduce the probability of worsening the problem. Neem can be used for both internal and external application on hemorrhoids.

And finally . . . a plant called "Moringa oleifera". It's often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree or the horseradish tree. And "Moringa" has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits.

You see . . . it has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. This little plant is a winner.

Side note: Moringa can only be used on a short term basis to be safe. Not more than 90 days.

So if you're are a sufferer . . . get some relief today.

As always, feel free to contact me here

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