People afflicted with hemorrhoids have swollen or inflamed veins around their anus or lower rectum. It is a painful and embarrassing disease but fortunately it is rarely life-threatening and it is relatively easy to cure.
One of the most obvious symptoms of hemorrhoids is bleeding in the anus or blood in the stool. A person who experienced the said symptoms should consult a doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis.
In most cases, hemorrhoids can be cured by simple changes in diet and lifestyle. There are also many home treatments that can be done to relieve hemorrhoids. If home treatments fail to cure hemorrhoids, then medical treatment will be necessary.
For those who want to prevent or cure hemorrhoids naturally, you can try using virgin coconut oil (VCO).
Why is VCO an Effective Cure for Hemorrhoids?
Virgin coconut oil (VCO) contains many properties that are beneficial to the body so regular consumption can prevent and cure many diseases including hemorrhoids.
Coconut oil contains healthy fat and is rich in saturated medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), fatty acids that are easily digested and absorbed the body. When absorbed, the body uses MCTs as energy so it increases metabolism. The MCT’s also contains lauric acid which plays a very important role in maintaining a strong immune system. It also has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Using Virgin coconut oil can effectively prevent and cure hemorrhoids because it prevents constipation and can relieve inflammation.
How to Use Coconut Oil to Cure Hemorrhoids
Coconut oil can be applied topically to cure external hemorrhoids:
Make sure that the affected area is clean before applying coconut oil. You can choose to apply witch hazel on the hemorrhoid first. Use a cotton ball for application.
Then using a fresh cotton ball, apply coconut oil generously on affected area by using a clean cotton ball. Do this two times a day or every time you use the bathroom. Repeat the procedure for at least three days and the hemorrhoid is expected to shrink or completely disappear.
Remember to practice hygiene when applying coconut oil. To preserve the quality of VCO, always use a clean and unused cotton ball when getting coconut oil to ensure the quality of VCO. You may also choose to separate the VCO you used for the bathroom and the one you will use for other purposes.