CBD Oil for haemorrhoids or piles17 February 2022
Haemorrhoids… Not a subject many people like to discuss. Still, they are more common than you might expect. And if you do have haemorrhoids, or piles they can be a serious source of discomfort. So how can CBD help you relieve the pain, the irritation, and the swelling? Or could CBD Oil even help to prevent haemorrhoids before they begin? Read all about it here!
All about haemorrhoids…
Haemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins situated in or around the anus and rectum. Stretching of their vascular walls can cause inflammation, irritation, pain, itching, and bleeding. Haemorrhoids can manifest as interior or exterior piles. Although haemorrhoids can be a severe nuisance and the cause of grave discomfort, they are in fact quite easy to prevent and to treat, including with natural supplements like CBD Oil.
What causes haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids are usually caused by increased pressure on the rectal walls. Applying too much pressure while defecating is one example, but there are in fact many other causes. Piles can also result from poor circulation, spending too much time seated, chronic diarrhoea, pregnancy, or poor dietary habits.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of piles vary between individuals depending on their specific type. As external haemorrhoids occur on the outside of the sphincter, they can cause anal pain or itches, particularly if you remain seated for too long. Adding insult to injury, the urge to scratch will only make matters worse. The good news is, however, that most external piles disappear after five days on average.
Internal haemorrhoids are located inside the rectum, posterior to the sphincter. This variant of piles can lead to occasional blood traces in the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl.
Piles can be prevented by adjusting one’s lifestyle and dietary habits. This may sound self-evident, but choosing healthy nutrition is crucial. A high-fibre diet will lead to regular bowel movement. Try to skip processed foods whenever possible, cut down on your sugar intake, and eat more wholegrain products. Drinking lots of water can make your stool more supple and improve your digestion.
Make sure to get plenty of exercise, too! Taking a long walk can really improve bowel movement. Paying attention to the signals of your body is equally important. Go to the toilet as soon as you feel the urge. Delaying will only make your next toilet visit that much harder…
What else can you do about piles?
If you are interested in natural remedies for piles, these tried and tested classics are worth considering:
- Aloe vera has long been used to treat various skin conditions, including haemorrhoids. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce skin irritation. Be sure to use pure variants when looking for gels and creams. Aloe vera drinks can help ease your bowels, which can help prevent piles rather than curing them;
- Moisturized toilet paper can feel more comfortable than regular toilet paper. Some of these contain aloe vera, too: that’s double value! Do make sure they do not contain alcohol or perfume, because these will add to skin irritation instead of reducing it;
- Take hot baths. They can be relaxing, easing possible irritation while adding to hygiene. Adding some bittersalt to the water can help, too;
- Perhaps you’ll find more relief in cold compresses. Place the compress on the painful spot for no longer than fifteen minutes. Caution: never apply ice cubes directly onto your delicate parts! This can cause frostbite in extreme cases, which will lead to a whole new level of problems!
How can CBD Oil help against haemorrhoids?
Even though we are awaiting further research into how exactly CBD Oil can help treat haemorrhoids, we can list several effects of cannabidiol that could be effective against piles. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and gastrointestinal potential are particularly interesting.
CBD Oil for pain and inflammation
Multiple studies have pointed out how CBD Oil can help relieve pain and inflammation; the main symptoms of piles. In addition, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD Oil can help prevent haemorrhoids before they develop.
CBD Oil for improved bowel movement
Constipation can give you the impression that you need to apply pressure while passing stool. Applying too much pressure, however, is an important cause of piles. CBD Oil can help ease bowel movements by its soothing effects on the digestive system. This can help reduce or prevent piles; especially when combined with improved diet habits as described above.
CBD Oil for anxiety
Research has demonstrated that people who face pain symptoms are more likely to develop anxiety. Such studies have linked conditions such as arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, migraines, and piles to heightened anxiety levels.
Fortunately, CBD may prove useful here, since research has demonstrated its anxiolytic potential. CBD Oil has also been investigated for its positive effects on serotonin, a neurotransmitter called the ‘happy hormone’ for good reason.
CBD Oil for varicose veins
You may wonder what varicose veins have to do with piles. The fact is that both conditions are caused by excessive pressure in blood vessels. Recent studies have shown that CBD has vasodilatory properties, which means it can help widen blood vessels. Widened vessels leave more room for circulation, which in turn lowers blood pressure. This is where varicose veins and piles are similar, and it suggests another way in which CBD Oil may help counter and prevent haemorrhoids.
CBD Oil or other supplements against haemorrhoids?
CBD Oil is not the only supplement you could try against haemorrhoids. There are many different kinds of supplements containing CBD. Although our oil has a full spectrum formula that contains the greatest variety of different cannabinoids, using a salve or nutrition containing CBD may offer more practical relief for piles. We list the CBD products that are most likely to offer solutions.
CBD Cream or Salve
If you are having a bad day with increased pain or itches, you can apply our CBD Argan Salve directly onto the affected spots. The CBD and soothing argan oil are quickly absorbed by the skin, allowing for fast anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-itch effects.
We have a full range of CBD nutrition products, from CBD Chocolate to our single origin CBD Coffee Beans. Still, our CBD Oatmeal is probably our best alternative for oil in case of haemorrhoids. This practical nutritional supplement lets you start your morning with a daily dose of cannabidiol as well as a healthy source of energy and – crucially – dietary fibre to improve bowel movement.
As you can see, CBD Oil has much to offer for anyone affected by haemorrhoids. Head over to our web shop and take your pick from our wide range of pure quality top CBD supplements!