We’ve discussed much about the sitz bath so far, including sitz bath recipes, sitz bath instructions, but we haven’t really touched on the burning question: does a sitz bath for hemorrhoids cure hemorrhoids?
Sitz Bath For Hemorrhoids – Research
So I thought I would do some research on the idea and see if I could find any documentation on whether they actually worked or not. First place I went was to my girlfriend’s medical books, she’s studying to be an RN; and found some info on them “relieving” hemorrhoids, but I could not find anything that said they actually cure hemorrhoids. So that was disappointing.
So of course I visited the next great resource of information: the all knowing Internet. Well I’ll tell you something and save you a lot of research. There was not one site that I could find that stated that a sitz bath regiment could actually cure hemorrhoids. Not one. And that’s not surprising. To cure a medical problem you generally have to do something about the cause of the trouble.
Sitz Bath For Hemorrhoids -The Truth
The sitz bath is designed to ease the suffering of the hemorrhoid sufferer, not to eliminate the cause of the hemorrhoids in the first place. While it will ease your pain, if something else isn’t done to stop the problem before it starts you’ll be using them for the rest of your life. Obviously that may not be the case if you’re a first time sufferer or have developed the condition because of unusual circumstances like pregnancy.
In those situations the hemorrhoids may go away on their own, and you may just need a little treatment to ease the pain and swelling. The chronic sufferer, however, is going to have to do something a little more effective to rid themselves of the condition. The sitz bath is not going to cut it there. It’s time to take some action, stop using a sitz bath for hemorrhoids, and try something that might actually work.