Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum and anus. They often result from pressure placed on the veins when you strain during bowel movements. Hemorrhoids are a very common condition.
Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. When an internal hemorrhoid prolapses (bulges outward) through the anus, it can bring with it mucus that can aggravate the irritation and cause itching. Passing stool can also cause further irritation and make the itching even worse.
You may be able to relieve the itching and help heal your hemorrhoids using home remedies. Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be an effective home remedy for a number of conditions. But can it work for hemorrhoids? Read on to learn the research and ways to treat hemorrhoids at home.