Haemorrhoids, or piles, are swellings of inflamed blood vessels. They’re found in and around the rectum and anus, according to the NHS.
Symptoms are usually difficult to spot, and some people don’t even realise they have piles.
But, they can cause bleeding after passing a stool, or a mucus discharge after passing a stool.
Aloe vera gel could be used to treat the condition, it’s been revealed.
“Haemorrhoids are an extremely common problem,” said medical website Healthline.
“To make them more tolerable, you can use home remedies to treat them.”
The Cleveland Clinic added: “The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera may help soothe inflammation of haemorrhoids.
“Although research isn’t available for its use for haemorrhoids specifically, it has shown some benefit for other inflammatory skin conditions.”
Witch hazel may also tighten the skin and acts a natural anti-inflammatory.
The gel could even reduce pain, itching and bleeding until haemorrhoids disappear.
Submerging the buttocks and hips in warm water is one of the best home remedies for getting rid of piles, said the Cleveland Clinic.
“Generally, experts recommend people with painful haemorrhoids sit in warm water for 15 minutes, several times a day — especially after a bowel movement.”
Haemorrhoids aren’t usually painful, unless their blood supply is interrupted or slows down.
See your GP if you’re showing persistent or severe signs of piles.
The doctor can diagnose the condition by a quick and easy internal examination of your back passage, said the NHS.
While the condition usually clears up by itself, some simple treatments can be bought at a pharmacy without a prescription.