Hemorrhoids are a condition that I would not even wish on my worst enemy. The pain that people go through as a result of suffering from this condition is massive. There is nothing more uncomfortable than having to sit on swollen blood vessels. Thankfully, there are a number of ways in which you can prevent hemorrhoids rearing their ugly head. On this page I want to highlight a few of these hemorrhoid prevention methods.
How To Prevent Hemorrhoids Naturally
The first thing that you are going to need to change is your diet. In fact, your diet is most of the battle when it comes to hemorrhoid prevention. As you may know, you will want those stools to come out ‘easily’. Straining is just going to cause those blood vessels to swell up quite quickly. This is obviously not what you want. You are going to want to get more high-fiber foods into your diet (do not ramp up the amount you eat too quickly though as that is just asking for problems!) You will want to eat more fruits and vegetables (try to get at least five portions a day of these). These will all contribute towards softening the stool somewhat. This is not only going to help to prevent hemorrhoids but it is also a nice little trick that you can use to deal with hemorrhoids if you are already suffering from them. Basically; improve your diet. Eat healthier and you will be much healthier. Try not to forget those eight glasses of water a day!
Many people find that establishing a routine for eating will reduce the symptoms of hemorrhoids quite quickly. This is because having an odd eating pattern will increase the chances of you suffering from indigestion. If you are suffering from indigestion then your chances of suffering from hemorrhoids will increase quite quickly. You are therefore going to want to avoid doing that.
Of course, diet is not everything. You will also want to ensure that you exercise regularly. You will want to do at least thirty minutes of exercise a day. You really do not have to do anything too strenuous. A quick walk outside will be suffice. The idea is to get your body slightly healthier.
Obesity will put a lot of pressure on the anus. Therefore if you are overweight then you are going to need to make sure that you do absolutely everything in your power to ensure that you bring your weight down. The majority of people who do end up suffering from hemorrhoids will be those who are overweight. If you are the correct weight for somebody of your height and gender then your risk of suffering from the condition will shoot down astronomically. There is plenty of information available online for those who want to start dieting in order to bring down their weight. I suggest that you take a look at it. Even if you do not want to lose weight for hemorrhoid prevention it is still going to be ideal because you will reduce the chances of suffering from a whole host of other conditions.
Your toilet habits are also going to have to change. As soon as you need to go then make sure you go. If you do not go when you get the urge then the stool inside of you will start to dry up. This is going to make it a lot more difficult for you to pass. If something is too difficult to pass then it will put a lot of strain on those blood vessels causing them to swell up. This being said; it is also important that you do not strain whilst you are using the toilet. This means not holding your breath when you try to pass a stool. This is going to put a lot of pressure on the anus and that of course is going to lead to hemorrhoids.
Sticking to the toilet habits train of thought, it is important that you ensure that your anal area is clean every time you pass a stool. To do this use a damp toilet paper (soft preferably and unscented) in the area. Do not wipe too hard and make sure that there is little moisture left behind. A dirty anal area, and one which is wiped too hard, can very quickly lead to severe bleeding (if you notice blood on the tissue whilst wiping then you are doing it far too hard). If you continue to irritate the rectal area then you are going to find that those hemorrhoids will swell up quite quickly. This is going to cause you a lot of problems in the future. If you are already suffering from hemorrhoids then you may wish to ditch the toilet paper all together. Instead you may wish to take a shower in order to ‘clean’ out the area. If you are going to shower then it is important that you only use water to clear the anus. You do not want to use shower cream (even creams which have been designed for ‘sensitive areas’), this is because the creams are packed to the brim with all sorts of chemicals which can quite easily irritate the blood vessels. All it takes is a bit of water to clean out the area anyway. Once you have done that you will be able to ‘pat’ it dry with a towel and you will be done.
Part of Hemorrhoid Prevention is ensuring that as little strain as possible is placed on the anus. When you sit down you are going to be putting a LOT of strain on those blood vessels. It comes as no surprise that those who are often diagnosed with this condition are those who spend hours upon hours sitting down at a time.
Try to have a little walk about once in a while. It will do you a lot of good. It is important that you also do not sit for too long on the toilet. This is perhaps the worst culprit for causing hemorrhoid symptoms to appear. This should go ‘hand in hand’ with not straining to pass a stool. If it does not look like it is going to pass then do not force it out. Leave it for a couple of hours and try again.
As I said, as soon as you get the urge to go then you really should make time to go. There are plenty of people out there who have set themselves a routine for using the toilet. If you stick to a routine then you may find that it becomes a great deal easier to pass stools. Your body will know just when to go. This will cause very little strain on the anus.
Be Careful with Heavy Lifting
Those who lift heavy objects regularly find that they are extremely prone to hemorrhoids. This is because lifting the object will put a LOT of pressure on the anus. If your job involves a lot of heavy lifting then do try to take breaks from time to time. You may even wish to ask somebody to help you to lift the heaviest objects. Sadly there is very little way in which to avoid hemorrhoids if you are constantly lifting heavy items. There are plenty of guides available online which detail correct lifting technique, but even with proper lifting you will unfortunately still be putting a lot of weight on the lower of your body.
Final Words on Hemorrhoid Prevention
As you can see, there are a number of different techniques that you can use to ensure that the risks of your suffering from hemorrhoids are minimized. I am sure that if you put half of these techniques into action (although you should do them all, they will not take much extra effort), you will find that the chances of you suffering from hemorrhoids will dwindle down to almost zero. There is still a small risk, but it is nothing that you are going to have to worry too much about.
Remember, these hemorrhoid prevention techniques will go a long way towards ensuring that you avoid hemorrhoids. Sadly this condition is not 100% preventable. No matter how much you try to avoid the condition there is still a slim chance that it will present itself. As soon as you notice the symptoms of hemorrhoids I seriously suggest that you start treatment. The earlier you begin treatment the more manageable the condition is going to be. Read more about hemorrhoid pain relief.
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