Hemorrhoids are obviously quite a painful condition. If you are suffering from them it is a pain that you almost certainly would not want to wish on your worst enemy. Thankfully though, and something many people fail to realize, is the fact that hemorrhoids is actually a fairly preventable condition. You will not be able to prevent it in every situation sadly. However; many people who take the initiative when it comes to learning how to prevent hemorrhoids find that they never end up suffering from the condition. On this page I want to take a little look at how to prevent hemorrhoids.
Fiber, Fiber, and a whole lot more Fiber
Most cases of hemorrhoids are actually down to a lack of fiber in the diet, or not enough at least. Fiber is vital for your digestive system. As you may know; it is fiber which will help smooth the path out for that stool. Not enough fiber means that your passing of stools will not become as regular. This will cause them to ‘harden up’. If they harden up then they become a great deal more difficult to pass. This will then put pressure on the blood vessels in the anus. Constant pushing will cause them to become irritated. This may eventually lead to hemorrhoids. So in short; more fiber in your diet is better. Try to get at least thirty grams a day. If you can’t reach that through your normal food intake then I suggest you supplement. Find out more about dietary fiber.
Fiber is not enough when it comes to how to prevent hemorrhoids. You will also need to get enough water into your diet too. Try to drink at least eight glasses a day. It will not only cause you to feel a great deal healthier overall, but it will also keep those bowel movements regular. It will also provide a great deal of water to the stool which in turn makes it a bit easier to pass.
There are a number of reasons as to why exercises can help with hemorrhoids. First and foremost; being overweight can put a severe amount of pressure on the lower half of your body. This means around the anus area. It should therefore not come as a surprise that the vast majority of people who suffer from hemorrhoids tend to be those who are overweight. If you combine regular exercise with a good diet plan and shift a few extra pounds (if you are overweight at least) then your chances of contracting hemorrhoids will plummet considerably. Read more about exercises for hemorrhoids
When it comes to avoiding hemorrhoids these are a big ‘Be Careful’. Laxatives may be useful in some situations. However they do cause you to ‘go’ a lot more than necessary. This will end up putting a severe amount of pressure on your anus and can lead to some rather severe hemorrhoids. You can use laxatives to a small extent. However it is really suggested that you do not go overboard with them due to the amount of problems that they can end up causing. Learn more about laxatives
Avoid Long Periods of Sitting or Standing
Both can contribute to the onset of hemorrhoids. I suggest that you mix it up a little. If you work in an office where you are mostly going to be sitting around then get up and have a walk for ten minutes or so every couple of hours. It will do you a world of good. Likewise; if you are standing for long periods of time do take the time to have a break. Not only will you have earned it, but the chances of suffering from hemorrhoids will dwindle considerably.
Don’t Fight the Urge to Pass a Stool?
Is Mother Nature calling? If she is; go to the toilet. When your body needs to go it is going to be a great deal easier to pass the stool. Your body is ‘screaming’ to let it out. If you do not heed its warning then you are going to end up causing problems for yourself. If you have to ‘wait until later’ then it is likely you are going to have to strain. As mentioned previously; this is going to cause some rather severe problems around the anal area which can in turn lead to hemorrhoids if you are not careful.
Do NOT Strain
This is probably one of the best pieces of advice that I can give you when it comes to how to prevent hemorrhoids. If you strain you are going to be causing yourself quite a lot of problems. If you can’t get the stool out in a couple of minutes then come back later or when the ‘urge’ bites you. Not only is straining going to cause some rather complex problems but the whole idea of sitting on the toilet for long periods of time can also cause plenty of issues.
Whilst we are on the subject of passing stools; it is probably worth trying to purchase tissue paper which is not scented and the like. Why? Well; because in order to get those scents the manufacturers have to add a ton of chemicals to the paper. In some cases these chemicals can very quickly irritate the blood vessels which can cause them to swell up (i.e. hemorrhoids). You also want to make sure that you don’t wipe too hard. You will know you are if you see blood on the paper. This again is going to cause inflammation if you are not careful.
This is a very quick guide on how to prevent hemorrhoids. To be fair though; this is all that you are really going to need. If you follow the tips and tricks on this page then you will be better placed than most people for keeping those hemorrhoids at bay. If per chance you do end up with the condition then STILL follow these tips and tricks. They will help your hemorrhoids clear up a whole lot faster.