Hemorrhoids (or hemroids) are also known as piles. Although they can be extremely unpleasant and painful for many people, they can be easily treated and are very preventable. As hemorrhoids generally get worse as time goes by, health care professionals say they should be treated as soon as they appear.
There are many ways to reduce your chances of suffering from hemorrhoids, primarily revolving around the hardness of your stool. If your stools are always soft your chances of developing hemorrhoids are greatly reduced.
You can help prevent hemorrhoids in the following ways:
- Fruits and vegetables: Including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet will help keep your stools soft.
- Nutrition: if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, your stools will nearly always be soft. If you drink plenty of fluids your stools are more likely to be soft (this does not include alcohol)
- Straining: when you go to the toilet try not to strain or hold your breath, as this creates pressure in the veins in the lower rectum
- Go when you need to: if you have the urge to go to the toilet, go. Do not wait. The longer you wait, the drier the stools will be
- Be physically active: physical inactivity, sitting or standing still for long periods puts pressure on the veins
- Keep your bodyweight down: obesity an overweight significantly raise a person’s risk of having hemorrhoids.
Are you suffering from hemorrhoids? There are many non-surgical and even painless options for treating hemorrhoids but it is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Call a hemorrhoid specialist today and treat those pesky hemorrhoids!
Source: Medical News Today