8 Methods For Treating Hemorrhoids
Posted on: 10 March 2020 by James M Robinson
Some people think that only those who are pregnant can get hemorrhoids, but in truth, anyone can get hemorrhoids.
The condition, which produces symptoms such as pain, burning, bleeding, and itching, is caused by blood vessels around and in the rectum and anus that have become swollen. The following 8 tips can be used to prevent hemorrhoids from happening or treat them if they already exist.
8 methods for hemorrhoid treatment and prevention.
Hemorrhoids are extremely common in people, however it doesn’t make having them any easier. Here are 8 things you can do to help treat them and feel a lot easier.
1. Increase fiber consumption
Hemorrhoids are often caused by constipation. Constipation can be tackled by increasing the amount of fiber in your daily diet and drinking more water. Pharmacies sell fiber supplements, which can also be used to increase fiber consumption.
2. Try a topical solution
Burning, pain, and inflammation can all be reduced with the ingredients that are found in gels, ointments such as scheriproct, suppositories, and creams. These topical solutions come with instructions that show you the correct dosage to get the best effects. Ask a pharmacist if you need help choosing one.
3. Don't hold it in
Whenever you have to use the bathroom, do not hesitate. Try not to sit for a long time on the toilet and don't strain. These actions can cause increased blood flow to the rectal veins and loosen the muscles in the area.
4. Keep the area clean
Use an unscented disposable wet wipe, washcloth, or wet toilet paper to clean the anal area.
5. Use cold compresses
Around 3 to 4 times each day, apply a washcloth or gauze pad to the anus to stop itching. The washcloth or pad should be moistened with very cold water before use, and should be applied for 10 minutes.
6. Use the sitz bath technique
Pain can be lessened with a sitz bath. Warm water with or without baking soda and 10 to 15 minutes is all you need. You can also try the bath with cold water if you can handle it. The bath stimulates blood circulation and produces vasoconstrictor and anesthetic effects.
7. Don't lift anything that is heavy
Heavy boxes, grocery files, and even stacks of paper can be bad for hemorrhoids sufferers because of the pressure that is placed on the anal canal while lifting. Avoid lifting anything that might be too heavy and don't push yourself too hard when working out.
8. Maintain regular physical activity
Exercising on a regular basis will not only help you to lose weight, but it will also stimulate intestinal movement.
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