How to Prevent Hemorrhoids?

Q:
How to prevent hemorrhoids?

A:
Hemorrhoids, as quite common conditions, can be quite painful and embarrassing. But don’t worry. These simple strategies can help prevent hemorrhoid pain from getting in the way of your life.

Eat fiber-rich food: Doing so softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids.

Great food sources of fiber include:

  • Legumes, such as split peas, lentils, black beans, lima beans, and baked beans
  • Whole grains, such as barley, bran flakes, oatmeal, and brown rice
  • Vegetables, such as artichoke, green peas, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
  • Fruits, such as raspberries, pears, apples, and bananas

Drink Enough Water: Drinking enough water helps prevent constipation and therefore decreases straining

Get Plenty of Exercise: Staying active reduces your time spent sitting and putting pressure on the veins in your lower rectum.

Don’t Fight the Urge. When you wait until you decide you have the time to move your bowels, success will be far more elusive and straining far more likely.

Avoid Straining. Straining and putting more pressure on the veins in your rectum is one of the most common causes of painful or bleeding hemorrhoids.

If, unfortunately, you get the condition, don’t be afraid as hemorrhoid is not a life-threatening condition. Home remedies may cure most cases.

 

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