Hemorrhoids can be a real pain in the…well, you know. Experts estimate that roughly half of all adults will deal with hemorrhoids at some point in their life, and knowledge of what can cause or contribute to the development of this pesky ailment, as well as how to lessen its effects, is essential.
Although it maybe tempting to enjoy a hot bath when you’re suffering the pain and irritation of hemorrhoids, avoid doing this. Stick to warm water instead, and do not add any products to the water that contain dyes, fragrances, or essential oils. These ingredients are notorious irritants for hemorrhoids.
It is very important to get the proper nutrients in your body if you are trying to reduce the symptoms of hemorrhoids. When you wake up in the morning eat an orange or an apple. These fruits will give you the vitamins that you need to improve blood circulation for your hemorrhoids.
If you find that you are in constant pain from hemorrhoids and you are overweight, you may want to consider starting a serious diet and fitness routine. If you can lose some weight, you will eliminate some of the pressure that the extra weight is putting on the veins that are in the anus, which causes the hemorrhoids.
If you have hemorrhoids, make sure that you do not scratch the affected area, regardless of how much it itches. Scratching can lead to extra irritation and redness, which can increase the longevity of your condition. Resisting the temptation of scratching will go a long way in improving your condition. Use a cream to lessen the itching. Wipe the area with wetwipes after a bowel movement. This also prevents irritation.
Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Sitting can put unnecessary pressure on your hemorrhoids. Though you may have to sit for work, try to work in times when you can stand for short intervals and relieve the pressure. Conversely, it is also wise not to stand constantly for too long and in this case incorporate a pattern of sitting breaks.
You should drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water each day to help you to prevent hemorrhoids. Also, water is needed to soften your stool which will also reduce the pain related to hemorrhoids. Limiting alcohol and caffeine intake can also work in your favor, as they both promote loss of water from your body. Keep yourself hydrated, drink enough water.
Water is a great way to reduce the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Soak in lukewarm water for ten minutes after passing a bowel movement and use a cold wet towel to reduce the inflammation. You may want to consider a portable sitz bath, available in all drug stores.
Although hemorrhoids can often be a painful, uncomfortable ailment, the good news is that there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms and get the relief that you crave. You now have a solid understanding of factors contributing to the development of hemorrhoids, and what you can do to manage your symptoms.