Almost all adults will find themselves bothered by painful hemorrhoids one or more times. They are especially bothersome during pregnancy, and after the birth of the baby. Any adult can get hemorrhoids if they strain when using the bathroom, especially from constipation. Some of the insights here may be able to aid in prevention and cure for this painful malady.
Thoroughly cleaning your rectal area is essential if you have hemorrhoids. A moist towelette is preferable to toilet paper, and it will probably be more comfortable, too. Hemorrhoid swelling and pain can be relieved by a sitz bath of warm water. Allow yourself to soak for roughly 20 minutes.
One way to lower your risk of developing external hemorrhoids is to practice better bathroom hygiene. Opt for softer toilet tissue that will not leave residue or paper behind, and keep a box of moistened wipes in the bathroom for use after each and every bowel movement.
When fighting hemorrhoids, avoid exposing irritated and inflamed tissues to personal hygiene products which have dyes, essential oils, and fragrances. Even brief contact with these ingredients may cause sharp pain, burning and inflammation.
If you get hemorrhoids often you should be certain that you drink more water. Drinking plenty of water will soften your stools. Another tip that will help you is by decreasing the caffeine and alcohol that you drink.
Cold treatments are usually effective at relieving the stinging pain of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can cause a good bit of pain. An ice pack applied to the area can decrease pain and reduce swelling. Also apply heat to the area between using the ice pack. Sitting in a warm bath and alternating with an ice pack application, can also help reduce pain and swelling of hemorrhoids to make you more comfortable.
Not scratching your irritated hemorrhoids is a difficult feat of determination! Scratching will only serve to create tears and fissures. If they are ripped open they are going to cause you far more pain, and open your body to getting bacterial infections.
Losing weight can make your hemorrhoid condition easier. Hemorrhoids usually affect those who are overweight. Extra weight puts a lot of strain on your lower body, including your anal veins. You want to try and lose weight, so eat foods high in fiber so you can take some of this pressure from your body. Take care not to use laxatives too frequently, either to assist you in losing weight or as a treatment method for your hemorrhoids, because your body can develop an unhealthy dependence on them.
Feel free to use a hemorrhoid cream, but don’t overdo it. While they don’t actually provide any treatment, they do slightly numb the affected area. Make sure you get approval from your doctor before you try and use them past a week. Over-using certain creams can cause more damage than good.
Almost all grownups, as we mentioned before, will have at least one hemorrhoid flare up and many suffer from recurring problems. By following the proper diet and getting regular exercise, this painful condition may be avoided.