Hemorrhoids are not dangerous nor are they life threatening but they can be painful. The symptoms of hemorrhoids usually leave after a few days although some people never have any. This article can help you recognize the signs and to reduce the severity of the hemorrhoid symptoms and pain.
Consider enhancing your hygiene habits, and the products you use in the bathroom, in order to help prevent painful external hemorrhoids flareups.
Use soft toilet paper that does not leave paper or residue behind, and use moist wipes after every bowel movement.
You can reduce the amount of swelling and sharp, stinging pain by making and applying a sterilized ice pack or compress to the rectal and perineal areas. Wrap the compress in a thin, lint-free cloth to avoid additional irritation and apply it to the affected area for up to fifteen minutes at a time, as many times during the day as possible.
If you are prone to hemorrhoids and you have a job that requires a lot of sitting, then you need to get up and move a few minutes each hour. Exercise is very important in the prevention and treatment of hemorrhoids. Also, you will want to refrain from heavy lifting and anal intercourse to avoid the risk of developing hemorrhoids.
Try to limit the amount of sitting that you do during the course of the day. Remaining stagnant in your seat can lead to a lot of irritation and can strain your affected area of skin. If you are at work, limit the sitting that you do to improve your condition.
One of the things that you will need to be aware of with hemorrhoids is the impact of coughing. Try to refrain from coughing as much as possible, since this motion can strain the area of your body that is affected. Take medication if you are not able to control your cough.
To treat existing as well as prevent new hemorrhoids from forming, every time you have a bowel movement, use any of the readily available over-the-counter hemorrhoid wipes or pads to gently cleanse yourself after wiping. The pads are treated with witch hazel and provide instant relief from pain and itching as well as help to shrink hemorrhoid tissues.
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids then you may want to consider purchasing some witch hazel. You can apply the witch hazel to them topically. Witch hazel has been shown to effectively reduce the size if hemorrhoids which in consequence lessens the itching and pain that you will suffer because of them.
Oddly enough, lifting heavy objects can be a risk factor for hemorrhoids. Lifting heavy items puts your body under similar stress to the stress of trying to have a bowel movement when your stool is too hard. If you get hemorrhoids regularly, avoid heavy lifting.
As previously discussed, hemorrhoids are not life endangering although they can be painful and inconvenient. They are also easily treated at home and only last a few days. Following the advise in this article can educate you about the signs and symptoms and can offer treatment methods as well as ways to prevent them from reoccurring.