HemorrhoidsCure.com’s Top Tips for Avoiding Hemorrhoids:
- Don’t Sit in the Same Position for Long – Being stuck in one position (whether sitting or standing) can put you at risk for hemorrhoids, and can also make existing hemorrhoids even bigger.
- Take Breaks – Short, frequent breaks from whatever you are doing. For example, if you drive around the city most of the day, take a few minutes to stretch and walk around. This will help regulate pressure in your rectal and pelvic areas, and can also be beneficial to your overall circulation.
- Don’t Strain Yourself – Practice ergonomics when lifting heavy objects. For example, lift with your legs, and not your back. When you lift with your legs, your strong leg muscles are doing most of the work and your back and all other associated regions are spared from excessive straining.
- Breathe Deeply – Don’t forget to breathe deeply especially when lifting the object. Holding your breath will only increase internal pressure, which has a direct impact on your GI tract and many other parts of your body.
- Eat Whole Foods – Make an effort to eat whole foods that are rich in fiber. Fiber helps clear the GI tract and also softens stools. Your daily nutrition is the biggest factor that affects a person’s ability to ward off hemorrhoids. One of the main problems with many people’s diets is that fiber is often ignored, or put on the back burner, because in order to get fiber naturally, a person has to consume regular servings of fruits and vegetables. It is recommended that you get at least 18 grams of fiber every day. If you can increase this number to 25 grams per day, then you are on your way to preventing hemorrhoids for good, because fiber is really effective in cleansing the GI tract and removing harmful waste from the body.
- Take Fiber Supplements – Fiber softens a person’s stools. If your not getting enough fiber from your food, boost your intake with a supplement. If you have relatively soft stool, you will be able to easily eject the stool without much effort. You also won’t have to rely on squeezing motions to get rid of feces anymore, which is good if you have hemorrhoids right now. Eating large servings of salad during dinner or lunch time can help supply much needed fiber in your diet.
- Drink Lots of Water – You can best rehydrate throughout the day by drinking just water. Soda contains water, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good for your GI tract (or for your health, generally). Drinking too much soda can also make bowel movements more difficult in the long term.
- Exercise – If you can take a 30 minute walk every day, do it. Exercise improves muscle tone and your circulatory system in general. This has a direct impact on your ability to prevent hemorrhoids in the future.
- Spend More Time with John Crapper – You should visit the bathroom more regularly, and remember: do not strain to eject your stools. Let the body remove it for you. There is no need to apply excessive internal force to remove stools. If you strain, your hemorrhoids will most likely be injured in the process.
Don’t Get Pregnant –
- Guys – consider yourselves lucky on this one. Women should know that you have a higher risk of developing hemorrhoids, because the amniotic sac and the baby are both exerting additional pressure on your pelvic region. This additional pressure can exacerbate existing hemorrhoids, and can even trigger the development of new ones. You can reduce the internal pressure by sleeping on your side. This can be difficult for some women, but trust us, it does help. This guideline is especially important during the last six months of your pregnancy.