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How can you prevent hemorrhoids?

Can you prevent hemorrhoids? Yes, you can prevent hemorrhoids. The following strategies can help you to get rid of hemorrhoid from your life.

 

Add more fibre

If you have infrequent bowel movements, you may suffer from hemorrhoids. There is a very natural way to make bowel movement regular. You need to add more fiber to your body. You can do that by adding more fibre to your diet or by using supplements. Even though it may increase gas, you need to do that if you want to get rid of hemorrhoids. All you have to do is add 25 to 30 g of fibre every day. Some of the very good sources of fibre are legumes (lentils, split peas, black beans, lima beans and baked beans), whole grains (barley, oatmeal, bran flakes and brown rice), vegetables (Greenpeace, broccoli, artichoke and Brussels sprouts) and fruits (pears, apples, bananas and raspberries).

Be careful with the laxatives

If you're using a laxative because you are constipated, then probably you need it but you should be careful with some of the laxatives. Fiber supplements like psyllium capsules can help you to become more regular when you are constipated and they also help you in prevention of hemorrhoids. You have to be very choosy about laxatives. Find out which laxatives work fine with your body and use only them. Probably osmotic laxatives are the best ones for you because they helping preventing hemorrhoids. These laxatives increase the water content in the gut and thereby reduce constipation.

Exercise

If you want to get rid of hemorrhoids, you will also need to exercise and you will need plenty of it. If you exercise more, the possibility of getting rid of hemorrhoid will increase. When you exercise, your colon will stay more regular. However, you have to be careful about the type of exercises you are engaged in. You should not try exercises that put too much pressure in your abdominal parts. You should also avoid weightlifting because it will cause training and will result in hemorrhoid formation. Keeping yourself active and fit will ensure that you are not spending more time sitting. It will also reduce the pressure put on the veins in your lower rectum. It is good for you to stay away from lifting heavy weights and such other activities which may strain your body. There are plenty of moderate exercise is available such as yoga, walking, swimming etc. which will not increase your hemorrhoid problem but rather will help you by keeping your organs in fine condition.

Drink more water

If you're suffering from hemorrhoids, it also means that you probably are drinking less water than required. You will need to increase your water intake. When you have adequate water, it helps you by ensuring healthy bowel movements. By drinking more water you can prevent constipation and thereby reduce haemorrhoid problem. You need to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day to make sure that you gradually get rid of haemorrhoids. Drinking more water will also offer you other health benefits.

Go with the urge

If you have an urge, you should not stop it. Go with it. This may seem very simple but it is a very effective method of keeping hemorrhoids away. You cannot ignore Mother Nature and when you do that, problems arise. Listen to your body and relieve yourself whenever necessary. If you have a habit of stopping your urges, it may be a very detrimental habit in the long run and you should avoid it at any cost.

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References
1. Hemorrhoid No More
2. Hemorrhoids: Modern Remedies for an Ancient Disease
3. Hemorrhoids