7 Lifestyle Suggestions to Avoid Piles (Hemorrhoids)
In the condition of hemorrhoids or piles veins present in rectum or anus swell, thus creating painful situation. Major symptom of this disease is bleeding while passing bowel and itching. There are certain lifestyle changes and few home remedies for hemorrhoids which can give substantial relief and can help to avoid piles and piles surgery.
- Stay Hydrated
Although most of us know that drinking water is vital for health, but how many of us follow it rigorously? Intakes of water prevent hemorrhoids and it is as crucial as eating healthy diet. It reduces constipation, and causes smooth movement of bowels. Thus, it is recommended to take six to eight glasses of water in a day for keeping digestive system up and running.
- Don’t Make Your Bathroom a Library
If you are in a habit of spending unnecessary time in bathroom, avoid it. Remove magazines or newspapers from your water tank as your bathroom is not a reading room. Why? Sitting for more time on toilet seat puts pressure on the bowel movement, and also gives more stress to the blood vessels of anal. Both the situations may lead to hemorrhoids.
- Go When It is Needed
It sounds quite obvious, but most of us ignore it. Delay in passing stool makes it hard and dry and extra pressure is needed to pass it thereby increases the risk of piles. Straining puts pressure on venous cushions and can turn your internal piles into external one. Tendency of constipation increases chances of developing Piles many fold.
- Avoid Dry Tissues
Dryness will lead to bleeding hemorrhoids; hence avoid usage of dry tissues as it may cause scratches and can worsen the situation. Use wet tissues which are non-medicated and non-perfumed for cleaning the area.
- Include Fiber in Diet
Piles are more common in people who get irregular movement of bowels. And adding fibers in your diet is one more solution to improve the situation.
- Eat legumes like split peas, baked beans and black beans..
- Grains like barleys, brown rice, oatmeal etc.
- Vegetables like broccoli, green peas, sprouts etc.
- Get Moving
Regular exercise helps in keeping proper movement of bowel thus avoid piles. Today’s sedentary lifestyle slows down the body including bowels. Exercise pushes waste of body towards intestinal area. It improves digestion system, cures constipation and avoids hard stool. Walk, run or do yoga- it’s your choice, but follow an active lifestyle.