Hemorrhoids are definitely not fun to talk about, but hey, they affect more people than you think.
Generally speaking, hemorrhoids only become a problem when they become swollen and inflamed. One of the most common causes of hemorrhoids is pressure on the veins, but there are other causes such as genetics too.
Looking for ways to prevent hemorrhoids from flaring up? Here are our top tips:
Sitting too long on the toilet is one of the most common causes of hemorrhoids. It is important to make your bathroom trips as quick as possible because sitting too long on the toilet will just add unnecessary strain to the veins in your rectum.
The logic here is pretty simple. Increasing the fiber in your diet will make it easier for you to poop. This can help drastically reduce the need for any kind of straining or pushing on the toilet. Try to aim for at least 25-30 grams of fiber a day to prevent problems. Try to include legumes, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
If you are not getting enough water in your body, you will have a lot of problems. Adequate water intake is also necessary in keeping your bowel movements normal. It is an important element in helping prevent constipation and straining. At least eight glasses of is necessary to keep the digestive system running smoothly. You need to drink even more if you are physically active.
It is important to stay active to help prevent having too much pressure on your rectum. However, keep in mind that there are certain kinds of exercises that trigger hemorrhoids to flare up. Weightlifting and other strenuous activities might not be a good idea. Stick to moderate activities like yoga and running instead.
Consider it urgent business - when you need to go, you need to go. One of the simplest ways to prevent hemorrhoids is to go to the toilet when you have to. It will help if you “train” your body to have a routine. For example, make it a habit to poop first thing in the morning so you no longer have to think about it the rest of the day.
Sitz Bath For Relief
Already have hemorrhoids and looking for ways to find relief from the swelling and itching? Sitz bath might be able to help you!
Better Bath Better Body’s Epsom salt baths can help make your sitz bath experience even better. Epsom salt is known to help soothe muscles and detoxify the body. We have a special Sitz Bath Soak with Juniper and Niaouli Essential Oils that can help alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. You can use this blend in a standard sized tub or a sitz bath.
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