Hemorrhoids are a common medical condition, that can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Sometimes it can not be avoided, but there are things that you can do to help minimize the possibility of developing hemorrhoids. This article will give you some tips for avoiding activities that may produce dreaded hemorrhoids.
Keeping the rectal cavity free of dirt is important if you have hemorrhoids. Moist wipes are a better alternative to toilet paper due to the fact that they feel better and achieve a better clean. Taking a warm sitz bath will take the pain away. You will want to sit in it for 20 minutes at least.
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.
The first line of defense against this uncomfortable problem is actually a very simple over the counter cream which can be purchased at all drug stores and most super markets. This will help with the inflammation and pain and the actual hemorrhoid will take care of itself in up to two weeks.
Your job or lifestyle may have an effect on your hemorrhoid symptoms. If you have a desk job or spend a lot of time sitting while you’re at home, make sure to give yourself some relief by walking around for a few minutes every hour. This takes the direct pressure off your hemorrhoids. Also, if your job involves a lot of heavy lifting, try to exhale as you bear the brunt of the load. Holding your breath exerts pressure on the hemorrhoids and may cause them to become more painful.
You are going to cause hemorrhoids if you try to force a bowel movement. If you can feel in your belly that you have to go but when you try to defecate you cannot, try to get some exercise. Take a short walk and then try again. The exercise may help to facilitate your movement.
If you have hemorrhoids, make sure that you do not scratch the affected area, regardless of how much it itches. Scratching can lead to extra irritation and redness, which can increase the longevity of your condition. Resisting the temptation of scratching will go a long way in improving your condition. Use a cream to lessen the itching. Wipe the area with wetwipes after a bowel movement. This also prevents irritation.
If you consume a lot of salt, you will be at a higher risk for contracting hemorrhoids. Consuming too much salt will lead to a swelling in your body, and that includes the swelling of any hemorrhoids. Stop adding extra salt to any food that you are eating, and you will be better off.
As was stated in the beginning of this article, hemorrhoids are a common yet painful medical condition, in which most cases can be avoided. No one enjoys the symptoms of hemorrhoids, and most would do just about anything to get some relief. Apply the tips from this article to help avoid getting hemorrhoids altogether.