Saturday, April 14, 2012

Recommended Hemorrhoids Treatment

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By Jim Peters

Diet for avoiding constipation

Constipation is the root cause for the hemorrhoids. In order to prevent constipation, you must eat fiber-rich foods because such foods help your stools become soft and bulky. Your diet should contain beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, fresh fruits and vegetables, bran cereals, and whole grains. Non-fibrous items like wheat, cheese, sugar, ice cream, processed foods, and meat should be avoided.

Consuming more fruits and vegetables will strengthen the rectum arteries and prevent worsening of the hemorrhoids. Two important chemical compounds - Anthocyanidins and Pythochemicals - found in vegetables and fruits important for your diet to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and veins.

Drink lots of water

Constipation is the main cause for hemorrhoids and can be controlled by drinking plenty of water every day. You must avoid eating chili peppers as well as drinking alcohol because these can worsen the hemorrhoids.

Diet that causes less acidic stools

Hemorrhoids can have itching effects if the acid level in your stools is high and hence you must reduce the acid content. Therefore, avoid intake of soda, citrus fruits as well as its juices, beer, wine, etc. Coffee as well as caffeinated products will cause flatulence, reduction in the anal sphincter pressure and increase in sensitivity of the anal skin.

Herbal tea, supplements and medication

Herbal teas not only increase your metabolism but also help in getting rid of toxins in the body thereby strengthening the arteries. Popular herbal items include Witch Hazel, White Oak Bark, butcher's broom, barberry, neem, Horse chestnut extract, Psyllium, and Slippery Elm. Herbs can be used on the affected areas directly. The most popular one in this category is Aloe Vera, which in the form of gel is useful for soothing and cooling.

Sitz bath

In order to improve the blood circulation and reduce the swelling and pain in the affected areas, you can take Sitz bath wherein you will sit in warm water covering hips and buttocks. This method of natural treatment is commonly used for hemorrhoids.

Exercise for breathing

Lie down facing the sky, breathe in and move your belly up; breathe out and lift your anus. Practice this exercise for 15 minutes, twice a day.

Practice regular workouts

Practicing regular workouts will improve the circulation of blood; this improves bowel clearance thereby avoiding hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are also caused by obesity and you should exercise regularly to prevent obesity.

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