It’s important that the phrase “When you have to go, you have to go” is put into effect. There are adolescents and adults who prefer to “hold it in.” Children especially withold stool. While their desire to not go is met, not going produces health issues. Witholding stool causes constipation, and when there’s constipation, there’s more for you to deal with. We’re discussing hemorrhoids. You may’ve heard of them via a commercial on TV advertising hemorrhoid cream. Well, if your anus is itching and/or bleeding, then you may need hemorrhoid cream too! This isn’t the only weapon in your arsenal that gets rid of hemorrhoids. There are also precautions and safety procedures to take while doing so.
Under any circumstances, don’t make great efforts in , or force yourself to, evacuate your bowels. Straining yourself would result in swollen, or inflamed hemorrhoids. They normally behave as a cushion for stool to pass through casually. If you’re having trouble going to the bathroom, then drink a cup of prune juice. Prune juice has been used as a solution to constipation for decades. Be sure that you have prune juice on hand in case of future scenarios involving constipation.
Clean up as thoroughly as possible. Any left-over excrement can make the anus and surrounding areas itch. It’s important not to itch when having swollen or inflamed hemorroids that are accompanied by bleeding (can be determined by the presence of blood in your stool and/or in the toilet). When cleaning up after yourself, be sure to wipe carefully using warm water. You can alternatively use baby wipes. Dispose of them in the trash, not the toilet.
A sitz bath has been known to relieve any discomfort, including pain, at the torso and below. Not only do sitz baths help with hemorrhoids, but there’s little to no risk involved. Sitz baths can also help with recovery from a hemorrhoidectomy or rectal surgery if you opt for such. A hemorrhoidectomy and surgery are your last resorts.
Get Into and Maintain a Proper Diet
Constipation relies on mostly a poor diet, and hemmorhoids rely on constipation. Incorporating foods that are good sources of fiber will net you better and consistent bowel movements for as long as you. Eat a serving of fruit and veggies daily, as well as oatmeal. You may still consume meat regularly, but limit yourself to a small portion a day for dinner. Drink 8 cups of water, for water is essential to bodily functions.
It’s actually recommended that you wear a certain kind of clothing (cotton) for extra comfort and relief. Clothes that itch the affected area are not to be worn, for they can worsen your case of hemorrhoids. If you wish to see a doctor, then they may prescribe an ointment which can help treat hemorrhoids.