Easy Ways to Prevent Hemorrhoids
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces, and
sleeping on your back because the weight of the uterus presses on the major
blood vessels behind it, causing the blood return from these rectal veins to be
even more sluggish.
- Practice your Kegel exercises at least fifty
times a day. Tightening your pelvic floor muscles, especially those around your
rectum, will strengthen the anus and the tissue around it, and prevent the
stagnation of blood in this area.
- Keep your bowel movements frequent and loose. Eat a fiber-rich diet, drink
a lot of fluids, and use a natural stool softener, if necessary.
- Use soft scent-and-dye-free toilet tissue. Use a baby wipe when necessary.
(They're cheaper than the adult towelettes).
- Avoid putting undue pressure on your rectal muscles by straining during a
bowel movement. Wipe gently, using more of a patting motion than a rubbing one.
When bathing, cleanse your rectal area with a handheld shower instead of
vigorous rubbing with a washcloth.