Most hemorroid symptoms improve dramatically with simple measures

  • Add fiber Boost the fiber in your diet with high -fiber foods, a fiber supplement or both. As taken with adequate fluid, fiber softens stools and makes them easier to pass, decreasing pressure on hemorrhoids and lowering the risk of bleeding, swelling, and inflammation
  • High-fiber foods include prunes, dates, strawberries, apples, brussels sprouts, pears, peas, broccoli, spinach, carrots, legumes (for example, baked beans or kidney beans), bran cereals and oatmeal. Fiber supplements include psyllium (Metamucil, Perdiem, Konsyl), calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon, Mitrolan, Fiber-Lax), methylcellulose (Citrucel), and wheat dextrin (Benefiber). Fiber can cause bloating or gas, so set up slowly, and progressively increase your intake to 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day. Increase your fluid intake at the same time
  • Exercise  You can stimulate bowel function with moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking 20-30 minutes a day
  • Go when you have to go. When you feel the advocate, go to the bathroom right away; don’t wait for a more convenient time. Your stools can back up, leading to increased pressure and straining
  • Take sitz baths. You can often relieve itching, irritation and spasm of the sphincter muscle with a warm water bath for the buttocks (sitz bath). Sitting in a few inches of warm water in your bathtub or in a small plastic tub that fits over a toilet seat. Try a 20-minute sitz bath after each bowel movement and at two or three other times during the day. After that, gently pat the anal area dry; Do not rub or wipe hard because this can cause irritation to your hemorrhoids
  • Try over-the-counter hemorroid creams These can momentarily soothe pain, itching and irritation. Hemorroid cream and suppositories containing hydrocortisone are also effective, but do not use them for more than a week at a time, because they can cause the skin to get too slim. Witch hazel wipes are soothing and have no harmful effects. A little ice pack placed against the anal area for a few minutes may also help. Lastly, sitting on cushions rather than hard surfaces can help reduce swelling
  • Index

    Hemorroid Symptoms
    What Causes Hemorroids
    Internal Hemorroids
    External Hemorroids
    Bleeding Hemorroids
    Hemorroid Relief
    Hemorroids Cream
    Hemorroids Removal
    Hemorroid Surgery
    Hemorroid Doctor
    Treatment for Hemorroids
    Hemorroid Cure
    Hemorroid Pain