Hemorrhoids may not be something that can be regarded as life threatening, and some people do not even think of it as a very serious condition. Nevertheless, the discomfort and uneasiness that comes with it remains to be something that one does not want to experience. Hence, being able to learn and perform measures aimed at preventing the development of these anal lesions is highly important.
The most commonly advised and the most effective method to avoid suffering from a hemorrhoid would be to develop an eating pattern that promotes regular movement of the bowels. The first thing to do is to ensure that there is enough roughage and fiber in the diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as wheat or oats; and one can even take a supplement such as Citrucel. All of these must be taken at least once daily for yielding best results.
Aside from food, drinking the recommended amount of at least eight glasses of water per day is also helpful. Fluids tend to lubricate not only the linings of the bowels but also make the feces softer thus easier to be expelled. People who are overweight have to drink more fluids to be able to achieve the desired effect.
Another measure to prevent having hemorrhoids would be to develop healthy bowel patterns. Scheduling a time of the day to do the deed can be very helpful since it tends to accustom the bowel to a certain routine. Other healthy defecation habits include refraining from straining, holding one’s breath, or reading a book while passing stool must be done since any of the above activities provide undue pressure on the veins around the anal region thus predisposing the development of a hemorrhoid.
Doing activities that contribute to having a good bowel pattern is also an effective means to avoid developing the bowel lesion. Maintaining a regular physical activity such as exercise, swimming or any kind of sport that requires movement may be done to improve blood flow and promote peristaltic movement in the intestines. Asking for help or using special equipment to lift or move heavy objects is also important to avoid placing additional force on the muscles of the lower body including the hemorrhoidal muscles in the bowels.
In reality, there is only one way to avoid developing this problem which is to maintain regular patterns of defecation. By achieving this regularity, there is less tendency of constipation, impaction of stools and difficulty in passing stools – thus less possibility of having hemorrhoids.