Diet for smooth bowel movement
Hemorrhoids can occur if your constipate rate increases. In order to prevent constipation, you must eat fiber-rich foods because such foods help your stools become soft and bulky. Fibrous items in your diet could include beans, cabbage, sprouts, carrots, vegetables and fruits, whole grains and bran cereals. You can avoid development of hemorrhoids by avoiding non-fibrous foods like sugar, wheat, ice cream, cheese, processed foods and meat.
If your diet has more fresh fruits and vegetables, your rectum arteries will get strengthened and your hemorrhoids will not deteriorate. 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 good amount of water
Constipation is the main cause for hemorrhoids and can be controlled by drinking plenty of water every day. Intake of alcohol chili peppers will aggravate 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. To facilitate this, you must avoid food items such as beer, wine, soda, citrus fruits and other acidic juices. 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. The herbal items – butcher’s broom, barberry, neem, horse chestnut extract, Slippery Elm, Psyllium, Witch Hazel and White Oak Bark – are the most popular ones. You can also apply herbs externally on the areas affected. The most popular one in this category is Aloe Vera, which in the form of gel is useful for soothing and cooling.
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. In this treatment, the patient takes bath in warm water bathtub covering the buttocks and hips; this will increase the circulation of blood in that area thereby reducing the discomfort and swelling.
Exercise for breathing
Lie down facing the sky, breathe in and move your belly up; breathe out and lift your anus. Continue for a period of 15 minutes, two times a day.
Practicing regular workouts will improve the circulation of blood; this improves bowel clearance thereby avoiding hemorrhoids. Obesity causes hemorrhoids development and you can prevent this by regular workouts.