Bleeding Hemorrhoids Treated by Lifestyle and Diet
A truely comprehensive guide to stopping hemorrhoid bleeding within 7 days
Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for External Bleeding Hemorrhoids and Internal Bleeding Hemorrhoids
7.. Hemorrhoids Bleeding Relief by lifestyle and dietary factors.
Fibre and water effects on constipation and stool hardness to reduce and stop bleeding of hemorrhoids
Get twenty to thirty grams of fiber and about 8 to 12 ounces of water per day into your hemorrhoid diet. Your hemorrhoids doctor might recommend more, as straining to defecate can make hemorrhoidal bleeding either start or get worse. The fiber acts as a sponge and the water keeps the sponge soft, hence unlikely to cause bleeding hemroids - The idea here is soft, bulky stools that pass easily and don't scrape your tender hemorrhoids. In addition, a high fiber, low fat diet also helps with one of the main underlying causes of hemorrhoids, which is gastrointestinal irregularity and constipation.
Constipation is frequently caused by a low level of dehydration that causes the body to suck up moisture wherever it can find it. There are no better moisture siphons than your intestines because absorbing water is exactly what those intestines are designed to do. NOT enough water for your weight every day, but lots of fiber: Think intestinal cement and hard stools and damaged hemorrhoids bleeding as a result. Adding some lemon or lime juice to the water can help you both drink all that you need and provide some natural bioflavonoids to your hemorrhoids as well. Keeping hydrated is even more essential if the hemorrhoids have already started bleeding.
The fibre can come from high fibre foods, such as wholemeal bread, wholegrain cereals and breads, skins of fruit and vegetables, seeds and, dried legumes (peas and beans). The insoluble bran can also be purchased as wheat bran, corn bran and rice bran, which is then added into foods such as cake, pancake and scone mixtures. The brans can also be sprinkled onto breakfast cereal. If these foods are new to your diet, introduce them one food at a time and allow your body several days to get used to the new food before introducing another. Trying to start eating too many new foods too quickly will get you the fiber you need, but it will also make you miserable with the bloating, gas, and stomach upset that a quick high fiber hemorrhoid diet change can cause.
However, if you are on a high fibre diet and your stools are small and hard, it is possible you may need to cut back on the fibre. Too much fibre can cause constipation, which can cause hemorrhoids to become damaged and to bleed as a result.
If a simple diet change can’t get you the amount of fiber you need in your diet, there are plenty of fiber supplements out there that can help such as psyllium husks or ground flax seeds. Fiber supplements are not laxatives, they just add roughage to your diet that retains water and keeps stools easy to pass instead of causing you to strain. start at lower dose and work up else the bloating and gas.
Laxatives are ill advised to control hemorrhoid bleeding
Never take laxatives on a regular basis without a doctor’s supervision, they are rarely a long term solution for anything and they are not a solution at all for hemorrhoidal bleeding. The watery nature of laxative induced bowel movements can increase the risk for infection of bleeding hemorrhoids and can also quickly dehydrate you, leading to more severe constipation.
Avoid foods that may make the hemorrhoid bleeding worse
Don't eat or drink things that will make the hemorrhoids and the bleeding worse, including spicy food, nuts, alcohol or anything with caffeine in it. Spicy food may irritate the intestinal tract. Nuts may not be completely digested and scrape sharp edges along your hemorrhoids. Alcohol and caffeine both steal water from the body, which doesn't do constipation problems any good. However, the odd cup likely wont upset bleeding hemorrhoids too much. One place to read more about these is foods to avoid when you have hemorrhoids
Exercise to help heal bleeding hemorrhoids
To get rid of bleeding hemorrhoids, also remember to have an exercise regimen. Hemorrhoids are frequently a symptom of a larger systemic problem, the most common of which is that people today do not live the sort of lifestyle that we were designed to. While hemorrhoids can also be found in people with Crohn’s disease or as a side effect of pregnancy, if no other outside cause is known a lifestyle change that includes light exercise is usually in order.
Some level of exercise, even if its just gentle walking for 30mins, helps to keep the food moving through the bowel - slow moving food is also a reason for bleeding hemorrhoids developing, as the slower it goes, the more water the body pulls out of it and the harder it becomes.
Avoid heavy lifting. heavy lifitng puts a lot of strain on the hemorrhoidal area. Likewise, avoid exercises or activities that may have a similar effect.
Sexual activity should curtail, or minimize the effects, of anal sex in generating and damaging hemorrhoids.
Bowel movements, toileting and bleeding hemorrhoids
Never ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. Keeping it in too long can cause impaction and constipation as surely as a poor diet can, which can all too easily turn a hemorrhoid into a bleeding hemorrhoid. The urge to have a bowel motion is weak and easily ignored for a long time - over that time the bowel matter is getting more dehydrated and harder and I've already explained what that means.
To avoid bleeding hemorrhoids, don't strain on the toilet. Straining puts an immense amount of blood pressure on hemorrhoids, pushes more blood into your hemorrhoids. If they're prone to bleeding, this sort of abdominal pressure is a surefire trigger to start off bleeding hemorrhoids.
Don't sit for a long time either. Just sitting there will allow gravity to pull blood into your hemorrhoids and make them much more swollen and inflamed. If you can't go after about five minutes, get up and walk around for a while. Also, when you are sitting on the toilet, a lot of the hemorrhoidal support is gone.
Bleeding hemorrhoids can be helped by the squat toilet.
Sitting on toilets robs the hemorrhoidal area of muscular support and leaves the veins dangling over empty space. By squatting, you engage the muscles of the pelvic floor and keep gravity from making your hemorrhoids worse. You can see if squatting helps any by putting your feet up on a footstool when sitting on the toilet. If it helps, you may want to consider investing in a squatting toilet for regular use.
The picture on the left shows a squat toilet adapter for a standard toilet bowl, while the picture on the right shows a Japanese squat toilet (picture courtesy of Chris73 of Wikipedea). The proper squat toilets can also vary in width - some provide a place for the feet to be positioned, while, with this one in the picture, the feet are positioned on either side of the toilet. It's important to squat as low as reasonably possible, as squat toilets aren't any where near as good for catching the bowel motion as standard toilets are.
Don't scratch bleeding hemorrhoids
Bleeding hemorrhoids can be very itchy and the temptation to scratch can be nigh unbearable, but do not do it. This is the biggest culprit when it comes to bleeding hemorrhoids. There's not a hemorrhoids bleeding treatment in the world that can work if the hemorrhoid is being continually traumatized.
Don't scratch or scrub at your bleeding hemorrhoids no matter how much they itch. Check your laundry detergents and bath soaps for sensitivity by trying a hypoallergenic variety for a few days. If the problem gets better, you know what's been irritating your bleeding hemorrhoids.
Itching may also result from a little fecal matter being left behind after wiping or from a little leakage. Cleanse the area with very mild, unscented soap on a regular basis to keep infection at bay and keep the itching controlled.
To reiterate: Never scratch or roughly wipe bleeding hemorrhoids for any reason, it only makes the damage worse.
Research and main write for "bleeding hemorrhoids" by Loni L. Ice, editing and additional writing for "bleeding hemorrhoids" by D. S. Urquhart.
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