• Anal pain• Burning or itching in or around the anal area• Bleeding during bowel movements. Bright red blood on the toilet tissue, in the toilet bowl, or, on the surface of the stool after a bowel movement• Round swellings or protrusions in the anal area
Exercise: with moderate aerobic exercise, brisk walking of 20 to 30 minutes each day, can keep your bowels functioning normallyToilet habits: when you need to go to the toilet then go. Don’t wait for a more convenient time as you will increase pressure and straining on your bowelsLimit your toilet time: you should also limit the time spent on the toilet if you have piles, as lengthy sitting on the loo can cause your veins to become more swollen from blood flowClean yourself gently: when you clean yourself do it gently, either with soft toilet paper dampened with water, or use alcohol-free pre-moistened wipes
No scratching: piles can itch and scratching can help relieve it but you can damage the delicate walls of theses veinsDon’t lift heavy objects: heavy lifting and strenuous exercise is like straining on the toilet and puts pressure on the pilesGive it a little shove: sometimes the word “haemorrhoid” doesn’t just refer to a swollen vein but also to the lining displacement of the anal canal. If you have protruding piles, try gently pushing them back into the anal canal. Piles left hanging are likely to develop into clots that become painful
Buy a special bottom pillow: sitting on hard surfaces can worsen piles. Sitting on a doughnut-shaped cushion can help take the pressure off of painful haemorrhoidsLie on your left side if you’re pregnant: pregnant women are especially prone to getting piles, partly because of the uterus that sits directly on the blood vessels that drain the veins of the haemorrhoids.A natural treatment for piles if you’re pregnant is to lie on your left side every 4 to 6 hours for about 20 minutes. This helps drain the lower half of the body by reducing pressure on the main veins.Hydrotherapy: sitting in a sitz bath, or tub of warm water, for 10 minutes several times a day, can help relieve the discomfort of piles. This will give you temporary relief from piles by soothing inflamed tissues and stimulating circulation.
Add fibre to your diet: increased fibre in your diet can cause stools to soften and makes them easier to pass, reducing the pressure on your piles. Boost fibre either by eating high-fibre foods or by taking a fibre supplement. High-fibre foods include, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, asparagus, corn, carrots, cauliflower, peas, kale, parsnips, broccoli, beans, wheat, oat bran, whole grains and fruit.Add It Slowly. Fibre can cause bloating, so increase your daily amount slowly. Aim for 25 to 30 grams each day. As you increase your fibre, be sure to drink more water. It is recommended you drink ½ ounce of water for each pound you weigh.
Use Psyllium seeds to soften the stools: psyllium seeds help make stools softer and easier to pass. This not only prevents piles but also makes bowel movements less painful.For the first week, take a teaspoon of psyllium seeds at breakfast time, by adding them to an 8 ounce glass of water. For the second week , take the seeds at breakfast and lunch times. For the third week, take them at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then keep at that level.Adding psyllium to your diet gradually will help to control the gas that sometimes accompanies a sudden increase in fibre.
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