Practical Tips for Hemorrhoid Patients
According to recent studies, hemorrhoids also known as piles affect millions of people each year. While tiny hemorrhoids usually go away in a few days, they might become a chronic problem for some people. piles can cause a lot of discomfort, ranging from itching to terrible pain, which can influence your day-to-day activities. Some of the most typical worries that every piles patient may have are, what to eat and wear, what exercise to perform, the best postures to sit in and how to sleep.
What are piles or hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower anus. In other words, piles are lumps that form inside and around your anus due to various reasons. They usually improve on their own. However, a medical procedure is required to remove hemorrhoids in some cases.
What causes piles?
Hemorrhoids (or piles) are caused by a variety of factors, including-
- Straining during bowel movements
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Sitting for too long on the toilet
- Consumption of a low-fiber diet
- Anal intercourse
- Heavy lifting on a regular basis
How to manage your piles’ condition?
What to wear- Any tight-fitting clothing can irritate the skin, hence dress comfortably while sleeping. Sleep without underwear. The skin in your anal area has more room to breathe and repair if you sleep without underwear.
What to eat- Avoid eating meals that are high in spice content as spicy and oily foods may cause you to go to the bathroom frequently, which can aggrevate your piles. Eat more fiber-rich food, as high-fiber food helps to soften stool.
How to sleep
One of the most important aspects of managing the condition of your piles is the way you sleep. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Maintain a position that does not put any strain on your anal area whenever you sleep
- Sleep on a soft mattress, since sleeping on a rough mattress can aggravate the problem
- Don’t sleep on your back. This might create pressure on your anal area and cause it to swell
- The best way to sleep if you have piles, is on your side. Sleeping on your side reduces the amount of pressure on your back
What are the other measures to get rid of the discomfort of piles?
Use piles cure cream- Imbue’s Niraama Pileazy Cream is created with herbal oils that help to relieve pain, prevent infections, and calm affected regions. Piles cure cream helps with hemorrhoids pain, itching, swelling, burning and irritation.
Take hemorrhoids relief tablets- Niraama Pileazy Tablet from Imbue Natural combines the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and tissue-healing properties of eight ayurvedic herbs. These tablets are easy to swallow, and help to relieve pain and discomfort caused by bleeding and non-bleeding hemorrhoids, as well as constipation.
Stay hydrated- If you have piles, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Patients of piles should consume at least eight large glasses of water each day.
Maintain anal hygiene- Anal hygiene is critical for piles sufferers. When you bathe, and preferably after you poop, clean your anal area thoroughly.
Add more fiber to your diet- Consume high-fiber foods such as oats, whole-wheat bread, popcorn, raspberries, strawberries, pears, oranges, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and leafy greens.
Exercise regularly- Exercise can also help to increase bowel movements and alleviate the straining that causes hemorrhoids. Aim for 20–30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, such as a brisk walk, on most days of the week.