Hemorrhoids or piles as they are commonly known, are a lot more common than you may think in the Asia Pacific area. People of all ages can experience them, but it is generally the older generation who has to put up with them. When they occur, they can be a great source of embarrassment and discomfort and they affect how you sit, walk and generally present yourself. If at all possible, you need to try to avoid getting them, as once you have them, you will experience itchiness, pain and bleeding. Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to help prevent them interfering with your general day to day activities and we will look at some of them here.
- Fiber Is Good – Many of us don’t get enough fiber in our diets due to our busy lifestyles. However, fiber helps with the digestive system and allows for more frequent and better bowel movements. One of the causes of piles is infrequent bowel movements and so you need to add fiber to your diet, either in the form of food or some kind of supplement. Good sources of fiber can be found in legumes, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Make sure that you eat portions of theses everyday to ensure regular bowel movements.
- Drink Water – Again, many of us are so busy running around that we forget to stop for a moment and drink some of life’s elixir – water. Eating fiber is important, but it goes hand in hand with the consumption of water. If you are not properly hydrated then you are going to experience constipation, which causes strain, which then causes piles. Six to eight glasses of water a day should be enough to keep you regular and healthy so you don’t need to seek for piles treatment in Singapore.
- Lots Of Exercise – Sometimes this can be a catch 22 situation. Regular exercise helps the colon remain regular but certain types of exercises can cause you to get piles. Weightlifting for example causes pressure and strain on the abdominal muscles which can lead to piles. If you are up moving around, then you are not putting pressure on the area where piles originate from. Typically, people at their desks all day, suffer from piles quite frequently and so getting up and moving around is good for preventing the onset of the piles.
- Answer Nature’s Call – When you need to go to the toilet, go to the toilet. Do not try to put off your bowel movement as this is really bad for your digestive system and also encourages piles. If your body is letting you know that you need to get to a toilet, then do what your body asks. If you put off your appointment with the toilet, then you may be straining to make the bowel movement later and straining causes piles.
Piles are a common thing to happen to most people but there are ways to avoid them and if you follow the above advice, then you are on your way to not experiencing the discomfort, that is piles.