My Healthy Body

  • Consult with a health professional to be sure that you are not deficient in any vitamins. If you are, you should take a natural vitamin supplement to address any underlying inadequacies. This can help speed up healing time and reduce the number of flare ups that lead to your discomfort. Treating your hemorrhoids internally and externally is the best defense.
  • A high-fiber diet will also help. If your body is not getting enough fiber, it can provoke more flare ups ~ make sure you incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet. A high-fiber or high-bulk diet will move through the large intestine more easily and uniformly. It will keep bowel movements from being too solid or too loose. Foods high in fiber include: Bran foods such as bran cereals and whole wheat bread, green leafy vegetables such as spinach, celery, dark green lettuces, turnips, cabbage and carrots, fresh fruits, especially plums, apricots and apples, stewed or canned fruit such as prunes or figs.
  • If you don’t drink enough fluids, you will generally not be as healthy as you should be. Simple as that. Water is essential to the digestive process. It helps your body flush out fat deposits and reduces your appetite, resulting in weight loss. It eradicates the discomfort of weight retention. Water flushes out toxins and plumps the skin. Sufficient fluid is a major factor in normal bowel function, without enough water, constipation is very likely to occur.
  • Aside from the benefits to the digestive process, increasing your water intake also increases your overall energy levels. Your joints will be better lubricated, your cholesterol is lowered, your respiration is improved – all with a little extra water. You can fight blood pressure problems, headaches, kidney stones, gastritis, halitosis and irritability simply by increasing your water intake.
  • Exercise regularly, even adding a brisk walk to your daily routine will help. A controlled exercise plan gives tone to the supporting muscles of the anorectal area as well as the abdomen. Regular activity promotes regularity of the bowels as well.
  • Practice good hygiene. Carefully cleanse the anorectal area and remove matter that may aggravate pain and irritation. Use stool softeners when necessary. Stool softeners keep bowel movements moist and soft, helping them pass through the intestines more easily and be expelled without straining.
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