There are several at home treatments and medical procedures that can aid in the relief of bleeding hemorrhoid symptoms until the body can heal itself. Once the issue is resolved it is important to know how to stop bleeding hemorrhoids from reoccurring.
The prevention of both internal and external bleeding hemorrhoids takes not only a change in habits but in your overall diet and lifestyle.
The following are healthy tips and suggestions on how you can stop bleeding hemorrhoids from returning:
Change your diet
Keep yourself hydrated and avoid constipation.
Eat more fiber. Fiber is found in foods like cereals, whole-grain breads, raw vegetables, dried fruits, raw fruits and beans. Avoid soft drinks, white bread, red meat, cheese, ice cream and other non fiber containing foods.
Drink lots of water. You should be drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday. Avoid coffee and other caffeine containing drinks as well as alcohol. These types of drinks cause dehydration and that can cause constipation.
Purchase stool softening products that contain bran or psyllium. You can purchase these products in bulk and sprinkle onto foods and into juices. Stool softeners and laxatives are different. Avoid laxatives. Laxatives can cause diarrhea and irritate hemorrhoids and dehydrate the body which in turn starts the cycle all over again.
Change your habits
Exercise. You may hate exercise but a little bit of movement in the form of moderate exercise in combination with a high fiber diet will promote regular, soft bowel movements. Consider yoga or other low impact exercises and stretching exercises.
Don’t hold it in. If you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, go to the bathroom. Holding it in could cause straining later.
Avoid straining. It is the leading cause of hemorrhoids. Relax, don’t hold your breath and don’t push. Allow the natural bowel movement to occur on it’s own.
Don’t sit for too long. Get up and get off the toilet. Don’t read a book or a magazine.
Change your lifestyle
Go for a walk. Avoid extending periods of sitting or standing.
Try to avoid heavy lifting and always exhale when lifting heavy objects.
Extra pressure in the rectal veins and in the surrounding area cause internal and external hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoids are a sign that the waste is not passing through the colon as easily as it should.
Changing your eating, exercise and lifestyle habits will help you learn how to stop bleeding hemorrhoids from reoccurring.