𝐇𝐚𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐬: 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐃𝐨 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝?
You might be worried to see some fresh blood on toilet paper or toilet bowl after passing motion, or curious of why “something” is stuck or stick out from the anus and could not be wiped off.
You might have been diagnosed with early grade haemorrhoids and wonder how to maintain it without surgery. The followings might be helpful for you.
A 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭 and 𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞. Consuming just a high fibre diet alone is not enough. Stools will become dry and hard if water is not sufficient, constipation and hard stool can cause more friction during bowel movements and irritates the haemorrhoids further. Only a stable, moist, soft and easy-to-discharge stool will not harm the haemorrhoids.
Maintaining a 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭 is equally essential. Finding yourself lost in time while reading or playing with mobile phone during toilet time is not a good practice. Prolonged sitting on the toilet seat will exert a lot of pressure to the anus, leading to blood vessels congestion and bleeding. It is best to go toilet only when you have the urge, and quickly come out once you are done with your “business”.
Engage with a 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 will help prevent blood congestion in the anus area after a long day of sitting. Jogging, quick walk or even simple walking is beneficial for a good blood circulation. The walking distance must be long enough to achieve a good circulation, it is best to maintain exercise frequency for at least 3 times a week, for more than 30 minutes each time.
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬: If you are in a more severe condition such as bleeding (a lot) or having prolapsed haemorrhoids (piles come out of anus), a proper checking by a professional doctor is strongly recommended.