If you’re prone to hemorrhoids, you know that itchy, burning sensation that makes it uncomfortable to sit almost anywhere. Hemorrhoids are tiny clusters of veins that develop under mucus membranes in the anus and rectum, but they’re just dormant (and don’t cause much strife) until pressure is applied and these vein clusters become inflamed.
To avoid the literal pain in the butt that is hemorrhoids, these five simple lifestyle changes can help…
1. Stay Hydrated
Studies show that hemorrhoids often develop after a bout of constipation. And the best way to prevent constipation is to stay well hydrated. In fact, a research published by the National Institutes of Health found that patients with acute thrombosed external hemorrhoids were prone to “stagnation of blood and trauma to the anal vessels due to strain”…of forcefully attempting to pass a bowel movement.
According to the study findings the rational approach to preventing hemorrhoids would be to eliminate the stress and strain of constipation in the first place. That means, drinking a lot of H20 to keep stool soft and bowel movements regular and healthy.