How to prevent hemorrhoids
Doing what is needed for hemorrhoid revention is very important
and regularly overlooked by most of us. Prevention of hemorrhoids includes:
Drinking more fluids,
Getting more fiber in your diet by eating more fruits,
vegetables and cereals,
If needed, add wheat bran and oat bran to your morning cereal,
take a tablespoonful of flax seed daily, avoid foods with white flour (no fiber) eat
whole-wheat bread, crackers, etc. instead.
Practicing better posture.
Do all that you can to prevent any increase in pressure on the
rectal veins – the root cause of hemorrhoids.
Avoid sitting for long periods of time without getting up and
moving around. If you must sit in one place for a long time each day, get youself a good
Preventing the recurrence of hemorrhoids will require
relieving excessive pressure in the bowel, which includes:
Avoiding the pressure from straining to get out hard
Avoiding the injury that hard stool can do to the rectal
[Hint: If you are not having 1-2 bowel movements daily, then you
are probably NOT getting enough dietary fiber. You need to be creative about getting more
For example, I love parched peanuts in the shell. To get more
fiber in my diet, I frequently eat my peanuts, shells and all! Shucks, it seems to be good for
elephants, why not me?! ;-) ]