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:

External hemroids Drinking more fluids,

External hemroids Getting more fiber in your diet by eating more fruits, vegetables and cereals,

External hemroids 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.

External hemroids Exercising regularly

External hemroids Practicing better posture.


Do all that you can to prevent any increase in pressure on the rectal veins – the root cause of hemorrhoids.

Heal 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 soft cushion!

Heal hemorrhoids  Preventing the recurrence of hemorrhoids will require relieving excessive pressure in the bowel, which includes:

Heal hemorrhoids  Avoiding the pressure from straining to get out hard stool

Heal hemorrhoids  Avoiding the injury that hard stool can do to the rectal mucosa.

[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 fiber.

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?!  ;-)  ]