Home » Fitness News & Advice » 5 Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Hemorrhoids

5 Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Hemorrhoids


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.

water 1

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • The Early Warning Signs of Menopause
    Perimenopause is referred to as the final cessation of your menstrual cycle and the time in which you will start to see and feel the signs and symptoms of menopause—including...
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 15 Signs You May Have an Ulcer
    An ulcer is like a nasty canker sore (or crater) that typically develops either on the lining of the stomach (a gastric or peptic ulcer) or at the opening of the small intestine in...
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 15 Common Symptoms of a Blood Clot
    Blood clots typically form deep within the veins of the legs—deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and can travel through the body.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 12 Health Benefits of Eating Mushrooms
    Mushrooms are among the most versatile foods in the world, making a valuable addition to a wide range of foods, from pizza and pasta to meat pies, salads, and sandwiches.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Diabetes Diet: 12 Offenders and Their Healthier Alternatives
    Diabetes – it's a disease that affects more than 100-million Americans (as diabetes and prediabetes), according to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and...
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 14 Early Signs of Cancer Women Shouldn't Ignore
    Cancer can present itself with many symptoms, and having 1-of the symptoms we're about to list doesn't mean it's cancer – only a doctor can confirm that.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Ear Infection in Dogs: 12 Symptoms and Treatments
    Dogs can be affected by two main types of ear infections: otitis media, which is an infection of the middle ear, and otitis externa, which affects the animal’s outer ear.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 12 Common Factors that Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups
    Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that affects approximately 16 million adults in the United States alone.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder: 13 Facts to Consider
    Borderline personality and bipolar disorders are often used interchangeably, but they're not the same thing in the medical community.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Anemia in Dogs: 12 Symptoms and Treatments
    Anemia is a medical condition in which a dog does not have enough red blood cells, hemoglobin, or both.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Plug Into These 13 Techniques For a Digital Detox
    With so much emphasis placed on detoxing your body (which is not really a thing), how about focusing more on getting less of the screens in front of you all day?
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 12 Diet Tips for Managing Type 2 Diabetes
    Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be very scary, and for good reason: failing to make important lifestyle -- and especially diet-based -- changes can result in serious...
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 13 Protein-Packed Foods to Build On
    You've heard you need to have a sufficient amount of protein, but why exactly? Well, as WebMD points out, there are many ways your body uses protein – so it's quite important you...
    Fitness News & Advice
  • Diabetes in Dogs: 12 Symptoms and Treatments
    Dogs can get diabetes, just as people can. Diabetes in dogs takes two main forms, and the first and most common is canine mellitus, or “sugar diabetes.
    Fitness News & Advice
  • 15 Symptoms of Colon Cancer
    Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most prominent and dangerous forms of cancer.
    Fitness News & Advice