A hemorrhoid condition is probably one of the most reoccurring, chronic conditions in current day. It can at times become very frustrating when all preventative measures you have taken fail and the condition worsens or enflames on a reoccurring and frequent basis. For some individuals it is necessary to employ a variety of techniques at the same time before improvement is noticed.
By combining a variety of hemorrhoids treatment techniques, you double or triple your efforts in controlling the condition. It is important to understand that the three treatment techniques are preventative techniques, aimed at controlling, not curing the condition.
By making three changes in your lifestyle, improving your diet, avoid sitting for long periods of time, and maintain good anal hygiene, you may be able to improve your condition.
The most effective technique is maintaining a healthy diet that is high in dietary fiber. However, changing the way we eat can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even though it is one of the most important things we can do to improve our condition.
If you cannot commit yourself to choosing a diet that is high in dietary fiber, then at least begin to make choices that will lead to a healthier diet. Begin by taking small steps. Every day sacrifice one food that is low in dietary fiber for a food that is high in dietary fiber. By beginning with small steps you will be able to make larger steps in the future.
Taking fiber supplements is also an option. However, fiber supplements are not completely beneficial unless you are eating some form of natural fiber in your diet.
Once you have committed yourself to daily changes in your diet you need to evaluate some more factors of your lifestyle that could be worsening your condition.
If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, you should get up and walk around for a few minute intervals throughout the day. Excessive sitting only agitates and worsens the condition.
Another effective hemorrhoids treatment technique is to maintain good anal hygiene. Take a warm ten minute bath or shower several times throughout the day. Avoid scrubbing the anal area, and avoid soaps that contain dyes and perfumes. Also gently, but thoroughly clean the anal area after every bowel movement with a moist towelette or baby wipe.
By combining all three treatment techniques at once you are more likely to see effective results and your condition should improve. Your doctor may also be able to suggest additional techniques such as topical ointment treatments. However, if all your efforts have failed and your condition persists and get worse you should seek the immediate advice of your healthcare provider.