While hemorrhoid conditions occur in both men and women, men are more subject to the condition. Why men are more susceptible than women is still highly debated. If you think that you are suffering from the anal condition then you should first and foremost contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Once a healthcare provider has diagnosed you then you will be able to determine a recovery method that is best for you.
While surgery is a hemorrhoids treatment option, it should not be your first option. There are many alternative methods available to you that can actually aid you in preventing the condition from reoccurring. As with any medical condition, all alternative messages should be explored before considering surgery.
Your diet is extremely important. Your diet should be very high in fiber in order to prevent constipation, which is one of the leading causes of the condition. Foods high in fiber help to soften and firm stools making bowel movements easier to pass.
Foods that are high in fiber include beans, whole grains, and a variety of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, and brussel sprouts. If you do not like many of these foods, then you should consider taking a fiber supplement for men, as well as limit your intake of foods that contain little to no fiber. These foods include meat, ice cream, and processed foods.
If you eat fast food and drink caffeinated beverages on a regular basis, you should cut back on your fast food and caffeine intake considerably. The preparation of fast food strips almost all fiber from the food, which can lead to constipation and agitate your condition. Caffeine also agitates the condition by hardening stools and making them difficult to pass.
The best hemorrhoids treatment option is making decisions that will prevent the worsening of the condition. As mentioned earlier, a diet high in fiber is a great preventative measure, but there are other very simple things you can do to reduce the inflammation and swelling, and ultimately the pain associated with the condition.
Personal hygiene choices play an important role in preventative measures. Gently but thoroughly clean the anal area after every bowel movement. You can use toilet paper free from print, or a baby wipe or moist towelette that is free from abrasive dyes and perfumes.
Also avoid tight clothing, including tight undergarments. Tight clothes can rub on the affected area leading to further agitation. In addition, tight clothing can lead to perspiration which can increase the moisture to the anal area. Excessive moisture can lead to discomfort, burning sensations, and inflammation.
Some men are apprehensive to visit a doctor, but you should not be one of them. The visits are not evasive, and this is a common condition.