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Troubled by haemorrhoids? While they aren’t fun to talk about, piles or haemorrhoids is a fairly common disease these day. Try these easy to follow Ayurvedic tricks to help prevent the pain and manage piles.
Haemorrhoids occur mostly due to infrequent bowel movements. One of the easiest and natural ways to have regular bowel movements is to add fibre to your diet. Legumes, whole grains, vegetables and fruits are great sources and approximately 25 to 30 grams of fibre every day can do wonders to help your piles.
Along with a healthy fibre rich diet, adequate water consumption is necessary to maintain healthy bowel movements. Drinking about six to eight glasses of water daily helps in prevention of constipation and keeps your digestive system running smoothly.
A sitz bath with alum water has been considered one of the most effective remedies for piles. Since it’s a great astringent, alum can help shrink anorectal haemorrhoids. All you have to do is soak the affected region in the bath for 10-15 minutes twice a day. However, this only works for dry piles and is not advised for those who’ve got bloody piles.
Straining puts more pressure on the veins in your rectum. This may cause painful and bleeding haemorrhoids. Moreover, situations like heavy weight lifting, chronic cough, or even pregnancy can cause straining. Avoiding situations like these and being aware of how much strain you’re putting on your bowels will be helpful in the long run.
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