Everyone has hemorrhoids. They fulfill an important task in the intestinal occlusion system. Normally, the hemorrhoids are not perceived. If the hemorrhoids increase, the typical symptoms such as burning, itching, pain or bleeding occur. However, there is no reason to suffer from enlarged hemorrhoids. Nowadays, there are a variety of ways to treat hemorrhoidal disease. In any case, you should talk to your family doctor about your problems, so that in particular serious diseases in the rectum are excluded. This is especially true when bleeding occurs in the anal area.
Nutrition Tips for Hemorrhoids
A regular, balanced and high-fiber diet can prevent an increase in hemorrhoids. Take time for your meals and at the same time drink enough liquid. Because the fiber (daily 30-40 grams) can swell only in contact with liquid. Drink at least 2 liters of a liquid that you like throughout the day. The most suitable are mineral water, fruit juices, fruit or herbal tea. You can also be picky when choosing foods.
These foods are particularly well suited:
- Wholegrain bread, muesli
- Fruit Vegetable
- Dairy products such as cottage cheese, yogurt or cheese
- 2-3 tablespoons of wheat bran per day with some yogurt or juice
The following foods should be reduced:
- White bread, chocolate
- Pasta, sugar-containing soft drinks
- Flatulent foods like cabbage or onions
- Spicy foods
- Fat, meat in large quantities
- Alcohol and nicotine
Exercise tips for hemorrhoids
Hiking, swimming, gymnastics or cycling are a good sport balance and help prevent hemorrhoidal disease. If you do not have time to do so, take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can also do small errands on foot or by bike instead of by car. Pelvic floor exercises are particularly suitable. This is offered in special gymnastics courses.
The following sports should be avoided with enlarged hemorrhoids:
- to jog
- strength training