I am 55yr old housewife. I was having fissure for the past 2mnths. When fissure healed piles have aggravated. It

The best way to manage hemorrhoids is through making changes in your diet and lifestyle. Standard medication is not known to help much with curing the problem. Most of the time surgery is recommended in severe case. But before going for surgery there are several measures that you can take to curtail the problem which may make surgery unnecessary.

The primary thing is to regulate your bowel movements and make sure that you don't have to strain too much while passing them. You can ensure this by getting enough fiber in your diet and by taking certain other measures which I am listing below. Also listed below are measures to ameliorate the discomfort and pain associated with piles

  • Switch to whole wheat and multi grain products. Do this gradually at first and then make it a permanent part of your lifestyle. Wherever possible avoid refined and processed foods. Gradually work your way up to 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. You can also take a supplement called psyllium husk to ass bulk to your stools.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Apply petroleum jelly to the outer area.
  • Reduce your spicy food intake
  • Try and walk around for a bit whenever you have to sit for an extended period of time
  • Moisten toilet paper before using it
  • Sit in a warm bath with your knees raised for 15 minutes at least 3 times a day.
  • Do not lift heavy objects wherever possible.
  • Take a bioflavonoid supplement called Rutin. This will help strengthen your capillary system

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