A quick review of some helpful tips to speed up the recovery process related to hemorrhoids.

  1. Get on and off the pot!! Don’t linger on the toilet. This may cut into your quiet time, but reading the Sunday comics, or staying too long on the throne is can prolong the recovery period for hemorrhoid sufferers. Train yourself to have one bowel movement a day. Two is normal for many, but one daily is better for Hemorrhoid suffering. Move past issues of hard stools, constipation or diarrhea. Accomplish that through diet and avoid stool softeners, or laxatives. Do not strain during bowel movements.
  2. Introduce more fiber into your diet including:
    • whole grains like Amaranth, Barley, and Brown Rice.
    • A quality yogurt in your diet.
    • Cabbage is helpful for many.
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Avoid sitting for long periods but if you have a job where you must sit for long periods, try to stand up about every hour or so for five minutes just to keep blood circulation going.
  5. A primary cause of hemorrhoids is overexerting muscles in and around the area of the sphincter. Pay careful attention not to put too much force behind certain daily activities.
  6. Use toilet paper that is soft and will not break easily, and use a moist towelette to clean yourself after each bowel movement.