3 Unconventional Ways To Prevent Your Hemorrhoids From Reoccurring


Having your hemorrhoids flare-up is not just painful, it puts you on the sideline of life until the swelling goes down and they subside. If you have repeatedly had hemorrhoids, here are three unconventional ways you can prevent your hemorrhoids from reoccurring. 

Invest In A Squatting Toilet

One of the causes of hemorrhoids is straining when you are defecating. Toilets in the United States are designed so that you sit down to defecate; however, this position is not the most natural position for your body and puts additional strain on your body. The most natural position to defecate is the squatting position; it strains your body less and allows your bowels to remain straight and intact when you go to the restroom.

If you don't want to hop up on your toilet at home and squat on top of it, you can have a squatting toilet installed in your home bathroom. Making this switch could help prevent your hemorrhoids from reoccurring again.

Schedule An Appointment With Your Chiropractor 

If you have not seen your chiropractor in a while, or if you have never seen a chiropractor, call and make an appointment today. All of your major body systems are connected to your nerves, which are connected to your spine.

Getting your spine and bones into the proper alignment can help relieve nerve pressure throughout your body and can help with a host of other conditions. Your chiropractor works not just on your bones, but also on your muscles. Your chiropractor will help relieve tension in your muscles. All of your body systems work together, so when your spine, bones and muscles are all aligned, you can experience relief from other conditions, such as hemorrhoids. 

Some people feel that lower-back work helps relieve and prevent their hemorrhoids from reoccurring. Contact a chiropractor like Rockwood Chiropractic to learn more. 

Change Your Diet

Finally, you need to change your diet. If you don't get a lot of fiber, work on slowly increasing your fiber intake. You don't want to increase your fiber intake too quickly; if you do, you may experience bloating. Fiber is found in most natural foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Work on implementing these foods into your diet; they will soften your stool and prevent you from straining when you go to the restroom. 

You should also make sure that you eat foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. You get hemorrhoids when your body is inflamed. Most fruits and vegetables have anti-inflammatory properties, as does fish. Green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties. Try to avoid inflammatory foods that are high in sugar and fat.  

You also need to increase your fluid intake. Work on drinking more water throughout your day; a great way to increase your water intake is by carrying a water bottle around with you where ever you go so you always have something to drink.

By changing the way you go to the bathroom, changing your diet and seeing your chiropractor, you can reduce the occurrence of your hemorrhoids. 


15 January 2016

Getting My Back Fixed Once And For All

After suffering with debilitating back pain for years, I decided it might be a good idea to finally meet with a doctor. I didn't want to beat around the bush with the issue, so I headed straight to a specialist who I thought could help me: a chiropractor. Even though it was my first appointment, my doctor was incredible and got to work right away on my problem. He took images of my spine and then talked with me about the results. I found out that several of my vertebrae were eroding, which was putting a lot of pressure on my spinal column. He made adjustments that made me feel a lot better right away. Check out this blog to learn more about how a chiropractor could help you.