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10 things that may make piles (haemorrhoids) worse

10 things that may make piles (haemorrhoids) worse

Authored by
Dr Batra's™

Management of the piles disease is as important as taking an appropriate treatment for it. Here, we have mentioned few common things which we do in our day-to-day life, that may aggravate or worsen your piles symptoms.


Living with piles or haemorrhoids can significantly impact your day-to-day life. Every day, routine activities like going to the toilet, travelling to work and surviving an entire day in office can seem like a challenge because of the constant pain, discomfort and not to mention, anal itching. Only a person who has lived with piles will understand the struggle of dealing with what doctors call a fairly common disease. Have you ever wondered, why they say so? As with most of the health issues, piles is not permanent because of their very nature - They are swollen veins that have the ability to change as time goes by. There are plenty of ways in which you can cure and solve your piles problem over time.

Paying attention to small details in your regular daytime activities can go a long way in reducing the symptoms and preventing the condition from aggravating. While everyone is aware of foods to avoid when suffering from piles (haemorrhoids), following are 10 common things which you might be doing wrong and you must know to prevent yourself from painful piles condition -

1. Don’t be lazy! Keep on moving your feet

This is especially for those people who keep sitting in front of TV, love to surf internet or sit at the work desk for long hours. Leading such sedentary lifestyle can take a toll on your health - leading to obesity, chronic constipation and more straining on the toilet. Make an effort to walk more and take up cardio exercises for your own well-being. Go for a brisk walk or a jog for at least 30 minutes every day to get some form of relief.

2. Even though you love gyming, avoid lifting heavy weights

If you have started working out in the gym, it is definitely a positive step. However, don’t overdo it with the weight lifting and completely avoid heavy weight lifting. You will only end up putting more pressure on your clot(s) or external piles. Moderate exercising is the way to go until your symptoms start to subside.

3. Listen to nature’s call on time

If you feel the urge to go, make time for a trip to the bathroom. Holding in because you’re busy or uncomfortable using a public bathroom is generally not a great idea. Your body will eventually stop sending the signal, and may not send it again for another hour. It may put more pressure on the veins around your anal area. So, it’s best to simply go as soon as possible.

4. If it’s due to constipation, treat it with homeopathy

It’s a known fact that suffering from constipation will result in the formation of more external piles. The other extreme, which is diarrhea, can also aggravate your piles and worsen the symptoms. Evaluate your diet carefully and try to figure out what is causing constipation or diarrhea and consciously eliminate those food items from your diet. If constipation still persists, consult a good homeopath. If you want to know how homeopathy treats constipation, click:

5. Maintain good hygiene

In India, the heat and high humidity levels can be a piles patient’s worst enemy. If you don’t take a shower every day and keep your anal area clean and dry, the irritation and itching will go from bad to worse. Remember to keep toilet paper handy with you when you go to the toilet. Thoroughly wash your genital area and after that, gently pat the area dry. Don’t rub toilet paper or any cloth against your anal area to avoid any burning sensation.

 6. Keep smiling and stay healthy

We all become stressed at some point in our life. But that doesn’t mean – it will stay forever and ever. Better, we find out ways to de-stress ourselves otherwise, as a repercussion of anxiety and depression, your piles may flare up.

7. Don’t rely on laxatives much!

Bowel movement is not something you may like discussing with your friends and family. But, the problems associated with it are very common and majority of us have heard about stool softeners and laxatives. We know the terms and their use very well. Usually, these things are meant to be taken for not more than one week but we make a habit of popping these tablets regularly and still feel constipated. Instead, find a permanent cure for constipation or say smooth bowel movement. You can bet on homeopathy to get relief!

8. Say NO to use phones inside the toilet!

When you’re reading your morning newspaper or scrolling through various social media apps, you lose track of time and end up putting a lot of pressure on the blood vessels leading to more anal skin tags and bleeding. Even if you are not carrying anything inside, remember not to spend more than 10-15 minutes maximum on the toilet. If possible, use Indian toilets to facilitate your bowel movements.

9. Restrict the amount of caffeine intake

Just like alcohol, coffee can also cause dehydration and irritate your stomach lining. Caffeine is also known to be the leading cause of constipation, so cut down drastically on your caffeine consumption.

10. Last but not the least! Don’t assume piles as an embarrassing condition

Reluctant to discuss that pain in your butt? Consider that your doctor is one of the only people to whom you can say the word "piles" and not hear some kind of joke or comment. That alone should make the topic easier to bring it up. You can seek the help of our doctors in finding out a permanent cure for piles condition. Homeopathic treatment for piles permanently cures the disease without surgical intervention. Here’s what you need to know about homeopathy treatment for piles. Don’t be embarrassed by your condition and seek the treatment required instead of suffering in silence.

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