Food and Nutrition
Foods to be taken
- Drink lots of fluids (not alcohol) at least 8 glass each day
- Consuming foods that are high in dietary fiber can minimize the risk of developing haemorrhoids.
- Good dietary fiber sources include:
- Whole Wheat
- Brown rice
- Pears, bran
- Papayas and figs
- Lots of greens and raw salads
Foods to be avoided
- Avoid highly refined foods like white rice, white bread, pastries, cakes, pies
- Alcohol should also be avoided as it can contribute to small, dry stools
- Avoid acid forming foods such as sugar, animal protein, dairy, and caffeine-containing food and beverages, as well as all beverages with soda
Yoga and Exercise
- Glute exercises will be very beneficial to your haemorrhoids condition and will strengthen the muscles around your rectal area.
- Walking for 20-30 minutes per day will do wonders to help cure your haemorrhoids.
Some of the asanas which help in treating piles include
- Soak regularly in Sitz baths (warm bath). Sit in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes 2 to 3 times a day which will be very helpful.
- Apply ice packs or cold compresses on your anus to relieve swelling.
- Take fibre rich foods.