Sunday, June 19, 2005

Better stand-up for this one

This week's health tip is a real pain in the butt. Hemorrhoids are swollen, dilated and bulging veins around the rectum. The most common cause of hemorrhoids is straining on the toilet while having a bowel movement. The straining causes the blood vessels to enlarge like a small balloon. The best possible thing to do to prevent hemorrhoids is to drink lots of water and eat foods high in fiber. If you are having hemorrhoid trouble at the moment, try these helpful tips. Oil-up. A little dab of vasoline will help make things come out easier. Try softer TP. Whatever you do, don't scratch. Scratching damages the veins. Do not strain lifting anything. Straining increases the pressure in the veins, causing them to bulge further. A little Witch Hazel dabbed on the offending vein will help kill the pain. High salt intake will retain fliud in the circulatory system and keep those veins bulging. Avoid coffee, spicy food, beer and cola. All inhibit hemorrhoid healing by causing itchiness. Oh, and there is no chiropractic adjustment for this condition, so do not ask!


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