Usually when half of us have had a common experience, we will talk about it. That’s certainly not the case with hemorrhoids, however.
Yep, at least 50 percent of all Americans have had hemorrhoids by the time they turn 50. But because we may not understand how we’ve gotten them, we’re often unsure how to prevent a recurrence or, better yet, avoid them in the first place. And that’s what leads to the silence.
You may have seen this one coming, but the biggest tip for reducing your hemorrhoid risk is diet and exercise. It’s not sexy, but a healthy diet promotes a regular digestive cycle, and that in turn means that your colon works properly. That translates into less stress and strain during bowel movements and a lowered chance of developing hemorrhoids.
If you’re already dealing with hemorrhoids, however, there are several over the counter remedies, as well as medical procedures that can help clear up the problem and hopefully prevent a recurrence. Speak to your doctor about what’s going on, and he or she will help you come up with a plan of action. If you don’t have a primary physician, click here to locate a treatment center near you.