The risk of suffering with hemorrhoids is increased during pregnancy. As the pressure and strain around the rectal area is increased tremendously during pregnancy, women suffering with hemorrhoids go through severe distress and pain.
It is a fact that most pregnant women suffer with strain and swelling in varicose veins. This happens due to increase in the production of a hormone called progesterone. The increased level of progesterone results in relaxation of muscles and walls of varicose veins. This relaxation or expansion of walls causes swelling in the area.
The pressure of enlarged uterus also causes inhibition in blood circulation. All these factors contribute to rupturing of veins causing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids cause severe itching, irritation and pain in and around rectal region.
Pregnant women sometimes also suffer with constipation. Recurring constipation and diarrhea are the two major causes for aggravating hemorrhoids. Following are some of the tips for you to avoid hemorrhoids during pregnancy:
-Avoid standing for long hours.
-Try to always keep your feet up while sitting or sleeping.
-Take bath with warm water every day.
-Use ice cubes to relieve itching and irritation around rectal veins. Ice works as local anesthesia and feel immediate relieve.
-Never lift heavy object as it causes stress and put excess pressure on rectal veins.
-Drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses every day.
-Try to avoid all digestive problems.
-Consume foods rich in fiber.
-Ensure soft bowels.
-Spend only minimum time in toilet.
-Consume foods rich in flavonoids.
-Always try to sleep on your left side during pregnancy as it improves blood circulation in and around pelvic region.
-Take vitamin B complex supplements if you are suffering with B complex deficiency.
-Avoid all kind of excess mental and physical stress.