If only I hadn't
sat on the toilet and read all those magazines!
Is surgery the best way to treat
hemorrhoids? The best way to treat them is to prevent
them and that involves very little in the way of diet and
lifestyle changes. The hemorrhoids above have become
prolapsed and gangrenous and must be treated surgically.
If this person had only followed some of the following
rules, then this painful condition could have probably
1. Never read on the toilet. Await the
call to stool and go have a bowel movement.
Western civilization has toilets that suggest that we
should go and sit until something happens. This is wrong.
Thomas Crapper (the inventor of the toilet) did us a
disservice. A full squat if a more natural position for
elimination. Sitting on a toilet seat encourages the
protrusion of anal tissue and the aggravation of
2. Eat a high
fiber diet. Eat prunes and
high fiber cereals every morning for breakfast and chase
that with at least 8 glasses of water during the day.
3. If you develop hemorrhoids, buy
some gloves and K-Y jelly to have on hand for the
episodes when you feel swollen and may have mild
prolapse. Lie down on the bed and with your gloved and
lubricated finger, gently push back in the protruding
tissue. Tucks (which contain witchhazel) are good for
hygiene. Over the counter rectal creams and suppositories
may help. The best way to prevent problems however is to
follow suggestions 1 & 2 above.
4. Surgical banding of hemorrhoids can
cut back on early hemorrhoidal protrusion. Hemorrhoids
such as those seen above are best managed with surgical
excision. This is a painful procedure to control your
suffering. However, if you don't manage yourself,
hemorrhoids can return to bother you.
Here is what happens when you
strain too hard!