Nowadays, people spend more than 6 hours in a sedentary position during their working hours. As a result, women get cellulite and men (and women) can suffer from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are one of the most common problems of today’s modern lifestyle, and they can be either internal or external.
External hemorrhoids disappear in a short period of time with the appropriate therapy. However, internal hemorrhoids can be harder to counter, and they can result in pain and bleeding during bowel movements.
Some of the causes of hemorrhoids include pregnancy, unhealthy diet, constipation, physical inactivity, hereditary tendency, and modern lifestyle. All of these factors cause pressure on the veins that are located in the rectum, and as a result, blood accumulates in the rectum. The end result is painful swelling that can last for days, weeks and even months if not treated. The swelling is just the first symptom, with itching and internal pressure following. After a while, subsequent bleeding from the anus is common.
There are two ways to battle hemorrhoids. One is with lifestyle changes—the best long-term solution. But for a quick fix, we recommend an old Russian folk remedy.
What you need is one, good quality potato and a freezer. Slice the potato into thin slices, and place them in the freezer. Once they’ve frozen, insert one potato slice in your anus. Keep the potato there for 20 to 30 seconds during the first week of the treatment. After that, let the potato stay there for more than 30 seconds. Use one potato slice per treatment.
The old Russian folk remedy is a quick remedy for your hemorrhoid problem. For long-term solution, you need to make some lifestyle changes:
- Increase your fluid intake to facilitate stool elimination. Drink water and natural juices, not sodas and carbonated drinks.
- Avoid sitting for a long period of time, and try to move and stand up as frequently as possible. Prolonged sitting is one of the major causes of hemorrhoids, so try to avoid it by standing or moving every hour or so.
- Change your diet to include more fiber-rich foods. For example, legumes, dried fruits, whole grains and fresh veggies are extremely rich in fiber. Avoid spicy food.
- Regular exercise promotes blood circulation and improves metabolic rate and digestion, all of which help prevent hemorrhoids.
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