Summers are blissful only when you are not suffering from piles and fissures !! Anyone who has ever faced the wrath of a cracked anus can swear by this. The golden hues of bright summer bring along its dark lining of sweat and itching, allergies, and rashes. But the worst of all is the pain of piles and fissures…
According to research, about 30 percent of the population suffers from piles or fissures at some point in their life.
Piles and anal fissures are common complaints of the summer because of dehydration and increased heat in the body. The lack of water in the body tightens the stool giving it a hard time dealing with nature’s call.
Also, sitting at a place for extensive durations during the soaring temperature can also irritate the sensitive rectal veins leading to extreme pain and discomfort. Not to mention all the luscious spicy foods and heavy meat items that we binge on through the summer holidays.
Apart from these, swelling and irritation of the summer can make the anus itchy, and scratching the surface just worsens your woes.
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Tips to sail through summer smoothly
While the peaks and valleys of summertime are inevitable, here are a few tips to stay away from the pain of piles and fissures.
- The best way to avoid piles is to avoid constipation.
- Drink a lot of fluids to stay hydrated through the summer.
- Do not snooze the urge for elimination.
- Fibrous foods like papayas and figs, vegetables, and wholegrain cereals, help in reducing constipation and straining in the passage.
- Strictly avoid hot and spicy food and non-vegetarian food.
- Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day aids your bowel movement. However, it is important to not overdo it. Lifting heavy weights and putting too much pressure on your abdomen can result in the formation of haemorrhoids.
- Don’t use soap on the private parts regularly.
- Avoid processed, refined, and white food like refined flour, sugar, white bread, bagels, cheese, meat, frozen food, etc.
- Cutting down on alcohol consumption, caffeine, and smoking is of great help in preventing piles.
- Don’t dump the body with laxatives. Some laxatives may stimulate intestinal contractions to ease your bowel and this can put stress on your rectum leading to haemorrhoids.
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