What to do if you are pregnant with hemorrhoids?
Pregnant women have enough going on without having to deal with hemorrhoids. Unfortunately, many pregnant women get hemorrhoids. This, of course, just adds another thing to worry about.
What happens is the women’s metabolism slows down after she becomes pregnant. This slower metabolism results in constipation, so when the pregnant woman has to go she ends up straining. This causes the hemorrhoids.
Putting an ice pack on the rectum tends to subdue the itching and pain right away.
The best cure is always to be preventative. Don’t sit too long as this will put undo pressure on your anus. I know it sounds funny but you don’t want to stand too long either as this will also put undo pressure on your anus.
Pregnant woman seem to respond to many of the same hemorrhoid treatments that work for people who are not pregnant. The first is drinking lots of water, at least eight glasses a day.
When my wife was pregnant I went to the pharmacist and asked what would be safe for her to take to soften her stool. The pharmacist recommended over the counter colaisse. My wife took them once a day and found them very effective.
Also, if you are pregnant, make sure you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, not only for the baby, but for your digestive system as well. Try to get moderate exercise as much as possible. Make sure to keep this within reason, what you want to do is get your digestion running..
Women who are pregnant have enough on their mind without having hemorrhoids, remember prevention is the key.
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