Prevention of haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids have become a common problem in Western countries but in rural areas of Asia and Africa the complaint is extremely rare. Why? Because in the West we tend to eat a lot more processed and refined foods and skimp on the fibre. This type of diet can result in constipation, one of the main causes of haemorrhoids.

Take Action

There are steps you can take to make sure you don't get haemorrhoids or, if you have already suffered, to avoid a repeat attack.

  • Eat plenty of fibre
  • Avoid eating processed or refined foods
  • Drink plenty of water and fruit juices
  • Avoid too much alcohol, tea and coffee
  • Exercise regularly
  • Try not to sit down for long periods
  • Don't get stressed
  • Go to the toilet regularly
  • Keep a check on your weight
  • Quit smoking - or at least cut down
  • Don't wear tight clothes
  • Be hygiene conscious

It isn't easy making changes to your lifestyle but if you are determined and have the support of friends and family, you stand a pretty good chance of succeeding.
Given the choice between getting haemorrhoids or avoiding them - which would you pick?