I had never taken medicine for constipation ever, but I was in so much pain that I finally decided to try the medicine. It didn't work at all! In fact, I feel worse. What can I do? I can't afford to go to the doctor. Is this an emergency or life threatening? Or will I eventually go? What other steps can I take?
Forget the Milk of Magnesia and get some Peri-Colace (or generic brand). Take the maximum recommended dose. It is a stimulant laxative combined with a stool softener. One you have relief start taking a stool softener everyday until your diet helps you produce softer stools.
The best way to reduce or eliminate constipation is:
- More water
- More fiber (naturally fibrous foods are best)
- More exercises like walking, running or bike riding
But when the medicines don't work, I take a 1 to 2 quart tap water enema.
Hemorrhoids occur when your body is chemically unbalanced. Under these conditions, the veins in your anus become weak and when blood pressure increases in this area the veins will bulge out. When you strain and push to have a bowel movement, you increase the blood pressure in the anus veins. This is a situation you want to avoid.
If you are constipated and have been for a long time, then expect that this has triggered the formation of your hemorrhoids. Constipation doesn’t cause hemorrhoids, but is a partner in creating them.
When go to the restroom, go there to have a bowel movement. Don’t take any reading material in there, because that keeps you in there longer. Sitting in the bathroom, puts pressure on your rectum and anal veins and eventually weakens the vein walls. Excess sitting can also aggravate the hemorrhoids you already have. So, you don’t want to sit there longer than needed.
To deal with constipation, start using some constipation remedies and food that I have listed on some of my websites or articles. You will have an easier time when you have a bowel movement.
I have updated my hemorrhoid e-book to include constipation remedies, so that you have an easy and quick bowel movement. Any straining you do is considered constipation and can lead to hemorrhoids later.
When sitting on the toilet, there are a few things you can do to help your stools come out easier.
" Sit-up straight and lean back slightly
" Raise your arms up above you, this helps to stretch and move your colon
" Place your feet on a small stool to raise your feet and to take the pressure off your anus.
" Move side to side to stretch and move your colon
If you have a job where you sit all the time, get up and walk around every hour or whenever you can.
Exercises for hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are like extra skin or inflammation that accumulates around your anus. That area can become itchy or painful to touch or movement.
Exercise is called for in helping to get rid of hemorrhoids. What you want is to get more blood to circulate in the anus. Blood circulation brings in needed nutrients and removed toxins. If toxins remain in the anus veins, it keeps these artery walls weak. A good daily fast walk is the best. Yoga is very helpful since it helps to stretch muscles, and revive circulation. Any exercise will be beneficial.
You can eat a good diet and reduce the time in the bathroom to prevent hemorrhoids and constipation, but if you don’t exercise regularly, you are bound to get hemorrhoids.
The other exercise that you can do is an anus exercise. Do this by pushing down like you are going to the bathroom and then pull back. Do this for a few minutes. This will help to build the tissue and improve blood circulation in that area. Yes I know, this is uncomfortable to do, but if you don’t do some of these exercises, then these hemorrhoids will get worst as time passes.
Keep hemorrhoids away by reducing your time in the bathroom, reducing blood pressure in the anus, and exercising regularly.