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The Link Between Piles and Bowel Movements: How to Regulate Digestion

Dr. Nilesh Dehariya, Senior Laser Proctologist
Dr. Nilesh Dehariya
Senior Laser Proctologist in Indore

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are swollen veins in the rectum and anus that can be caused by straining during bowel movements. Here are some tips on how to regulate digestion to prevent piles:

  • Increase Fiber Intake: A diet high in fiber can help to regulate bowel movements and prevent constipation, which can put a strain on the rectum and cause piles. Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.
  • Drink Plenty of Water: Drinking water helps to soften stool and make it easier to pass, which can prevent straining during bowel movements. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
  • Exercise Regularly: Regular exercise can help to improve digestion and prevent constipation. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercises, such as walking or cycling, most days of the week.
    Don’t delay bowel movements: Delaying bowel movements can cause stool to become harder and more difficult to pass, which can put a strain on the rectum and cause piles. If you feel the urge to go, don’t wait.
  • Use the Bathroom Properly: Straining during bowel movements can put pressure on the rectum and cause piles. To prevent this, avoid holding your breath while pushing and take your time to allow the stool to pass naturally.
  • Consider Taking Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. They are available in supplement form or can be found in foods such as yogurt and kefir.
  • Don’t sit for too Long: Sitting for prolonged periods can put pressure on the rectum and cause piles. If you have a desk job, try to get up and move around every hour or so to prevent this.

By following these tips, you can help to regulate digestion and prevent piles. However, if you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to piles, it is always best to consult with the best piles specialist in Indore for advice on treatment options.