It is best to be advised about something which affects about 4 out of 10 people and which may affect you at some point in your life. If you want to know this “something”, it is hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids is a condition wherein the blood vessels particularly the veins in the lower rectal area become inflamed.

If you notice bleeding or itching of your rectum or pain and difficulty when you poop then it is likely that you have hemorrhoids. Even though it is considered as a common occurrence according to this article, it does not change the fact that it’s bothersome and discomforting.

When the condition worsens, it may come to a point where there would be a lump protruding in your anus. You may be wondering what the common errors or oversight we commit in our daily decisions and activities which cause hemorrhoids or aggravate it if you already have them. Wanting to know such errors would also mean you would want to correct them. Here are some of such errors and some ways how you can remedy it.

Error #1: including in your diet large quantities of preserved and processed goods.

This may be hard to avoid for most people since we love eating such food. They are tasty and convenient at the same time. But you should consider the fact that such foods would have unfavorable effects on your digestion and even cause constipation which can aggravate hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids treatment #1 is simple: avoid processed foods and start eating healthy.

Error #2: Lack of Physical Activity

This is best demonstrated by a couch potato where he or she does nothing the whole day and just sits on the couch, watching TV with his/her best friend the remote control. When you sit for a long time without standing up or walking at intervals, the pressure on your bottom increases. The increased pressure with the presence of other risk factors such as constipation induces the formation of hemorrhoids. The treatment #2: Stop lounging all day. Make sure you give your bottom an hourly break and do some activity to promote circulation.

Error #3: Taking some ineffective and potentially harmful medication and applying processed creams.

Same with processed and preserved goods, unwise choices with our food supplements and medications can cause harm instead of good. Artificial supplements, even some fiber supplements, may contain unnatural components that may have unwanted side-effects aside from the fact that it is ineffective in managing the main problem.

Other disadvantages with these products are that aside from being ineffective, it wastes both your time and money and the main cause of the problem is not being addressed. If the main cause of your hemorrhoids is not taken cared of, it will worsen.

The ultimate treatment is to refrain from doing the usual and common errors which cause hemorrhoids so you will not have them or if you already do, the problem will not be aggravated. We may be tempted to do these things as it is convenient for us but the long term effects far outweigh the temporary pleasure it gives.