Many people are so embarrassed about their hemorrhoids that they are afraid to talk about it with anyone, and seek medical help. Luckily, a lot of the pain and symptoms related to hemorrhoids can be relieved if you follow the tips and suggestions in this article without the need of speaking with a professional.

If you have problems with hemorrhoids or you want to avoid them in the future, then it is suggested you increase your intake of fiber. This will help you avoid constipation and straining when going to the bathroom, which are the major factors that contribute to hemorrhoid development. Avoid too much wheat fiber however. It is quite coarse and can make you uncomfortable.

If you have hemorrhoids, try to avoid lifting heavy objects. When you lift heavy objects, you are putting strain on your body. This is the equivalent of straining to have a bowel movement. Heavy lifting should be avoided at all costs when you have hemorrhoids. If you need heavy lifting done, consider asking someone for help.

You can reduce the amount of swelling and sharp, stinging pain by making and applying a sterilized ice pack or compress to the rectal and perineal areas. Wrap the compress in a thin, lint-free cloth to avoid additional irritation and apply it to the affected area for up to fifteen minutes at a time, as many times during the day as possible.

Although or perhaps especially because this problem can be a bit uncomfortable for many people to talk about it is essential that you know what is going on and feel comfortable talking to a medical professional. Remember that they have seen much stranger problems many times throughout their life and career.

If you are planning on going out with your friends, try to avoid alcohol at all costs. It is very important to stay hydrated when you have hemorrhoids, as alcohol will just serve to dehydrate you even further. Stick to water or refrain from drinking when you are going out.

One of the things that you will need to be aware of with hemorrhoids is the impact of coughing. Try to refrain from coughing as much as possible, since this motion can strain the area of your body that is affected. Take medication if you are not able to control your cough.

Vitamin A is one of the most essential vitamins that you can take to enhance the quality of your skin. If you have hemorrhoids, this vitamin can also go a long way in improving circulation of blood. Take vitamin A supplements in the morning to reduce the severity your hemorrhoids.

Cut back on your salt intake. Salt can make your body swell including your hemorrhoids. Reducing your salt intake may be difficult at first but will be well worth it in the end.

Hemorrhoids are a serious medical condition that can be extremely painful and sensitive due to their location. If it gets too severe, you should definitely seek the appropriate medical attention. However, if you apply these tips and suggestions, you should be able to manage and reduce your pain and symptoms and heal it in less time than you think.