As the saying goes: "Nine hemorrhoids in ten men" means that hemorrhoids are more common in men, and women rarely suffer from hemorrhoids. In fact, this is a general rule. When a woman becomes pregnant, the incidence of hemorrhoids will increase significantly. What is the reason for this? It turns out that after pregnancy, the enlarged uterus will compress the rectum and anus and cause hemorrhoids. Some pregnant women also cause hemorrhoids due to constipation. Due to hard defecation or too long defecation, the veins around the anus are congested and swollen, forming hemorrhoids. When the hemorrhoids are exposed and cannot be taken back, it will be very painful and it is difficult to sit down. After childbirth, the uterus returns to its pre-pregnancy size, the factors affecting the return of venous blood in the pelvic cavity have been removed, the congestion of the venous plexus in the anus has been improved, and some hemorrhoids may disappear naturally. As long as it's not too serious, don't be too nervous. So, what should pregnant women do when hemorrhoids appear during pregnancy?
First of all, it is necessary to develop a good habit of regular bowel movements every day, try to make the bowel movement smooth, and shorten the time of going to the toilet as much as possible. Generally, the time of squatting in the toilet should not exceed 10 minutes each time. If you can't get it out at once, get up and rest for a while before going. Never squat in the toilet to read or read the newspaper. On the contrary, it will increase abdominal pressure and blood pressure around the anus, leading to hemorrhoids or aggravating hemorrhoids. If you are constipated, you should take mild laxatives as directed by your doctor. Do not use laxatives without authorization, and do not use pressure enema or other methods to lax your bowel movement to avoid miscarriage or premature delivery. On weekdays, you should avoid drinking alcohol and ingesting spicy and spicy foods, and keep your anus clean. After defecation, it is best to take a bath with warm water to promote local blood circulation in the anus and avoid infection.
Secondly, choose fresh vegetables with more fiber, such as celery, leeks, bitter gourd, radish, and Chinese cabbage, and eat more foods that prevent hemorrhoids, such as acacia, honey, walnut meat, etc. to facilitate bowel movements. Eat more whole grains, such as corn, sweet potatoes, millet, etc. These foods not only contain rich nutrients, but also stimulate bowel movements and prevent feces from accumulating in the intestines. Don't eat irritating condiments, such as chili, pepper, ginger, garlic, etc., and drink plenty of water.
Third, you can do "levator anal exercises". When doing anal levator exercises, you can concentrate your thoughts, bring your thighs together, contract the anal sphincter muscles when you inhale, and relax your anus when you exhale. Repeated contraction and relaxation of the anal sphincter, 3 times a day, repeat 30 times each time. Levator exercises can strengthen the muscles at the bottom of the pelvis, facilitate defecation, and prevent the occurrence of hemorrhoids.
Fourth, stick to the massage. There are two areas to massage, one is the anus and the other is the abdomen. After defecation, press the anus with toilet paper and massage 15 times in clockwise and counterclockwise directions. If you can use hot towels instead of straw paper to massage, you can improve local blood circulation and help reduce hemorrhoids. Take the supine position during abdominal massage, and massage the lower abdomen with both hands in clockwise and counterclockwise directions 15 times. Do it 15 times in the morning and evening each day, which is good for defecation, prevents constipation, and is good for the improvement of hemorrhoids.
In short, the process of pregnancy is very hard and often accompanied by a lot of discomforts. Expectant mothers must master the correct methods to avoid or alleviate these discomforts and pass the pregnancy smoothly.