October 4th, 2012

When you’re pregnant, the volume of blood circulating round your body increases. At the same time, high levels of the hormone progesterone relax the walls of your blood vessels.

The veins below your uterus (womb) are more likely to become swollen and stretched, as the weight of your growing baby puts pressure on them. This is why you’re more prone to piles and varicose veins when you’re pregnant. Constipation another pregnancy bugbear, can also cause piles.

You may also develop piles when you give birth, during the stage when you push out your baby. It’s thought that about one in five mums has piles the day after giving birth. They often disappear in the weeks after you’ve had your baby.

Piles are very common during pregnancy. If you have had them before you became pregnant, you may get them again. Plenty of women, though, have them for the first time while they’re pregnant. Piles probably affect about one in 10 women in their third trimester.

Although piles are the most common cause of bleeding, any bleeding from your bottom should be checked by your doctor.

Read more:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/antenatalhealth/physicalhealth/piles/#ixzz28LaJQuxP

For fast & effective treatment of Piles, talk to us about HALO. 020 3198 2424

June 27th, 2012

Although piles are common in pregnancy, they’re not inevitable. Your best tactic is to make sure that you don’t become constipated, so that when you do a poo it is quick and easy.

The following tips will help you:

Eat a high-fibre diet, including wholemeal bread, pasta and brown rice, and plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Drink between six and eight glasses of water day, so you don’t become dehydrated.

Try to exercise regularly, even if you only have the time and energy for a short, brisk walk.

Go to the loo straight away when you get the urge. Waiting can make your poo harder and drier.

Try putting your feet up on a stool when doing a poo. It may make opening your bowels easier.

If you still have constipation after trying these tips, you could ask your GP or midwife to prescribe a laxative that is safe to take during pregnancy.

Doing pelvic floor exercises daily may help prevent piles from developing. These exercises increase circulation around your bottom and strengthen the muscles in your vagina and perineum. (Doing the exercises will also help you when you give birth and speed up your recovery afterwards.)

April 10th, 2012


Having Piles once doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get them again. There’s a lot you can do to help keep them away. And a few little changes can make a huge difference.

Piles can develop when there’s too much pressure on the abdomen. In some instances, like when you’re pregnant, this extra weight is hard to avoid. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent piles coming on or making a comeback.

  • Eat lots of high-fibre foods to keep things moving as they should. Bump up your brown rice, wholemeal bread, vegetable and fruit intake, and minimise the things that bind you up, especially refined and processed foods like cakes and biscuits.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water and fruit juices. But cut back on the coffee and alcohol – they can dehydrate you, and cause constipation.
  • Taking regular light exercise
  • Go to the toilet when you need to and don’t wait.

In most cases, your symptoms will clear up within a week or two. If they do not then please call us for more information and advice on HALO : a fast and effective Day Case Treatment for Haemorrhoids.

Call us or click here to book an appointment with us.

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April 3rd, 2012

One of the unfortunate results of Pregnancy can be Piles…your body has been undergoing a huge change over the last few months and as a New Mum, your Piles should be the last thing on your mind. There are many treatments and creams available over the counter for the immediate relief, but if they are persistent then we can help.

With an effective treatment working to relieve your symptoms, you can do even more to minimise your discomfort:

  • Wash your bottom with unperfumed soap after each bowel movement. Then dry off thoroughly by gently patting with a soft towel.
  • Wear loose, cotton underwear instead of synthetic fibres to keep the area as dry as possible.
  • Avoid using talcum powder.
  • Don’t stay standing or sitting longer than you have to. A warm bath can help with itching. You may find an ice pack does the trick as well.

In most cases, your symptoms will clear up within a week or two. If they do not then please call us for more information and advice on HALO : a fast and effective Day Case Treatment for Haemorrhoids.

Call us or click here to book an appointment with us.


 

 


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