Treating Hemorrhoids with Kegel Exercise
Hemorrhoids is a type of varicose vein or swollen vein around the rectum which is a big cause of discomfort. Many doctors and health care providers recommend Kegels as a way to alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Kegel exercise – What is it about?
Kegel exercise which is named after its originator Dr. Arnold Kegel consists of contracting and relaxing the muscles in the pelvic floor area. It’s important to realize that the pelvic floor muscle area is rarely trained by daily activities, therefore working on it is necessary. Naturally, doing the kegel exercise places pressure on the muscle group. Someone already with hemorrhoids must be careful not to contract the muscle to the point of pain. That will cause even more pressure to the anal veins and can make the situation more worse.
How Kegels can help with Hemorroids
The fact remains that kegel exercise helps prevent hemorrhoids from forming specifically with pregnant women. Hemorrhoids occur due to more blood circulating through your veins when you’re pregnant. This can cause your veins, particularly those below the uterus, to be dilated. By doing Kegel exercise you can benefit from it in two ways. The first is that they will increase blood circulation to your rectum, this prevent hemorrhoids. The second is that they will strengthen the vaginal and perianal muscles, which will facilitate healing after delivery. So the point is, Kegel helps to prevent and strengthen the muscle areas where hemorrhoids could occur. There’s no contradiction in the references, sometimes they just don’t put when is the best time to use it.
How do you do it? This is the simplest method.
1. Tighten the muscles in your vaginal and rectal area.
2. Keep it in this position for 10 seconds, release, and then rinse. Do several sets throughout the day.
The best thing about Kegel is, you can do it anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting, driving, no one will notice you’re exercising the muscle