Constipation is common in pregnant women and it could lead to hemorrhoids, which can be very painful. Although not all pregnant women experience this, the majority of them actually do. This is why it is very important for pregnant women to watch their diets and try to avoid giving into cravings that can be unhealthy.
Anal area itching, severe pain and anal bleeding are some of the signs pregnant women should look out for and take care of before things become worse. Women who have had hemorrhoids during earlier pregnancies should take even more caution as they could recur. It is always good to have them treated as soon as possible in all cases.
Constipation is a major cause of hemorrhoids. Also known as piles, they are enlarged veins appearing on the lower skin of the rectum. The enlarging is caused by pressure, for instance, when trying to pass hard stool. If left unattended, they increase in size and even become very painful. Is some cases, they grow to that point that one has to put them back into the anus using their fingers!
Hemorrhoid treatment depends on the level of the condition. Pregnant women should be aware that the growths could have an effect on child birth and the pregnancy itself. It is therefore important to consult a doctor so that you can have the best treatment available for you and your child.
There are creams and suppositories that can lessen the pain and help with bowel movements, although in severe cases surgery is the only solution. Pregnant women who have had to get surgery may end up delivering their babies through a C-section to avoid mounting pressure onto the anal region.
The worst thing you can do to yourself is keep quiet about your problem, exposing yourself to more pain than you can deal with. There is no need to be embarrassed about a problem that is causing you pain just because it is affecting a sensitive part of your body. The earlier you get help, the better it will be for you and your baby.
It is clear by now that what we eat truly determines how our bodies react and behave. The best way you can help your body help you back is by eating lots of fruits and vegetables and by drinking enough water. Eat healthy and you will remain healthy.