During last autumn I had a pain caused by hemorrhoids.
I got meds from a doctor and changed my lifestyle a bit. I changed my diet and started to run. I actually found running awesome sport, as I can do it both alone and with other people, both in park nearby and new places. I lost 10 kg, started to feel happier (endorfines!) and less sleepy.
I had a half year period with no pain at all and suddently it came back. It happened to me after more intensive training (a track with many ascents), followed by quite intensive walk in the mountains. I've also drunk much coffee during the walk which presumably increased blood pressure.
I'm currently following my doctor advice to rest from intensive sport, to let my hemorrhoids turn back from 3rd degree. I'm taking meds.
But then I would like to come back to running and wonder how can I avoid similar problems in the future. I've read hemorrhoids are quite common issue for runners but despite this issue they still are actively running.
What would you advice me? Are there any exercises to make me more resistent to such issues? Will exercises for core stability help?
So far, I've been doing the following:
- removed coffee and tea completely from my diet to avoid high blood pressure
- limited spicy stuff from my diet like pepper or onion
- removed beer and any other alcohol almost completely
- stopped reading books in a toilet :-)
- high fiber diet (plums, peaches, etc.) and supplements with fiber
- drink more water and linseed
- taking sitz baths with camomile and oak bark