Nelsons H+care™ Cream gives soothing relief from the discomfort of haemorrhoids
During pregnancy, a quarter of expectant mums will suffer from constipation and for many it will be the first time i . Constipation is often a result of hormonal change that slows down their bowel movements, which can then cause or aggravate haemorrhoids, with an estimated 46% of pregnant women suffering ii .
So the best way to try prevent haemorrhoids when you are pregnant, is to try to avoid becoming constipated. Ensure that you eat a high fibre diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of fluids. Exercise regularly too, even if it’s a short brisk walk. Pelvic floor exercises are also good to strengthen and tone the muscles and may help prevent haemorrhoids after delivery. Finally avoid straining when you are using the toilet as this can put pressure on the area.
If you are in the 46% of those who are unfortunate enough to suffer from haemorrhoids there are a few ways that you can alleviate the symptoms.
Have a warm bath as some find this can ease discomfort. Alternatively others find that an ice pack can help when applied to the affected area, making sure the ice pack has a soft covering.
Take the pressure off the circulation in the lower body and if possible avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Gently but thoroughly clean the affected area after each bowel movement. Some women find using a moist wipe such as Nelsons H+care Soothing Hygienic Wipes more comfortable than using toilet tissue. Nelsons H+care Soothing Hygienic Wipes come in a handy package with a moisture lock lid and are perfume free, flushable and biodegradable. Nelsons H+ care Soothing Hygenic Wipes RRP £4.25 for 40 wipes
If, after giving birth you are still suffering from the discomfort of haemorrhoids, Nelsons H+care cream can help by providing soothing relief. Nelsons H+care Haemorrhoid Relief Cream has been specially formulated with plant extracts to help with the symptoms of haemorrhoids and includes Horse Chestnut for irritation, Peony for itching, Witch Hazel and Calendula to soothe. If you are breast feeding, check with your doctor before using any medicine. Nelsons H+care Haemorrhoid Relief Cream RRP £4.35 for 30g. Always consult your doctor or midwife before using any healthcare products during pregnancy. Always read the label.
Nelsons H+care available from Holland and Barrett, Boots, Lloydspharmacies and all good pharmacies and health food shops nationwide or call 020 7495 2404. For more information please visit www.nelsons.net.
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i Senokot ‘Health Taboos Uncovered’ survey conducted by YouGov in March 2005
ii NHS website- http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Constipation/Pages/Introduction.aspx