Hemorrhoids can be exceedingly painful. Until you go in and have it operated on, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to able to relieve yourself comfortably, much less wipe the area down with toilet paper without irritating the condition.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoid pain is caused by venous swelling beneath the skin in the area around or inside the anal sphincter. Dilated and swollen, they can make the affected area appear like mounds of flesh sticking out of the anal walls.
Most of the time, hemorrhoids are caused by unusually forceful straining when you’re trying to pass stool, creating repeated pressure on the veins. This can be aggravated by various conditions, including constipation, low fiber intake, obesity and diarrhea.
Aggravating The Condition
If you already suffer from hemorrhoids, know that the condition can be aggravated if you don’t follow proper care. Using toilet paper, for instance, can easily exacerbate your condition, potentially developing into a painful bleeding mass that puts you at high risk of potential infection. Would you really risk rubbing soiled fecal matter with all that bacteria into an already wounded area?
Using A Bidet
Bidets, simply put, are indispensable for hemorrhoid sufferers. With a steady stream of soothing water to cleanse your bottom, you can leave yourself clean, without incurring the danger of further infection. Since you’re not touching anywhere near the affected veins, you don’t have to experience the unspeakable pain that sufferers who use toilet paper subject themselves through.
1. Follow proper installation instructions
When installing a toilet seat bidet on your own, make sure to follow instructions to the letter. Not doing so can result in a few problems, including leaks on pipe joints (when they’re not fitted correctly) and unsanitary placement (the nozzle should be situated such that water spraying on your rear doesn’t return back to it – ewwww).
2. Start weak and let the pressure build
When you’re using a bidet, it’s best to not turn the water on at full pressure right when you start cleaning. A sudden hard gush of water can feel like an unexpected shock, enough to throw you into a temporary state of mental agitation and, perhaps, and embarrassing scream. Instead, it’s always best to start soft, letting the water bathe your posterior gently before turning it up to facilitate a more through dirt removal.
3. If you’re in hot weather, use the cold water
Warm water on a bidet doesn’t clean better than cold water. For the most part, warm water is intended to make the bidet more comfortable, the same way that a warm shower allows you to bathe without chilling. Warm water, as you may expect, uses electricity and using it indiscriminately can prove a wasteful resource consumption over the long run.
4. Learn the dance
We’ve told you about the toilet bidet dance before. Learn it, use it and live it.
5. Use it for it’s intended purpose
The bidet is not a toy. No matter how fascinating it may be (especially to first-time users), avoid playing with it. Use it for cleaning your posterior and genital areas, and steer clear of most any creative ideas. That will ensure your bidet lasts longer and stays free from damage from misuse.