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Can Vitamins Cause Hemorrhoids
It's possible: For some women, prenatal vitamins can cause unwanted symptoms. Nausea is common, but diarrhea is also possible. If you are having this problem, you may want to switch to a different type of vitamin - I find that chewable or gummy vitamins are usually better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of dietary fiber. When the colon and rectum have to generate more pressure than they are designed to work at, this results in cramps, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. ...Read more
Other way round : Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more
Yes and no: Hemorrhoids and their complications develop because of higher pressures than normal in the anorectal canal during defecation. This is caused by lack of undigestible fiber in the diet, so in that sense, eating foods low in dietary fiber can aggravate hemorrhoids. I'm not aware of any foods causing a direct effect unless they cause the individual to have cramping diarrhea. ...Read more
Straining: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can help prevent hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, walking can help ease bowel movements ...Read more
Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?
Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more
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