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Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Yes: Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms. Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does diet affect vasculitis?

Does diet affect vasculitis?

Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, i recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.". ...Read more

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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How does diet affect vowel movement?

How does diet affect vowel movement?

Constipation?: diet low in fiber and fluids can lead to constipation. A diet high in fiber and fluids can help relieve constipation. Insoluble fiber such as found on the skin of fruits and vegetables, is the kind of fiber you want to relieve constipation and have a normal bowel. If you have diarrhea, soluble fiber such as in apple sauce and oatmeal will help bind up some of the water and make a more solid stool ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements affect ulcerative colitis?

Do calcium supplements affect ulcerative colitis?

No: However vit d levels should be checked to see if you are at risk for osteoporosis- in this case vit d and calcvium may help with secondary bone loss. ...Read more

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Will flaxseed consumption affect my bowels?

Will flaxseed consumption affect my bowels?

High fiber: Which keeps your movements regular. Eat up! ...Read more

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Will diet pills or laxatives affect plan b?

Will diet pills or laxatives affect plan b?

They shouldn't: They should not affect the efficacy of Plan B, but you might want to hold off on those medicines for a few days after taking it just to be safe. ...Read more

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Does diet pepsi affect your kidneys?

Does diet pepsi affect your kidneys?

Likely: Pepsi and other carbonated drinks have chemicals when consumed in large quantities can cause kidney stone. These drinks have high phosphorus which should be avoided by patients with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis. ...Read more

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Will eating strawberries daily affect my bowels?

Will eating strawberries daily affect my bowels?

YES: There is some evidence that strawberry benefits include vitamin c content, ability to lower blood pressure & high cholesterol, anti-inflammatory properties & high fiber content which may benefit constipation by softening stools, but also reduce diarrhea. Antioxidant content has health benefits. Each person must assess personal response to any food. ...Read more

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How would african mango diet affect colon disease?

How would african mango diet affect colon disease?

No benefit: What specific colon disease do you mean? I doubt it has any benefit for any significant GI problem. ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Yes: A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation. ...Read more

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How does reducing colonic transit time with fiber prevent colorectal cancer?

How does reducing colonic transit time with fiber prevent colorectal cancer?

Less contact: The hypothesis is that one factor in colon cancer is potentially ingested carcinogens(cancer causing) that are in the food we eat. The faster the stool moves through the colon, the less time the carcinogen has in contact with any segment of the colon so it's should be less damaging. ...Read more

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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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Will having a high fiber diet prevent diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Will having a high fiber diet prevent diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

To some degree: Fiber supplementation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of episodes of diverticulitis, but not completely prevent them. ...Read more

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Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile ...Read more

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Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?

Yes: Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms. Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine i can use to cure my hemorrhoids with diet?

What kind of medicine i can use to cure my hemorrhoids with diet?

Psyllium Fiber: If you want to only care for this without any surgical intervention, then psyllium fiber or an equivalent is likely the best treatment for long term. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. Start with a teaspoon a night mixed in 16 oz of water every night. Unless they are stuck out and causing significant pain or itching, surgery can usually be avoided. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to change my diet so i quit getting hemorrhoids all the time?

Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Could external and internal hemorrhoids be cured with diet and exercise ?

Improved, not cured: A good diet and exercise are helpful for many conditions. Hemorrhoid symptoms are often related to bad bowel habits associated with poor fiber intake and inactivity. Foods causing constipation and diarrhea do not help the situation. Itching and irritation are often related to diet. Protrusion can be decreased by less straining. Bleeding must always be evaluated for other causes. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoids went away by diet a gumball sized one popped up last night more painful than yrs I've dealt with them can't afford doc visit?

My hemorrhoids went away by diet a gumball sized one popped up last night more painful than yrs I've dealt with them can't afford doc visit?

Hemorrhoid : You might have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which can be very painful. A perirectal abscess can also give you similar symptoms. You should be evaluated by a physician. Sitz baths in the mean time can help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoids went away by diet a gumball sized one popped up last night more painful than yrs I've dealt with them can't afford doc visit ?

My hemorrhoids went away by diet a gumball sized one popped up last night more painful than yrs I've dealt with them can't afford doc visit

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Hemorrhoid : You might have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which can be very painful. A perirectal abscess can also give you similar symptoms. You should be evaluated by a physician. Sitz baths in the mean time can help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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Very painful hemorrhoids.using all over counter meds and changed diet per doctor. Still can't get rid.3 months and it hurts so bad to go to restroom ?

Very painful  hemorrhoids.using all over counter meds and changed diet per doctor. Still can't get rid.3 months and it hurts so bad to go to restroom ?

Why suffer more: See a surgeon , various procedures are available , simple low risk ambulatory procedure , you surgeon will explain to you . ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anal fissure and I need to change my diet or does this sound like a hemorrhoid that would need surgery?

How to know if I have an anal fissure and I need to change my diet or does this sound like a hemorrhoid that would need surgery?

Pain and bleeding: The fissure is a slice in the mucous membrane of your rectum and is very painful. It beging from straining on hard stools and results in a fissure or tear in the membrane. There may be a stripe of blood on your stools or even droplets in water. Sometines they heal but open on the next strained movement. Surgery involved cutting out the fissure and letting it heal. Recovery isn't bad ...Read more

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Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Bowl movement: Straining. Please start w/seeing your doc. A food plan that worked earlier may not be as good now. Doc may refer you to a GI doc. When medical condition is ruled out or identified consider seeing a nutritionist. Please don''t let your mind run away w/frightening diagnoses. They are VERY low on the scale of probabilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.

Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.

HYDRATE: I suspect you are under hydrated. The colon's function is to pull excess fluid from the body waste. If you are under hydrated, your stool will become very firm. So, drink more water and juices, make sure you take in a good supply of grains, and take it easy on the dairy products. Good luck. ...Read more

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Changed diet, increased fluids, less straining. Now I have 2-3 weeks anusol for external hemorrhoids.Is this usually an effective cure? Im a gay male, so i need enough success to resume sex. Suggestions?

That should work: Increasing fluids use of stool softeners to ease passage of stool, and suppositories like anusol usually work well for hemorrhoids. Very rarely do I need to send a patient to surgery for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more