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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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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 ?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more