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Doctor insights on: Good Fiber Supplements Prevent Hemorrhoids

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Are there good fiber supplements that can help prevent my hemorrhoids?

Are there good fiber supplements that can help prevent my hemorrhoids?

Yes: Any fiber supplement (metamucil, citrocel, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to name a few) can help control your hemorrhoids by preventing constipation. If you don't have to strain to have a bowel movement, you are less likely to have a hemorrhoid issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). Whats the alternative?

I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). Whats the alternative?

Fiber sources: http://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2 http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber. Discuss options with your doc ...Read more

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What is a good fiber supplement?

What is a good fiber supplement?

Metamucil: The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. ...Read more

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Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

They help.: guidelines suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women, 50 grams for men. That's a lot of fiber. Tablets can help,you reach these goals, but should not supplant normal dietary sources of fiber. ...Read more

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Im 28 yrs old drink 3-4 bottles of water a day have a good amount of fiber intake and hemorrhoids still flare off and on why? Is this normal?

Im 28 yrs old drink 3-4 bottles of water a day have a good amount of fiber intake and hemorrhoids still flare off and on why?  Is this normal?

Increase fiber: Although you drink a good amount of water and get fiber it may not be enough. You can try to increase your fiber intake. Eating bran at breakfast even prunes. For lunch salad and see of this helps. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid grade 3, bleeds for weeks/months when pushed back, needs to heal: low fiber a few days? Witch hazel wipes? No constipation, good shape.

Hemorrhoid grade 3, bleeds for weeks/months when pushed back, needs to heal: low fiber a few days? Witch hazel wipes? No constipation, good shape.

Get them fixed: Your will continue to have problems if you have grade 3 hemorrhoids (which you describe)over time symptoms only get worse. Any creams, diet are no the solution for recurrent prolapsing internal hemorrhoids see a colon and rectal surgeon and have them treated either with rbl or surgery depending on the exact anatomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Really sick and tired of hemorrhoids. Is there a way to rid them for good? I drink fluids and eat fiber (yes I'm overweight). Doc says no to surgery.

Really sick and tired of hemorrhoids.  Is there a way to rid them for good? I drink fluids and eat fiber (yes I'm overweight). Doc says no to surgery.

Yes: Hemorrhoids are a normal part of our anatomy. We have three and each has an internal and external component. The treatment should be based upon each persons specific symptoms. Internal component can be managed with minor office procedures such as banding but external component requires surgical excision if bad. Medical therapy can cause them to shrink but by definition they cannot "go away" ...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