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Does drinking plenty of water successfully prevent hemorrhoids?

Does drinking plenty of water successfully prevent hemorrhoids?

Maybe: Only in so far as drinking plenty of water reducing constipation would i expect to see a benefit there. If you aren't constipated it is unlikely to help. Constipation and straining on the toilet, ie anything that increases lower abdominal pressure can precipitate hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are simply dilated veins around the rectum. ...Read more

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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


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How can you prevent hemorrhoids ?

How can you prevent hemorrhoids ?

Avoid constipation: Constipation and forced bowel movements are the root cause behind formation of the stretched veins called hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids? Can they be prevented?

What causes hemorrhoids? Can they be prevented?

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

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Hi! how can I prevent hemorrhoids? It is the 3rd. Time I have them and i hate them! thankyou.

Hi! how can I prevent hemorrhoids? It is the 3rd. Time I have them and i hate them! thankyou.

Avoid constipation: Make sure your bowel function is normal and you do not get constipated. Also see a surgeon who can sometimes band them to prevent them coming back. ...Read more

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Aside from drinking lots of fluids, what foods should I eat or not eat to prevent my hemorrhoids?

None: Food is not the cause or cure for disease. High fiber foods will help prevent constipation which may aggravate hemorrhoids, butt won't cure the problem nor does it cause it. If you want to prevent hemorrhoids walk on all fours like a gorilla ...Read more

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How can I prevent hemorrhoids and is there anything i can do to get rid of them faster once i get one.Thanks?

How can I prevent hemorrhoids and is there anything i can do to get rid of them faster once i get one.Thanks?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My family has history of hemorrhoids how do I do some damage control? A little prevention would be great but since i can't avoid this .. What can I do?

My family has history of hemorrhoids how do I do some damage control? A little prevention would be great but since i can't avoid this .. What can I do?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems.Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with preventative steps. ...Read more

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If I eat more vegetables can I prevent hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: Unfortunately, pregnant women often get hemorrhoids not because of their diet, but because the increased blood supply to the fetus also increases the blood supply to their hemorrhoidal veins. Vegetables are still a good nutrititious source in pregnancy, but unlikely to prevent these hemorrhoids from developing. ...Read more

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