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Why Does Water 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Will prep for a colonoscopy irritate my hemorrhoids? How can I prevent them from becoming enlarged?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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