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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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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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Low fiber diet and hard stool, *mild* stinging after passing a stool, &stress&anxiety do all those things sound like they could cause a hemorrhoid?

Low fiber diet and hard stool, *mild* stinging after passing a stool, &stress&anxiety do all those things sound like they could cause a hemorrhoid?

Yes. See your doctor: Your doctor will give you medication to clean out your intestine. Then you'll take a bulk laxative for at least 6 months to have peanut-butter consistency stools at least every other day. Sit on the toilet nightly for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after dinner. Chronic constipation causes anal fissures, hemorrhoids & stretches the walls of the colon, causing diverticulosis & diverticulitis later. ...Read more

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What can I feed my bf who is on a low fiber diet?

What can I feed my bf who is on a low fiber diet?

Juicing: Consider juicing with a juicer as good machines will remove the fiber and leaves you the healthy nutrition, vitamins, minerals , and antioxidants from the fresh fruits and vegetables that you drink. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a low fiber diet consist of?

How do I know exactly what does a low fiber diet consist of?

Avoid foods with fib: Fiber is the part in fruits, vegetables&grains not digested by your body.Low fiber diet limits these foods so it is a diet in which you limit or eliminate vegetables, fruits, and grains.The following are allowed enriched white breadwithout seeds, white rice, white pasta, crackers, refined cereals like cream of wheat, fruit juices without pulp, pancakes/waffles, egg, tofu, tender meat poultry&fish, milk, butter. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on a low fiber diet, what vegtables can I eat?

What to do if i'm on a low fiber diet, what vegtables can I eat?

NoskinsNoSeedsNoHusk: Dietary fiber is found in plants and is not completely digested by us humans.A low-fiber diet contains less than10 to 15 grams of fiber per day and eliminates foods known to increase the amount of stool.Veggies should be cooked,all are OK except Lima beans, green peas, \broccoli, parsnips and corn.Fruits,canned or cooked except figs,prunes and berries.Raw: apricot,banana,melons,peach,papaya,plum ...Read more

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Can you advise for a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Can you advise for a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Diabetes: Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes you need to learn a lot about your food intake - not just low fiber diet. I would start by going on-line to "NuVal" and see what your food are doing in terms of calorie content. The program, doesn't show calories but clearly separates appropriate food from food that is not to good for you. It would also be helpful to see a diabetes educator or dietitian. ...Read more

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Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

You don't.: You actually need to follow a HIGH fiber diet with diverticulosis. A low fiber diet would be employed with diverticulitis, which is an infection. ...Read more

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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber& constipation: If you are not on medications that cause constipation, like antidepressants, a low fiber diet can cause constipation. Solution, try to incorporate high fiber foods like whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas, fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans and lentils.If you are female, you should eat 21-25 grams of fiber per day.If you are male, then you should eat about 30-38 grams of fiber a day! ...Read more

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Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! i like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read more

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Recovering from diverticulitis attack still have to be on low fiber diet but at the same time afraid of constipation what can I do?

Recovering from diverticulitis attack still have to be on low fiber diet but at the same time afraid of  constipation what can I do?

Diverticulitis: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, I would suggest continuing the high fiber diet, increasing water intake to 6-8 glasses of water (if no contraindication). Use Metamucil on daily basis & walk or exercise if possible. Try avoiding foods with seeds to avoid inflammation of the diverticuli, once your acute phase is over you would benefit from colonoscopy at least 6 weeks after the episode. Thank 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


Low Fiber Diet (Definition)

You may have noticed that some of the commercial foods are adding fiber. This is totally unnecessary. Fresh fruit and vegetables supply fiber ...Read more