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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Perry Sexton
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Perry Sexton
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Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There are many factors that contribute to hemorrhoid formation.
Constipation resulting from a low-fiber diet is one possible factor. In these people, preventing constipation by increase fiber intake can help prevent hemorrhoids.

In brief: Maybe

There are many factors that contribute to hemorrhoid formation.
Constipation resulting from a low-fiber diet is one possible factor. In these people, preventing constipation by increase fiber intake can help prevent hemorrhoids.
Dr. David Gutman
Dr. David Gutman
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Low fiber often results in increased constipation, which can increase the risk of hemorrhoids.
Also make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate exercise.

In brief: Yes

Low fiber often results in increased constipation, which can increase the risk of hemorrhoids.
Also make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate exercise.
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Patients on low fiber diets are more likely to have constipation.
Hemorrhoids are associated with constipation.

In brief: Yes

Patients on low fiber diets are more likely to have constipation.
Hemorrhoids are associated with constipation.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

A low fiber diet is associated with constipation which increases the risk of hemorrhoids.

In brief: Yes

A low fiber diet is associated with constipation which increases the risk of hemorrhoids.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

A low fiber diet typically makes stool more difficult to pass, leading to more pushing and potentiating the development of hemorrhoids.

In brief: Yes

A low fiber diet typically makes stool more difficult to pass, leading to more pushing and potentiating the development of hemorrhoids.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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