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If I eat more vegetables can I prevent hemorrhoids?
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Fiber
Hemorrhoids are vessels around the anal area that stretch in response to pressure.
Increased pressure and swelling may result from straining to have a bowel movement of chronic constipation. Eating fruits and vegetables does make stools softer and results in less straining. So eating more fruits and vegetables is likely to reduce in less hemorrhoids than if you subsisted in meat and potatoes.

In brief: Fiber
Hemorrhoids are vessels around the anal area that stretch in response to pressure.
Increased pressure and swelling may result from straining to have a bowel movement of chronic constipation. Eating fruits and vegetables does make stools softer and results in less straining. So eating more fruits and vegetables is likely to reduce in less hemorrhoids than if you subsisted in meat and potatoes.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
More fiber, including a fiber supplement in addition to more fruits and vegetables along with a stool softener will be helpful.
Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Diet and Hemorrhoids
Eating fresh fruit and vegetable is a good start.
Of equal importance is the development of healthy eating habits- two liters of water per day, regular meals at scheduled times and eating a high fiber diet. Also, limit time on the toilet to five minutes or less, and dont read, or text, or talk on the phone while sitting there.

In brief: Diet and Hemorrhoids
Eating fresh fruit and vegetable is a good start.
Of equal importance is the development of healthy eating habits- two liters of water per day, regular meals at scheduled times and eating a high fiber diet. Also, limit time on the toilet to five minutes or less, and dont read, or text, or talk on the phone while sitting there.
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Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine
3 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. Usually a powder fiber supplement in addition to eating more vegetables is needed.

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. Usually a powder fiber supplement in addition to eating more vegetables is needed.
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diet and hemorrhoids
The answer is yes, especially if the vegetables choosen contain more fiber or bulk.
Read or look up the fiber content of the foods you want to choose. The higher the better. Start slowly in increasing your fiber content, as too much too soon can result in gas production.

In brief: Diet and hemorrhoids
The answer is yes, especially if the vegetables choosen contain more fiber or bulk.
Read or look up the fiber content of the foods you want to choose. The higher the better. Start slowly in increasing your fiber content, as too much too soon can result in gas production.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes - high fiber
Eating more vegetables, as part of a diet generally high in fiber, will help prevent hemorrhoids by easing the passage of stool.

In brief: Yes - high fiber
Eating more vegetables, as part of a diet generally high in fiber, will help prevent hemorrhoids by easing the passage of stool.
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine
In brief: MAYBE
Its all about fiber - eat a potato - your not helping - blueberrys come out whole - as does spinach and corn.
So anything that is gonna move the stool out clean, fast, and smooth and your probably doing yourself some good -.

In brief: MAYBE
Its all about fiber - eat a potato - your not helping - blueberrys come out whole - as does spinach and corn.
So anything that is gonna move the stool out clean, fast, and smooth and your probably doing yourself some good -.
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