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Does your diet affect hemorrhoid flare-ups?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms.
Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either.

In brief: Yes
Low fiber and inadequate fluid intake as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol intake can contribute to constipation and hemorrhoidal symptoms.
Chronic diarrhea can also aggravate the hemorrhoidal tissue. Try to avoid foods and habits that contribute to either.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine
In brief: It can
It can affect flare ups if you are not getting enough fiber and water in your diet.
You want to make sure that this is so, since not enough will cause you to strain when evacuating, making hemorrhoid flare-ups more likely. Eat organic (pesticide free) brightly colored fruits and vegetables to increase nutrition and fiber content. Review your diet, medications and supplements with your doctor.

In brief: It can
It can affect flare ups if you are not getting enough fiber and water in your diet.
You want to make sure that this is so, since not enough will cause you to strain when evacuating, making hemorrhoid flare-ups more likely. Eat organic (pesticide free) brightly colored fruits and vegetables to increase nutrition and fiber content. Review your diet, medications and supplements with your doctor.
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