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How can hemorrhoids be prevented? What causes hemorrhoid, is there any type of food that should be avoided?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Hemorrhoids!

Hemorrhoids are caused by many factors, including heredity.
But the main preventable causes are low fiber in your diet, pregnancy in women, which causes pelvic venous congestion, tight garments, constipation, which forces more bearing down with defecation. Sitting for prolongued periods is an aggravating factor. Obesity as well. Exercise helps preventing them, as does correcting what i've said!

In brief: Hemorrhoids!

Hemorrhoids are caused by many factors, including heredity.
But the main preventable causes are low fiber in your diet, pregnancy in women, which causes pelvic venous congestion, tight garments, constipation, which forces more bearing down with defecation. Sitting for prolongued periods is an aggravating factor. Obesity as well. Exercise helps preventing them, as does correcting what i've said!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal.
This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. Pressure on these veins causes hemorrhoids --straining at stool during diarrhea or constipation, pregnancy or obesity can contribute to this. No specific foods cause hemorrhoids, but increased fiber and water in the diet can prevent them. If you have a diet with enough fiber and water, then care of the anus during hemorrhoidal symptoms should help: clean area with warm water on toilet paper after a bowel movement, and use soothing ointment such as hydrocortisone.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal.
This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. Pressure on these veins causes hemorrhoids --straining at stool during diarrhea or constipation, pregnancy or obesity can contribute to this. No specific foods cause hemorrhoids, but increased fiber and water in the diet can prevent them. If you have a diet with enough fiber and water, then care of the anus during hemorrhoidal symptoms should help: clean area with warm water on toilet paper after a bowel movement, and use soothing ointment such as hydrocortisone.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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