Hemorrhoids: What You Should Know
Can You Prevent Hemorrhoids?
What you eat and drink makes a difference. The things that help you avoid hemorrhoids are also good for the rest of your body.
Eat more fiber. A good way to get it is from plant foods -- vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. Most Americans need more fiber, and foods are the best sources.
Stay hydrated. If you don’t, you may strain during a bowel movement and make hard stools, which further irritate the swollen veins. Drink water, and remember that you also get H2O from foods such as fruits and vegetables.