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    Hemorrhoids: What You Should Know

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    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.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 27, 2016
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