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How can I keep my hemorrhoids from getting worse?

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  • Bump up the fiber.
  • Drink lots of fluids.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Breathe.
  • Use a pillow when you sit.
  • If you must sit for a long time, get up every hour and move around for at least 5 minutes.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Treatment."

Harvard Health Publications: "Hemorrhoids and what to do about them."

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center: "Bowel Program in Spinal Cord Injury."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hemorrhoids."

Medscape: "Hemorrhoids Treatment & Management."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Hemorrhoids (Beyond the Basics)."

Harvard Health Publications: "6 self-help tips for hemorrhoid flare-ups."

Komaroff, A. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, Simon & Schuster, 1999.

NPR: "For Best Toilet Health: Squat Or Sit?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2020

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Treatment."

Harvard Health Publications: "Hemorrhoids and what to do about them."

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center: "Bowel Program in Spinal Cord Injury."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hemorrhoids."

Medscape: "Hemorrhoids Treatment & Management."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Hemorrhoids (Beyond the Basics)."

Harvard Health Publications: "6 self-help tips for hemorrhoid flare-ups."

Komaroff, A. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, Simon & Schuster, 1999.

NPR: "For Best Toilet Health: Squat Or Sit?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2020

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