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How can you prevent hemorrhoids?

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Here are some easy ways to prevent hemorrhoids:

  • Eat fiber. A good way to get it is from plant foods -- vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes.
  • Drink water. It will help you avoid hard stools and constipation, so you strain less during bowel movements. Fruits and vegetables, which have fiber, also have water in them.
  • Exercise. Physical activity, like walking a half-hour every day, is another way to keep your blood and your bowels moving.
  • Don't wait to go. Use the toilet as soon as you feel the urge.

From: What Are Hemorrhoids? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors"; and "Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider, E. , February 2010. Surgical Clinics of North America

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

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors"; and "Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider, E. , February 2010. Surgical Clinics of North America

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

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

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