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Why do I need soluble fiber in my diet if I have hemorrhoids?

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Soluble dissolves in water to form a gel-like goo. (Picture what happens to oats when you mix them with water.) It makes your poop soft, well-formed, and easy to pass.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2020

SOURCES:

HealWithFood.org: "The Anti-Hemorrhoid Diet Plan for Curing Hemorrhoids."

U.S. News and World Report: "A Tale of Two Fibers."

IBS Treatment Center: "Fiber."

Harvard Health Publications: "Hemorrhoids and what to do about them," "Foods that fight inflammation."

UCSF Medical Center: "Increasing Fiber Intake."

Tufts Open Courseware, PPM 121 Nutrition and Medicine, Fall 2006: "Fiber."

Oncology Nutrition: "Constipation, Diarrhea and Fiber."

Mount Sinai: "Bowel Function and Dietary Fiber."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hemorrhoids."

Mayo Clinic: "Nutrition and healthy eating: Chart of high-fiber foods," "Anal itching: Lifestyle and home remedies," "Hemorrhoids."

USDA National Nutrient Database: "11212, Edamame, frozen, prepared."

Thomas' Breads: "Thomas' Plain Bagels."

Quaker Oats: "Quaker Instant Oatmeal."

World's Healthiest Foods: "Flavonoids," "Fiber."

Misra, M.C. British Journal of Surgery, July 2000.

OSU Linus Pauling Institute: "Flavonoids."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Hydrating Through Fruits and Veggies."

KidsHealth: "Constipation."

American Heart Association: "Sodium and Your Health."

McLaren Flint: "Iron Deficiency Anemia –Use of Iron Supplements."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2020

SOURCES:

HealWithFood.org: "The Anti-Hemorrhoid Diet Plan for Curing Hemorrhoids."

U.S. News and World Report: "A Tale of Two Fibers."

IBS Treatment Center: "Fiber."

Harvard Health Publications: "Hemorrhoids and what to do about them," "Foods that fight inflammation."

UCSF Medical Center: "Increasing Fiber Intake."

Tufts Open Courseware, PPM 121 Nutrition and Medicine, Fall 2006: "Fiber."

Oncology Nutrition: "Constipation, Diarrhea and Fiber."

Mount Sinai: "Bowel Function and Dietary Fiber."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hemorrhoids."

Mayo Clinic: "Nutrition and healthy eating: Chart of high-fiber foods," "Anal itching: Lifestyle and home remedies," "Hemorrhoids."

USDA National Nutrient Database: "11212, Edamame, frozen, prepared."

Thomas' Breads: "Thomas' Plain Bagels."

Quaker Oats: "Quaker Instant Oatmeal."

World's Healthiest Foods: "Flavonoids," "Fiber."

Misra, M.C. British Journal of Surgery, July 2000.

OSU Linus Pauling Institute: "Flavonoids."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Hydrating Through Fruits and Veggies."

KidsHealth: "Constipation."

American Heart Association: "Sodium and Your Health."

McLaren Flint: "Iron Deficiency Anemia –Use of Iron Supplements."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2020

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