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How Diet Impacts Hemorrhoids

January 23, 2015

Do you suffer from painful hemorrhoids? This video discusses hemorrhoid treatment options that you can employ at home.

What you eat impacts your risk of hemorrhoids. For one, a high-calorie diet can lead to obesity, which can increase the occurrence of swollen veins in the rectal region. Two, foods with low fiber content can make it more difficult for your body to have normal bowel movements. In order to better regulate your system and avoid hemorrhoids, include plenty of low-fat, high-fiber foods in your meals, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. To supplement your diet, you can also use fiber pills or powder packets to facilitate regular bowel movements. And be sure to drink 8 cups of water daily.

Colorectal Surgical Associates offers hemorrhoid treatment services for residents in the greater Houston region. To set up an appointment with a colon doctor, call (713) 469-3256.

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