The right food habits can help prevent a hemorrhoid problem

The right food habits can help prevent a hemorrhoid problem

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. Excess pressure on the pelvic and rectal veins causes hemorrhoids and they can be painful if not taken care of at the initial stages. There are various causes for this problem and it arises from poor bowel movements. Fortunately there are many ways to prevent hemorrhoids.

Most of the time, making simple changes in food habits can prevent hemorrhoids. The most important factor that needs care is bowel habits and this is possible when you choose the right foods. Here are some of the foods that are effective in preventing hemorrhoids.

  1. Yoghurt and Kefir – Probiotics present in yoghurt and kefir are friendly bacteria that enhance digestive system and immunity functions. They help reduce dehydration and thereby stimulate bowel movements.
  2. Fruits and vegetables have always provided the essential nutrients to maintain good health and stay disease-free. They are rich in fiber and they add bulk to stool and reduce constipation thereby allowing easy bowel movements. The fluids present in fruits and vegetables ease constipation.
  3. Whole grains – Whole grains are rich in proteins, fiber and micro-nutrients. Hence it is extremely important to include fiber-rich foods in your diet to maintain health and prevent hemorrhoids.
  4. Low-fluids – It is important to drink a lot of water and other fluids like fruit and vegetable juices but not colas or aerated drinks.

The following is a list of the foods that contain the required fibers, proteins, vitamins and fluids to prevent hemorrhoids.

  • Fruits: Blueberries, pears, apples, guavas, papaya (ripe) etc.
  • Vegetables: Peas, broccoli, dark green vegetables, beans, spinach, artichokes, papaya (raw), figs, okra, black and white beans, chick peas etc.
  • Whole grains: Whole wheat flour, whole-grain bread, brown rice, popcorn, oats, barley etc.
  • Legumes: Lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, prunes etc.

Always remember that your food habits are responsible for your health. The foods that you choose to eat have a great effect on your health. It is not that you will never enjoy the delicacies that are not always healthy, but a controlled and calculated intake of the appropriate foods can help you to avoid many diseases and is the best way to stay healthy and enjoy life without any pain or worries. If you are experiencing any problems related to hemorrhoids, switch to the diet regime given above and you are sure to get relief quite easily.

In severe hemorrhoids cases, a change in diet will not be enough and a consult with a hemorrhoid specialist to treat hemorrhoids is better recommended.

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