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What diet is useful for people suffering from hemorrhoids?

(August 5, 2011)

People suffering from hemorrhoids can follow a sample diet menu as mentioned below:
  • For breakfast you can eat ¾ cup of oatmeal, half a grapefruit, 2 tablespoons of raisins, 2 slices of whole wheat toast with 2 teaspoons of margarine or 2 tablespoons of jam or jelly, a cup of skimmed milk or ¾ cup coffee.
  • For a mid morning snack you can have a bran muffin with a teaspoon of margarine and half a cup of orange juice.
  • Lunch can comprise of a cup of vegetable soup, 3 oz of lean hamburger patty, a multi-grain bun, 2 slices of tomato, lettuce, ½ a cup of baked beans, an oatmeal cookie, a medium size apple and a cup of skimmed milk.
  • For dinner you can eat a garden salad, 3 oz of broiled chicken, ½ cup brown rice, broccoli with ½ cup cheese sauce and a cup of skimmed milk.

Submitted by N on August 5, 2011 at 06:02


Can milk and garlic benefit piles patient?

Many studies have shown the effectiveness of milk and garlic in the treatment of piles and hemorrhoids. There are also a number of natural home remedies for piles which can be prepared using these two ingredients in combination with some other beneficial natural ingredients. One of the easiest home remedies is using warm milk for piles along with some added clarified butter. A glass of this mixture can be had every night before bedtime to prevent and treat piles. This home remedy helps soothe the intestines and makes it easier to pass stool.

Flaxseed and clarified butter mixed with warm milk for piles is another good natural remedy which acts as a laxative and helps prevent constipation problems. Using garlic for hemorrhoids is another great way of relieving the painful symptoms of this condition and curing it completely. Garlic not only stops painful piles from growing but it also provides relief from the pain. A mixture of powdered garlic cloves and chopped onions can be applied on the piles with the help of a cotton pad for at least 3 hours to relieve painful piles. This garlic treatment for hemorrhoids destroys the bacteria, strengthens the damaged veins and minimizes the inflammation caused by the hemorrhoids.
Submitted by N on July 30, 2011 at 06:12


Is yogurt good for piles?

Piles or hemorrhoids can prove to be one of the most painful conditions as it involves the inflammation of the blood vessels at the anus. The main causes for this condition include constipation, poor fiber intake and pressure exerted on the anal region.

The best remedy for this condition is the intake pf plenty of water. The consumption of a fiber rich diet is also essential for the treatment of piles. This could include the intake of fibrous foods such as green leafy vegetables, other vegetables as well as fruits. Sprinkling a teaspoon of powdered flax seeds on various food preparations is also beneficial for the treatment of piles. Many people recommend the intake of yogurt for hemorrhoids. Yogurt is rich in bacteria that are beneficial for the proper functioning of the body. The bacteria help to improve digestion and thus aid bowel movement. They also fight off bad bacteria and help in enhancing the working of the immune system. In addition, the application of cold yogurt to the affected area is also believed to be of great help as it reduces the itchiness as well as the pain that are characteristic of piles. However, pure milk and hemorrhoids may not be a good combination for some individuals who are known to suffer from bowel irregularities after the consumption of milk and this may aggravate the condition.
Submitted by N on July 25, 2011 at 06:12


Is apple cider vinegar good for hemorrhoids?

Apple cider vinegar is known to be a helpful treatment for relieving hemorrhoids. It can be used to treat internal as well as external hemorrhoids. Even those who suffer from bleeding hemorrhoids will benefit from it. Apple cider vinegar for hemorrhoids can be used an internal treatment as well as a topical one.

Drinking apple cider vinegar for piles treatment is effective because the fermented acids present in the vinegar help in restricting the growth of bacteria in the digestive system. These acids along with magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium help in regulating digestion and this alleviates the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Apple cider vinegar for internal hemorrhoids and bleeding is effective because it helps to reduce inflammation. When consuming apple cider vinegar, ensure that you dilute it with water because the acidity levels can be quite high. Apple cider vinegar provides relief to those with bleeding hemorrhoids since it works as a natural blood coagulant and hence restricts bleeding. It can also be used an external treatment for hemorrhoids to reduce pain, itching and burning. Apply a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the affected area using a cotton ball. The treatment may be repeated until the swelling and pain reduces.
Submitted by N on July 19, 2011 at 06:11


How high fiber diet is good for hemorrhoids?

The best way to avoid and treat hemorrhoids is by including plenty of fiber in your daily diet. A high fiber diet for hemorrhoids not only helps in boosting digestion but also helps prevent constipation. One of the main causes for hemorrhoids is constipation and therefore a daily diet rich in fibers helps in softening stools so that they can be expelled from the anal passage without any force or strain. Fruits and vegetables like apples, oranges, spinach, broccoli, beans and peas are rich in fiber and should be included in a high fiber diet for hemorrhoids.

Whole wheat cereals and bran are also rich sources of fiber and make healthy breakfast options in a hemorrhoid diet. In addition to a healthy fiber rich diet many people also take fiber supplements for hemorrhoids such as flax fiber and psyllium to prevent problems like constipation and piles. Other than such supplements there are also fiber pills available commercially for hemorrhoid problems. Regular consumption of fiber pills for piles does not really help treat piles but helps prevent problems like constipation which can cause piles. It is important to remember that these supplements work best when taken in addition to a high fiber diet to prevent and cure painful hemorrhoids.
Submitted by N on July 14, 2011 at 06:10


Hemorrhoid Foods Fiber Diet

The main aim in hemorrhoid treatment and diet for hemorrhoids is to avoid any flare ups and to soothe the achy bottom.

The following diet tips mentioned below will help in the treatment of hemorrhoids along with the medications prescribed by your specialist.

  1. Dietary fiber plays an important role in a hemorrhoids diet. Most of the cases of hemorrhoids can be dealt by increasing the fiber content in the diet.
    Fiber present in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereals and its products cannot be digested by the digestive enzymes in the gut. As it passes the small intestines it absorbs more water and by the time it reaches the colon, it helps in the formation of a smooth, soft and bulky stool.
    This avoids any strain on the rectum which is the major cause for hemorrhoids. Food sources that are high in fiber include whole wheat, whole rye, rolled oats, unprocessed oatmeal, brown rice, legumes, beans, Brussels sprouts, carrots, corn, cabbage, green beans, lettuce, eggplant, apples, apricots, figs, raisins, oranges and  prunes.
  2. Avoid processed, refined foods, fatty and oily foods and refined carbohydrates in the form of sugary foods as far as possible because they not only lack fiber but also lack in other vital nutrients required for health.
  3. Add fiber gradually in your diet and instead of bulking it in one meal try to divide the fiber rich food in the whole day. Remember to drink sufficient water when you increase fiber in your diet or else it may cause abdominal cramps, flatulence, bloating or belching. Water will also avoid formation of hard stools and prevent straining on the rectal muscles. So make sure to drink at least 12 glasses of water throughout the day with other fluids.
  4. Try to lose weight if you are above your ideal body weight, this way you can do a favor on your bottoms by reducing their stress. However avoid sudden weight loss with the help of fad diets. Make weight loss a healthy process by following a balanced diet along with increasing your physical activity.
  5. Attend all your nature calls and avoid holding or delaying a defecation process. Keep your anal region dry and clean; however avoid using dry toilet paper which can further irritate the anal region. To ease the pain you can also soak your bottoms in warm water or have a sitz bath several times a day.
Submitted by C N on December 7, 2010 at 01:13


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