What Foods I Should Avoid If I Have Hemorrhoids?

Q:
What foods I should avoid if I have hemorrhoids?

A:
In addition to some treatment, you need to pay attention to your diet if you have hemorrhoids. The following are some tips.

Limit foods with little fiber

They can cause or make constipation (and therefore hemorrhoids) worse. Most common foods of such kinds include:

  • White bread and bagels
  • Milk, cheese, and other dairy
  • Meat
  • Processed foods such as frozen meals and fast food

Some of these (red meat, processed meat like hot dogs, and refined carbs) as well as fried foods can also cause inflammation in your body, which may make hemorrhoids worse.

Cut down on things worsening your symptoms

If your hemorrhoids itch or hurt, cut down on things that can irritate your gut, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Citrus fruits

Watch the amount of salt you eat

Too much salt can lead to your body hanging on to water, which puts more pressure on your blood vessels.

Stop consuming iron supplements

Iron is a known constipating supplement. So foods with it can worsen your symptoms.

Besides foods to avoid, you can try some food that is helpful to improving  your conditions. However, if your symptoms are serious, consult a doctor.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.