Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus and in the rectum (the very lowest portion of the colon) that may protrude from the anus.
Hemorrhoids are very much like varicose veins; they enlarge and lose elasticity, resulting in saclike protrusions into the anal canal. They are not tumours or growths.
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Other Causes Of Hemorrhoids
Symptoms Of Hemorrhoids
Different Types Of Hemorrhoids
This can be taken as an indication that our dietary and nutritional habits play a greater role in this disorder than anything else.
Foods To Eat
Eat foods that are high in dietary fiber such as wheat bran, fresh fruits, and nearly all vegetables. Apples, beetroots, Brazil nuts, broccoli, foods in the cabbage family, carrots, green beans, oat bran, lima beans, pears, peas, psyllium seed, and whole grains are recommended.
A high fiber diet is probably the most important consideration in the treatment and prevention of hemorrhoids. Although it has also been noted that if you have too many bowel movements a day - that could also aggravate hemorrhoids and make them worse. Making sure to eat the right amounts of fiber so you have a bowel movement once to twice per day is ideal.
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, and wholefood supplements.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !