Dr. Marc Brand explains how dietary and lifestyle changes can affect hemorrhoids.
Well, that starts with how bowel habits affect hemorrhoids, and that is either diarrhea or constipation. And if your dietary or lifestyle habits contribute to that, then your dietary or lifestyle habits can be affecting your habits. So the important things are, try to avoid foods that are constipating and to make sure that you have a diet that’s high in fiber and have an adequate fluid intake, which is at least half a gallon of liquids a day.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.