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April 2000 Issue

Help for Hemorrhoids Includes Fiber, Fluids and Fitness

Q. I have hemorrhoids. What dietary changes can I make to ease the pain? A. You're not alone. About 50% of people over age 50 have hemorrhoids, swollen blood vessels in and around the rectal area. The 3 F's in the headline hold the key for how to prevent and treat hemorrhoids. Causes and Symptoms. Common triggers for developing hemorrhoids include inactivity—especially long periods of standing or sitting—heavy lifting, obesity and straining

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