(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids occur when rectal veins become
swollen, itchy, painful and tender, often from straining to move
The American Gastroenterological Association says the following
options may help control hemorrhoids:
- Add more fiber to your diet in the form of fruits, vegetables
and whole grains.
- Drink plenty of liquids each day.
- Use a stool softener or fiber supplement.
- Soothe with a bath, cold pack or bed rest.
- Wipe gently with a moist tissue after a bowel movement.
If symptoms continue, visit your doctor, the association
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