How can I prevent internal hemorrhoidal disease?
Here are some ways to prevent internal hemorrhoidal disease:
- Try to keep your stool soft and regular. Make sure you get enough fiber in your diet, about 30 grams/day, by eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A fiber supplement may help you reach your fiber goal. Your doctor may suggest a stool softener or laxative.
- Exercise regularly to help prevent constipation.
- Maintain good toilet habits. Don't strain or sit too long on the toilet.
- Do not delay bowel movements. Go to the toilet when you feel the urge.