You Have The Power To Prevent Hemorrhoids
About half of all Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, with one million new cases every year. Dr. David Bub and his colleagues at the Lehigh Valley Hemorrhoid Treatment Center want to assure you that this common condition is preventable. A few simple changes to your lifestyle can have far-reaching benefits.
- Include more fiber in your diet. Fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, and whole-grain breads and cereals are good sources of fiber.
- Drink plenty of fluids (except alcohol). Eight glasses of water a day are ideal.
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid laxatives, except bulk-forming laxatives such as Fiberall, Metamucil, etc.
- When you feel the need to have a bowel movement, don’t wait too long to use the bathroom.
If you have any questions about preventing hemorrhoids or would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Bub or one of our other physicians, contact the Lehigh Valley Hemorrhoid Treatment Center today.