What can I do about hemorrhoids

What can I do about hemorrhoids - Some B vitamins and...

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Digestive System What can I do about hemorrhoids? * 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 is ideal. * Exercise regularly. * Avoid laxatives except bulk-forming laxatives such as Fiberall, Metamucil, etc. Other types of laxatives can lead to diarrhea, which can worsen hemorrhoids. * When you feel the need to have a bowel movement, don't wait too long to use the bathroom. * Bacteria ferments the remaining carbohydrates, releasing hydrogen, CO2, and methane gas (flatus). * The remaining protein are converted to amino acids and other products and absorbed. * Decomposes bilirubin to urobilinogen which gives feces its brown color.
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Unformatted text preview: * Some B vitamins and vitamin K are synthesized. * Peritonitis- acute inflammation of the peritoneal cavity Defecation Feces consist of inorganic salts, sloughed off epithelial cells, bacteria, products of bacterial decomposition, undigested food, and water. * Mass peristalsis initiates the defecation reflex. * impulses from parasympathetic fibers, voluntary contracts of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, all act to cause contraction of the internal anal sphincter . * The external anal sphincter is voluntarily controlled. * Diarrhea- defecation of liquid feces caused by increased movement of the intestines, decreasing the time for absorption. * Constipation- difficult defecation of dry feces caused by decreased motility....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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