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Dealing with hemorrhoids

(HealthDayNews) -- Hemorrhoids are swollen varicose veins in the anus, a condition that affects almost a third of the American public. They're most often caused by constipation, and the best medicine may well be prevention.

Eat five fibrous fruits and five fibrous vegetables a day and you'll probably never suffer from them.

But if you do, don't sit on the toilet too long and try to relax, not bear down. It also may help to raise your feet on a small object, which puts you in more of a squatting position.

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